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Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District

500 Main St, Dallas, TX 75202-3521
+1 214-571-1000
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The site includes the former Texas School Book Depository and Dealey Plaza, two of the sights forever associated with the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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500 Main St, Dallas, TX 75202-3521
Downtown Dallas
+1 214-571-1000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

To be at the exact place Kennedy was shot at was surreal. Super historic...... The landmarks were easy to follow and a good way to walk around.....

Thank stueybbt1963
Reviewed yesterday

An easy area to ample through and recall the stories of the JFK assassination. Two Xs are on the road, allegedly marking the car positions for the first and second shots. Be sure to check out the wooden fence!

Thank tourismteach
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The is the spot where it all happened. There is the X in the middle of the street and of course you can go to the 6th floor museum if you really want to deep dive. The venue is free and you can walk the...More

Thank Beauchicken
Reviewed yesterday

Dealer Plaza and the grassy knoll have been preserved very much as it was in 1963. Display boards provide useful information to tourists.

Thank graw20
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Too stand where thousands of people stood and witnessed the murder of a President was very surreal. Go after a tour the Sixth Floor Museum and just close your eyes.

Thank TennesseeSquire
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Desley plaza is a solemn place where you can't help but think about what the Kennedy's went through, the worldwide repercussions and how the events effected Dallas as a city! It is thought provoking and soul stirring where both 'the truth' and the conspiracy theorists...More

Thank CeeVees
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You can then say you have been there and seen the X on the roadway and the area feels like you are looking at a window in time. Walk the Grassy Knoll and see the historical picket fence..... The area is a very historical site.

Thank Tandil19
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This became an instantaneous historic site, however it's taken Dallas years to not be ashamed of what happened that faithful November day. The area is definitely worth visiting and ponder the historical significance if this place was not a National Historical Landmark and JFK was...More

Thank Andy L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is short walk from here to the site of President Kennedy’s assassination, if you want to see the site, the memorial, and tour the museum located in the book depository. Can be noisy. There a several very busy roads

Thank NSP9454
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The history of this place is so important and it is difficult to stand there and not think about all the stories and conspiracy theories. I have never had my kids ask so many questions and engage in conversation. It was so amazing to be...More

Thank Bill K
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Is there an Embassy suite hotel near this area?
18 December 2016|
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Response from Norman S | Reviewed this property |
I don't know I would check on line.
Andy K
Hours of operation during the New Year Weekend
12 December 2015|
Response from Cmoontx | Reviewed this property |
The Sixth Floor Museum Wesite will have an answer regarding hours of operation. Plus much more information.
Andy K
I want to know its hours of operation December 30th, 31st and January 1st. Where is the NPS/NHHS station?
12 December 2015|
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Response from Trudymacey | Reviewed this property |
Dealey Plaza is a road so is always open, the Museum/book depositary will have its opening hours on their website....hours probably differ through Summer/Winter.