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John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza

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Neighbourhood: Downtown Dallas
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Address: Main Street and Market Street, Dallas, TX 75202
12:00 - 18:00
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Mon 12:00 - 18:00
Tue - Sun 09:30 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

This simple monument to the slain president was built on a plaza adjacent...

This simple monument to the slain president was built on a plaza adjacent to the Texas School Book Depository building.

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The local of great president was killed!

In Dallas, TX was the place where the President Kennedy was killed and the people of Dallas built the memorial in exactly place this fact! You will see the building where the... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Museum and staff were wonderful. Information in museum was truly fantastic! This is a MUST see! Exceeded expectations.

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Ocoee, Florida
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

In Dallas, TX was the place where the President Kennedy was killed and the people of Dallas built the memorial in exactly place this fact! You will see the building where the killer shot the bullets in the president!

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Mandatory place if you visit Dallas especially if you like history. The monument is awesome. The place of Kennedy assassination is also so closed must to visit.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A must see area if you're in Dallas. Such a big part of our American History. The X's marked are the street where President Kennedy was shot is a popular photo place but it's also a very busy street so don't go stand in the street on an X . Just take the photo of the spots where the shots... More 

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice spot to rest the feet after touring the sixth floor museum , watch out for the odd homeless guy who thinks the fountain is his bathtub . Good view of the grassy knoll .

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Ipswich, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the location of the assassination of President Kennedy 50 years ago and a memorial for him. History.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The memorial is behind the red brick building that is pictures presently. That Red brick building does have a nice visitor's center in it. The memorial is about 2 blocks away from Daley Plaza & the sixth floor museum. In my opinion, it's OK.although I think the memorial is kind of a waste. I don't argue about the principal or... More 

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Dakar, Senegal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went sight seeing with a group of friends when i was staying in Dallas in February 2016 for a couple of weeks. It was interesting seeing the spot where JFK was shot. Nice experience and nice walk.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's very well worth visiting. Don't miss it, really. It's just moments from Dealey Plaza. Ten minutes is enough. And it's supposed to be stunningly clever looking at night when it's lit up. Although I understand the sentiments the architect is trying to evoke because I read it on the plaque, that bit didn't land for me. Not in the... More 

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Frisco, Texas
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The JFM Memorial, by architect Philip Johnson and approved by Jackie Kennedy herself, was dedicated in 1970. The cenotaph (empty tomb) is supposed to symbolize the freedom of Kennedy’s spirit. It’s basically a large (30 by 50 by 50 ft.) concrete, empty and roofless room. Memorials should be inspirational, thought-provoking, and provide a setting in this case to contemplate the... More 

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