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    JFK Museum - the Sixth Floor at Dealey Plaza

    by Virtuous_Tourist Written Sep 26, 2003

    This museum, at the site of the Kennedy assasination, is pretty interesting.
    The Texas School Book Depository Building in downtown Dallas has some cool memorablia associated with the former US president and the events of that fateful day.
    Discounts are sometimes available from the Tourist Information Center nearby.

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    John F. Kennedy -legend JFK - his life ended here.

    by Kodi01 Updated Aug 9, 2003

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    JFK and Jaqueline

    Many Americans can still distinctly recall Nov. 22, 1963, the day John Kennedy was assassinated. It was at Dealy Plaza in downtown Dallas..

    I was in Greece this year and it is a memory world-wide, seems everyone remembers this wonderful man.

    The Sixth Floor museum is a permanent , educational exhibition of the life, death of JFK.

    Exhibits feature photograhs, artifacts, a 30- minute audio tour and 6 films.

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    Historical SIghts

    by Carrie27 Written Jul 17, 2003

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    When in Dallas I would suggest going to see the JFK memorial building. The museum is located in the actual room in Dealy Plaza that the shooter did the shooting from (supposedly). There are many good memories of JFK in the museum and there is a book in which you can leave a little note about your experience if you like. Beware of the people outside who want to talk to you about their "alternative theories" as to what happened on the day of the shooting unless you have a couple spare hours.
    Dealy Plaza is located within walking distance to the West End Marketplace where there are many good restaurants, shops, a few dance clubs and a big arcade.

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    The only thing to see really

    by Sarah169 Written Jun 19, 2003

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    We went to Dallas mainly for one reason, to see where Kennedy was shot. It's a very morbid reason, but thats pretty much all there is to do.

    Its a bit eerie really to be able to stand on the Grassy knowl; the fence is still there aswell where they suspect another sniper stood.

    We walked around the town for a bit, and it has oriented its whole selling point around various conspiries.

    We didn't get chance to look round any of the museums, but the general concensus was that the museum based in the building where Lee H. Oswald was, is the best.

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    Sixth Floor Museum

    by elise_crash Written Feb 25, 2003

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    School Book Depository

    If you are interested in JFK, or at least the assassination conspiracy, then this is the place to visit! This is a great museum set up on the sixth floor of the school book depository, where the alleged shooter was located. In fact, you can look out the same window and get the view from where Oswald supposedly stood. There is a lot of information about Kennedy and the assassination. There are TV screens located throughout the tour that play different clips of things, and there is also a short film. You have the option of getting a guided audio tour (a headset and tape) for $3 extra. The audio tours are offered in 7 different languages. But, as with most audio tours, it is not absolutely necessary.
    Hours:
    Daily from 9a-6p (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas)
    Admission:
    $10 adults / $9 seniors and children (6-18) / Free for children under 6

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    JFK Assassination Site

    by Bwana_Brown Written Nov 28, 2002

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    The Fatal Spot

    Dealy Plaza, the site of President John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963, was only a few blocks from our hotel. Since I was a junior high school student at the time, it was one of only a few world events that I specifically remember what I was doing when I heard the news. Never did I dream that I would actually visit the site and enter the Texas School Book Depository building from which the shots were fired. The building is now The Sixth Floor Museum with a display of both life in that era and the story of what happened that day. For only $10 each it is worth a visit. The seventh floor is a display of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs taken during the past century, also interesting. The photo shows the location where the presidential limousine was when it was struck - the small plaque just in front of the walking crowd.

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    Sixth Floor Museum

    by btex Updated Nov 24, 2002

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    book depository building/6th floor museum

    In downtown Dallas, you can visit the JFK museum...aka...The Sixth Floor Museum. It's the place from where Oswald shot Kennedy. You can see the view Oswald had when shooting. I was downtown for the anniversary of JFK's death, and it's pretty moving to be in the same place where such an historic event took place. There's an X on Elm St. which marks the spot their automobile was when the shots rang out. You can run out into the road (when the cars are at the stop light) and look up to the Book Depository Building...and find the line that the bullets followed from the the 6th floor to the motorcade. Near the museum, you'll also see the grassy knoll where an alledged 2nd shooter was perched. There's also another memorial to JFK on the other side of the street.

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    Memorial Plaza

    by yooperprof Written Oct 5, 2002

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    Memorial

    Just a short stroll away from the Book Depository is this impressive Memorial dedicated to November 22, 1963. It occupies an entire city block, and features four tall concrete slabs that surround a simple stark monument.

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    If you are interested in...

    by Cabana_Boy Written Sep 8, 2002

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    If you are interested in visiting places that have historical significance, visit Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas.
    Simply walk around the plaza and imagine being there during Kennedy’s assassination. Even with all the touristas walking around as well as the traffic from three major downtown streets, Dealey Plaza seems very quiet and somewhat peaceful in an eerie sort of way.

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    John F. Kennedy Memorial

    by principesa Written Aug 26, 2002

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    The 50-foot square, open-roofed, concrete cenotaph, or empty tomb, was designed by New York architect and Kennedy family friend Phillip Johnson. Inside the stark monument is a black marble marker inscribed 'John F. Kennedy,' and granite markers on opposite ends of the site read, 'It is not a memorial to the pain and sorrow of death, but stands as a permanent tribute to the joy and excitement of one man's life.'
    The cenotaph, open 24 hours a day, is lighted from underneath at night. The memorial was erected in 1969 with private donations from the citizens of Dallas.

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    John F. Kennedy Memorial

    by pobrecita Written Aug 26, 2002

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    The 50-foot square, open-roofed, concrete cenotaph, or empty tomb, was designed by New York architect and Kennedy family friend Phillip Johnson. Inside the stark monument is a black marble marker inscribed 'John F. Kennedy,' and granite markers on opposite ends of the site read, 'It is not a memorial to the pain and sorrow of death, but stands as a permanent tribute to the joy and excitement of one man's life.'
    The cenotaph, open 24 hours a day, is lighted from underneath at night. The memorial was erected in 1969 with private donations from the citizens of Dallas.

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    Visit the Sixth Floor Museum...

    by phil_uk_net Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Visit the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.
    This was originally the Texas School Book Depository, allegedly the location where Lee Harvey Oswald shot President John F Kennedy on 22 November 1963.
    It is now a museum dedicated to the life, times, death and legacy of JFK.

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    Dealey Plaza - the sight of...

    by denver662 Written Aug 26, 2002

    Dealey Plaza - the sight of many different attractions...The Sixth Floor Museum, JFK Memorial, Dallas Visitor Center, The Conspriacy Museum, Reunion Tower and Arena, & the sight of JFK's assassination.
    This is a very historical place for the U.S. since it involved one of the most popular presidents of the 20th century.

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    Here in Dallas, one of the...

    by Judd Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Here in Dallas, one of the biggest attractions is the Sixth Floor Museum near Dealy Plaza. This is where the assassination of president Kennedy took place.
    Be sure to check out the area surrounding Dealy Plaza, particularly the grassy knoll.

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    Sixth Floor Museum

    by Kay_C Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Site of the US President John F. Kennedy asassination. Informative museum regarding the events of the day JFK was shot in 1963. Prepare to take some time here as there is alot of reading. The museum was pretty crowded on the Saturday afternoon that I was there - you may want to plan on visiting on a weekday.

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