The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, Dallas

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Located in the building where Lee Harvey Oswald fired the three infamous shots that killed John F. Kennedy, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza examines the life, death, and legacy of the 35th president of the United States. The museum's exhibits use historic films, photographs, and interpretive displays to present the assassination in a historical context, drawing on government investigations that followed the event. This is the only place in the world where you can take a look through the very window on which Oswald leaned as he fired upon the presidential motorcade. Remember that only a limited number of visitors can enter at any one time, so be sure to book your timed-entry tickets well in advance. Plan a trip to Dallas easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • The place where he was shot by the President of the j. f. Kennedy from the outermost window in the penultimate floor, located in the very centre of the city of Dallas
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  • I'm old enough to have a clear memory of the JFK assassination and found this museum (formerly the Texas School Book Depository) a fascinating combination of flashbacks and totally new information. No...  more »
  • Great museum, well and tastefully done. Nice audio tour. Would be good for kids too. Good interactive videos showing limo route.  more »
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  • It was a very crowded day, although we didn't have to wait too long to get in, but boy was it packed upstairs. They provide you with a personal audio guide which kind of isolates you from the typical shared museum experience. It was easier to read the printed materials on each montage and move more quickly through. The real draw to me was the area that Oswald used. You can look down at the street below from the next window over. Honestly, it didn't look that far away. It seemed pretty doable, and not a lot of need for the years of conspiracy. Very interesting place and a must do if you are in Dallas. Would be a 5 if less crowded.
  • Not a bad exhibit. Has a lot of information on John F. Kennedy, one of the greatest presidents of this nation. I prefer the older exhibits over the newer auto tours with the headsets though. It was pretty crowded but well the worth the time and money spent to go. Pretty nice souvenir shop. Would definitely go again but on a less crowded day to be able to see the exhibits I didn't get to see this time.
  • We did the audio tour listening to and followed through the museum. Its AMAZING! I highly recommend seeing this. Standing where it all happened is surreal. It takes a couple of hours. If you take the time to read each section there is a lot of great and interesting information. Love the interactive TVs near the window and the recreated snipers nest. The museum does a beautiful job of telling the story and evoking genuine emotion.
  • Really interesting place with lots of great things to see. The audio tour is very well done and overall I’d recommend the museum. The day I went was quite crowded but a convention was in town.. definitely plan a visit here! Awesome place, definitely look forward to going back again. If you only have a little bit of time in Dallas, spend it here! You won’t regret it!
  • We visited on 8/4/18. Highly recommend getting the Dallas City Pass (which we picked up at another attraction we did first) as it allowed us to skip the long ticket line and go to the information desk and get immediate tickets and a return time 45 minutes later. The cafe in the gift shop across the street was the perfect place to grab a quick bite (pricey- 2 veggie wraps and two water bottles were $28.70) and browse to pass the 45 minute wait. The line to start is long but moves pretty quickly. The audio headsets let you go at your own pace and the crowds never get too overwhelming. The museum is very well done. No photos allowed inside. Parking was $8 and there seemed to be plenty available. DART also stopped there for those using public transport. Definitely worth seeing.

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