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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  • This museum is small but well worth visiting. Informative and educational, marking a key point in our country’s history. Not to be missed. 
    This museum is small but well worth visiting. Informative and educational, marking a key point in our country’s history. Not to be missed.  more »
  • Just a thick off the list of places to go see - spent about 30 mins walking around and looking at the key points of the place and the exact point Kennedy was shot. Historic place to visit Did not... 
    Just a thick off the list of places to go see - spent about 30 mins walking around and looking at the key points of the place and the exact point Kennedy was shot. Historic place to visit Did not...  more »
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  • The highlight of this place is the window where Oswald fired his shots, which is behind glass panels. They have a replica rifle–which is not the original–on display. There are a few interesting artifacts laid about, like the cameras used to film the event. The rest of the museum is basically textbook paragraphs pasted onto fancy panels on the walls. Not worth $18. You'd be better off paying the same amount for the bar and views of Reunion Tower. Also, management at this place is still imposing a mask mandate, regardless if you are vaccinated or not. This made me upset, since it makes me wonder why I even got vaccinated in the first place if we can't "go back to normal" at places like this? To be fair, this is the only public spot I visited in Dallas which maintains this rule. Go spend your time and money elsewhere or visit the park below for free if you are interested about the historical aspect. There is a free audio tour, which you can access via the QR codes on the placards in the park.
  • They were sold out couldn't get into the museum but we walked around outside and talked to some of the street vendors. It was an interesting experience. I took 3 kids agreed 4, 13, and 17. My 17 year old was the only one who seemed interested. My 4 year old liked the water and steps for jumping.

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