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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  • Do yourself a favor and order your tickets online, this will save you the trouble of sitting in two separate lines. The line to purchase tickets can be just as just as long as the line to get... 
    Do yourself a favor and order your tickets online, this will save you the trouble of sitting in two separate lines. The line to purchase tickets can be just as just as long as the line to get...  more »
  • Small, yet informative museum. As some other reviews have stated, there is a quite a bit of text to read. But I felt like there was a decent amount of images, video, and artifacts to balance it out... 
    Small, yet informative museum. As some other reviews have stated, there is a quite a bit of text to read. But I felt like there was a decent amount of images, video, and artifacts to balance it out...  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.
  • Historic museum! It tells a great story about the assassination of JFK! It really provides thorough explanations and narratives and sets up the actual location of the gunman. The surrounds are also nice to explore. I’d recommend arriving thirty mins before your appointed museum ticket time to check out the X spots and take photos. I recommend the earliest time for museum as it is nice and quiet! There are lots of tourists! Parking is $12 for all day basically. Tickets are only purchased online so be sure to buy it online beforehand!

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