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John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza

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This simple monument to the slain president was built on a plaza adjacent to the Texas School Book Depository building.
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Main Street and Market Street, Dallas, TX 75202
Downtown Dallas
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Four massive concrete corners floating in the air. It is an engineering marvel. As a memorial, it has a stark simplicity that is moving. However, it takes about two minutes to view after thirty minutes of circling for parking -- and you really don't see...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Cinquefoilr
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Not a big history buff but to see where JFK was shot was on my sort list when I found out I was going to be in Dallas It was surreal for sure to see the building and even the X on street where he...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not much, but nice memorial area. We liked Dealey Plaza more, but interesting to read the memorial info.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sherrycat
Reviewed 13 December 2018

The people who did the cometary seemed very respective of this area. They were very happy to tell the story.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tricia13mc
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Excellent tour and excellent guide. You really feel you have come back to 1963. Don´t miss it ! Very interesting and full of details and anecdotes.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ShortyC9
Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

I understand why the memorial is built as it is but just found it to be a little sparse and underwhelming (just a concrete block to be honest!). I’m glad however there were plaques advising about it. Would recommend for a quick 5 minute stop...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DizzyBlonde23
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

The memorial isn’t the best. However I do keep in mind this memorial was build in the 70’s. The surrounding of this memorial is amazing! I will be back!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank X4315SHmariah
Reviewed 30 November 2018

We visited the memorial plaza and were impressed with how well kept it is and how amazing it was given the historical events that took place here

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Baylovers
Reviewed 13 November 2018

This is a very nice place to remember JFK and the work he did, and the impact he made on the US. Should be visited.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ugo C
Reviewed 7 November 2018

I wasn't sure what to expect, but the starkness of the plaza was almost breathtaking. Well maintained with folks around to answer questions. Worth a stop if you are in the area.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from Patrick O | Reviewed this property |
Yep I went to the JFK Memorial Plaza while waiting for my tour bus to arrive. If you know the area so well then you know the tour company. To my family and myself the JFK Memorial seamed unfinished. And as you stated it is... More
4 September 2015|
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Response from AcaSusie | Reviewed this property |
Holiday Inn Express. That is where we stayed.
31 December 2014|
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Response from pstee0072 | Reviewed this property |
I honestly don't know where the nearest one will be, but considering the size of this city, you'll be able to find one.