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John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza

Main Street and Market Street, Dallas, TX 75202
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This simple monument to the slain president was built on a plaza adjacent to the Texas School Book Depository building.
  • Excellent40%
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  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Main Street and Market Street, Dallas, TX 75202
Downtown Dallas
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited JFK Memorial Plaza, Dallas. It was the pits Not Only did JFK die in Dallas, it looks like they wanted to forget about him. The Memorial stands about two foot high with his name on it thats it. Surrounded with very tall concrete panels....More

Thank John N
Reviewed 2 days ago

I give up or is it still not finished? A pedestal with JFK's name in the middle with no Statue. Total disappointment upon entry. What a waste.

Thank johnrN3026VV
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wouldn't make a special trip to see this. It is a barren space with walls and it says the purpose is to celebrate JFK's life, not his death, yet it is somber and plain. Nothing resembles JFK's life here. Go to his Presidential Library...More

Thank Donna48845
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thought this memorial was terrible! It was a concrete eyesore that looked as if something was missing from it. When I read the explanation of how it was supposed to be a roofless room with a view of the sky and to represent freedom it...More

Thank jgalwaysonholiday
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my daughter and her cousin to visit the site! They had so many questions. At 10 and 8 years old it was expected. I was glad to share what I knew about that era and they were equally willling to share their thoughts about...More

Thank blkbutterfly72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good area to see betewen the red court house, the dealey plaza and here, in a3 block radius, a memory to kennedy

Thank richard m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On it's own, this monument is hideous and run down. You can't read the sign in front, since it's old and cracked to the point of being unreadable. They need to seriously, at the least, take a power washer to the monument as you can...More

Thank michaela t
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't bother with the tour. there are x's on the street for the two shots...pull up the Zapruder tape on Youtube and re-enact it yourself....if you know anything about guns...there goes Olviver Stone and the conspiracy theories.....great visit!

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I didn't get the design, not much there, they do have plaques on both sides of the memorial to tell you what you are looking at. thank goodness.

Thank Jolene K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I came to Dallas, I made a list of 5 must to see, this was Nr. 1. Wanted to see the PLACE. I was surprised, on photos it looks bit different. Just all people must to be carefully due the traffic in the location....More

Thank Roman H
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Doug M
24 November 2015|
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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
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kew001
4 September 2015|
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Response from AcaSusie | Reviewed this property |
Holiday Inn Express. That is where we stayed.
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Hotel Harry
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.
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