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“Fails to stimulate our emotions”

John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza
Ranked #42 of 211 things to do in Dallas
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This simple monument to the slain president was built on a plaza adjacent to the Texas School Book Depository building.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Compared to many other monuments we've visited around the world for people and events I have to say this one did not stimulate my emotions. I can understand the idea of a room open the sky supposedly representing Kennedy's open stance to the world on an intellectual level, but four walls and the man's name didn't speak to me on an emotional level. Having said that, you'll walk by it on the way to the Book Depository and Dealey Plaza so you might want to stop for a couple of moment to pay your respects.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank AllanJGJ
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Didn't like the monument itself. Doesn't really catch your imagination but when first spotted was curious about what it was.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank MaryMcI
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Interesting visit to see the memorial plaza. Interesting reading the story of JFK. We also went to where JFK was shot dead.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Dennis-and-Barbara
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Simple monument for reflection. Near the actual place of assassination, and other attractions. Can easily visit between attractions.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 828isaacb
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

This spot in Dallas changed history. Walk the historical route with respect book the tour upfront online.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 510petern
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