John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza

John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza

John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza
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9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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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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  • Jessica S
    Colorado Springs, Colorado7 contributions
    More good stuff to share
    The tour was divided up perfectly in sections. We didn’t walk far but we didn’t even notice as Preston’s information was spellbinding. Also, when people had to pee urgently at the break, he dropped us off, and met everyone at the bathrooms with codes. It’s just so nice when the expectations meet reality. Thank you for an exceptional half day.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 5, 2023
  • Lentara71
    Houston, Texas138 contributions
    This is a great memorial to remember the President and self reflect the things he stood for.
    A must-see for a trip to Dallas, TX. The memorial signifies what the President stood for. It is shaped to block out the outside sounds and is quiet inside. We came during the day and it was a great pensive experience.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 30, 2023
  • Ace5150
    Nuneaton, United Kingdom115 contributions
    Interesting memorial
    An interesting if not unremarkable monument to assassinated President Kennedy. It probably symbolises something, but the design is lost on me. Over the years, exhaust fumes from vehicles have stained the once bright white concrete, now it looks a tired beige in parts. Unfortunately, when I visited it, a few homeless people were gathering. They weren't intimidating or threatening, but certainly unwelcome. It's a monument that appears to be unfinished, don't ask me why.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written January 2, 2024
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彩香 新
5 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
It is unbelievable. You can see the scene where this incident happened. Many stories about the truth. It is sad and makes you reflect.
Written February 24, 2024
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Ace5150
Nuneaton, UK115 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
An interesting if not unremarkable monument to assassinated President Kennedy.
It probably symbolises something, but the design is lost on me.
Over the years, exhaust fumes from vehicles have stained the once bright white concrete, now it looks a tired beige in parts.
Unfortunately, when I visited it, a few homeless people were gathering. They weren't intimidating or threatening, but certainly unwelcome.
It's a monument that appears to be unfinished, don't ask me why.
Written January 2, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Chloe Thomas
Russell Springs, KY979 contributions
Nov 2023 • Business
The JFK Memorial plaza as an interesting tribute. While in town for business, we had to stop by it and other sites related to JFK. I am not very creative and into art so it didn’t do much for me, but if you are in the area it’s cool to stop by and take a few photos.
Written December 13, 2023
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Foodie Guy
Boise, ID6 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
Pretty cool memorial ! It’s a little different then you may expect. Read the plaques and it will help you understand the minimal design was on purpose.
Written December 2, 2023
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digitalroc
Calgary, Canada1,869 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
The memorial is interesting, as from the outside with the 30-foot walls there appears that there could be more once inside, but other than a granite marker, I left puzzled. The JFK memorial is often misunderstood, and even with my research, I understood the intent, however, I cannot fully connect with the artist’s vision on the memorial art.
Written November 29, 2023
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Learncpr5202
Tillsonburg, Canada306 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
This is a very interesting monument, dedicated to such an important person in the history of the United States. I really can’t add any more than what’s already been added. This is a simple monument with the meaning.
Written October 13, 2023
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Lentara71
Houston, TX138 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
A must-see for a trip to Dallas, TX.

The memorial signifies what the President stood for. It is shaped to block out the outside sounds and is quiet inside.

We came during the day and it was a great pensive experience.
Written September 30, 2023
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Bill K
Cleveland, OH331 contributions
Jun 2023
This monument is a great tribute to John F. Kennedy who was assassinated in Dallas. It is a reminder of his legacy and very fitting.
Written June 23, 2023
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Jessica S
Colorado Springs, CO7 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
The tour was divided up perfectly in sections. We didn’t walk far but we didn’t even notice as Preston’s information was spellbinding. Also, when people had to pee urgently at the break, he dropped us off, and met everyone at the bathrooms with codes. It’s just so nice when the expectations meet reality. Thank you for an exceptional half day.
Written May 5, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

charles t
1 contribution
Mar 2023 • Couples
Pickup and drop off point for tours is unsafe. Home less people approaching and demanding money often. Feels threatening at times.
Written March 20, 2023
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