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  • Address: John F Kennedy Memorial Plaza
  • Hours: Open 24 hours a day
  • Admission: Free

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John F. Kennedy Memorial

Simple but profoundly moving, the open-air John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza focuses on the granite slab bearing the assassinated president’s name etched in gold.The granite memorial is surrounded by soaring concrete walls, creating a roofless space for private contemplation and reflection, free from outside distractions.

The Memorial was dedicated in June 1970, and was envisioned by architect Philip Johnson as an open tomb or cenotaph. The plain white walls appear to be free-floating, capturing the feeling of loss felt around the world following Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas on November 22, 1963.

By day, the floating white walls are reflected on the monument’s gilt lettering. At night, the monument is a beautifully floodlit city landmark.

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The Kennedy Memorial is a block down from Dealey Plaza, in the JFK Memorial Plaza. Union Station and West End station are close by.

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Dallas Segway Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

Explore Dallas in a fun, easy, unique way – on a Segway! Cruise around Downtown Dallas and visit Dealey Plaza, the Dallas Convention Center, John F Kennedy ...  Read more

Location: Dallas, Texas
Duration: 1 hour, 1.5 hours, or 2.5 hours

From USD $39.00

Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

4.5 star rating: Recommended 33 Reviews

On his visit to Dallas on 22 November, 1963, President John F. Kennedy rode in a motorcade through Dealey Plaza on his way to the Dallas Trade Mart. In the ...  Read more

Location: Dallas, Texas
Duration: Flexible

From USD $15.99

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