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The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

Discover the details and artifacts surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy at this multimedia museum. 

On November 22, 1963, the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository became world-famous for all the wrong reasons. From a window on that floor, Lee Harvey Oswald fatally shot U.S. President John F. Kennedy in what would become one of the darkest moments in the country's history. The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza is located on the sixth floor of that very building, which is now called the Dallas County Administration Building. 

The museum covers the aspects of that day through film footage, photographs and eyewitness accounts. The museum also documents the aftermath of the tragedy, the findings of the Warren Commission, which are still disputed to this day, and the legacy of the event. 

This is a dynamic museum, with many varied and interesting resources. Stand in the exact spot where Oswald stood. Nestled among boxes of books, here he allegedly fired the shots that killed President Kennedy. The room has remained unchanged since 1963. Artifacts on display include the cameras that captured the motorcade on film and the scale model of the building and surrounding areas used by the Warren Commission during the investigation. It's worth grabbing an audio guide, which is included in the admission price. Pierce Allman, the first reporter to broadcast from the Book Depository that day, narrates it. Across the street from the museum you will find the famed grassy knoll from where some witnesses say they heard gunshots.

Located on the corner of Elm and Houston streets in the heart of downtown Dallas, you can reach the museum by car or public transportation. There is a paid parking lot next door. If you travel by the DART light rail, get off at Union or West End stations, both just a short walk from the museum.

The museum is open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas days.


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Omni Dallas Hotel ¥19,764
Omni Dallas Hotel

Omni Dallas Hotel

555 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX
     
    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Downtown Dallas, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Reunion Tower, and Dealey Plaza. Sixth Floor Museum and Dallas World Aquarium are also within 15 minutes. Convention Center Station is only a 5-minute walk and West End Station is 9 minutes.

    Hyatt Regency Dallas ¥13,490
    Hyatt Regency Dallas

    Hyatt Regency Dallas

    300 Reunion Blvd, Dallas, TX
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Downtown Dallas, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Reunion Tower, Dealey Plaza, and Sixth Floor Museum. John F. Kennedy Memorial and Dallas Holocaust Museum are also within 15 minutes. Dallas Union Station is 5 minutes by foot and West End Station is 12 minutes.

      La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Dallas Downtown ¥6,588
      La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Dallas Downtown

      La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Dallas Downtown

      302 S Houston Street, Dallas, TX
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Downtown Dallas, this hotel is steps from John F. Kennedy Memorial and Dealey Plaza. Sixth Floor Museum and Reunion Tower are also within 10 minutes. Dallas Union Station is only a 2-minute walk and West End Station is 6 minutes.

        Courtyard by Marriott Dallas Downtown/Reunion District ¥8,439
        Courtyard by Marriott Dallas Downtown/Reunion District

        Courtyard by Marriott Dallas Downtown/Reunion District

        310 South Houston Street, Dallas, TX
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Downtown Dallas, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of John F. Kennedy Memorial and Dealey Plaza. Sixth Floor Museum and Reunion Tower are also within 10 minutes. Dallas Union Station is only a 2-minute walk and West End Station is 6 minutes.

          SpringHill Suites Dallas Downtown / West End ¥6,268
          SpringHill Suites Dallas Downtown / West End

          SpringHill Suites Dallas Downtown / West End

          1907 N Lamar Street, Dallas, TX
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Downtown Dallas, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Dallas World Aquarium, House of Blues Dallas, and Sixth Floor Museum. Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center and American Airlines Center are also within 15 minutes. West End Station is only a 4-minute walk and Akard Station is 7 minutes.

            Homewood Suites by Hilton Dallas Downtown, TX ¥9,244
            Homewood Suites by Hilton Dallas Downtown, TX

            Homewood Suites by Hilton Dallas Downtown, TX

            1025 Elm St, Dallas, TX
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Downtown Dallas, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Renaissance Tower, Dallas World Aquarium, and Sixth Floor Museum. Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center and Dealey Plaza are also within 10 minutes. Akard Station is only a 3-minute walk and West End Station is 5 minutes.

              Magnolia Hotel Dallas Downtown ¥11,398
              Magnolia Hotel Dallas Downtown

              Magnolia Hotel Dallas Downtown

              1401 Commerce St, Dallas, TX
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Downtown Dallas, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Comerica Bank Tower, Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, and Majestic Theater. Dallas World Aquarium and Sixth Floor Museum are also within 15 minutes. Akard Station is only a 5-minute walk and St Paul Station is 7 minutes.

                Crowne Plaza Hotel Dallas Downtown ¥7,445
                Crowne Plaza Hotel Dallas Downtown

                Crowne Plaza Hotel Dallas Downtown

                1015 Elm St, Dallas, TX
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Downtown Dallas, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Bank of America Plaza and Dallas World Aquarium. Sixth Floor Museum and Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center are also within 10 minutes. Akard Station and West End Station are within a 5-minute walk.