The John Fitzgerald Kennedy Memorial is a monument to United States President John Fitzgerald Kennedy in the West End Historic District of downtown Dallas, Texas (USA) erected in 1970, and designed by noted architect Philip Johnson.
The John F. Kennedy Memorial was the first memorial by famed American architect and Kennedy family friend Philip Johnson, and was approved by Jacqueline Kennedy. Johnson called it "a place of quiet refuge, an enclosed place of thought and contemplation separated from the city around, but near the sky and earth." Dallas raised $200,000 for the memorial by August 1964, entirely from 50,000 individual donations contributed by private citizens.
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Josh Scotia | Feb 26, 2018
This is a little bit further from the JFK sixth floor museum than I thought the definitely worth the to block walk because you are also pretty to about 12 other historical sites within a couple of blocks. My advice would be to come here right as the lights turn on because it is much more impressive!
Nadine Norman | Dec 9, 2017
Historical site .Places of importance clearly marked with huge white"X" on the ground. Always a crowd meandering around taking pictures or meditating in silent reverence. There is actually about a five or six block circle of places of interest concerning this.Bring flats so you will be comfortable walking it. Driving this site will not let you inhale the significance.as far as wheel chair assessable, you can navigate around the streets just fine but the curb side stores are a different story. Some have steps that lead up to their doors. Though not steep, it can be precarious if in a wheelchair. Other stores have single wide doors which can also pose a possible problem. I wouldn't left this stop me from going though. Just know options for stores on this route are limited.
Richard Kopeikin | Jan 31, 2018
Very simple, but very effective memorial. A great man who had his faults like every human does. One of the greatest public servants this country has known
Douglas Christensen | Feb 13, 2018
While the JFK Memorial just seemed like concrete and a plaque.... Make your first stop in Dallas to the Old Red Museum. The info center inside was invaluable. Maps, free pus and street car advice. Brochures like nobody's business.
Military Veteran | Feb 19, 2018
I got Directions here for a Tourist through this Awesome Google Maps--THANKS Google! I've NeVER Been here myself. 😢 I'm gonna have to check this place out ReeaaLLLLL Soon. 🤔
Renee Trammell | Apr 4, 2018
not my style but I still appreciate the memorial. the grass around it is a nice phase for a picnic or to just take a break and relax. bring a towel or blanket for maximum comfort.
Kevin Brown | Mar 6, 2018
Brings back memories. Most info there available online but it is interesting to be in the actual building/floor and look out the window where Oswald was at. Best parking at the museum
Thomas Winters | Apr 29, 2018
Took the family here for a history lesson and to remember a great man. There is alot to learn and see here. Take the time to look around and learn. Also on a side note some if the best foods in Dallas are located here in the West end station.
Dana D | May 5, 2018
I didn't understand this memorial at first. But on this visit I actually read the epithet, it makes sense. I like it now. It's very peaceful, it translate. Definitely an artistic point of view when you have to read it to understand, lol.
Richard Miller | May 23, 2018
Always wanted to check it out and it was definitely worth the time. I recommend this to anyone who cares about history. This was a troubling time in our country and there was a lot going on that we will probably never know what the real truth is. You should go
Elisia Wofford | May 31, 2018
A great place to reflect on a piece of our history. It's simple yet meaningful. Its located just a few feet away from the actual shooting site.
The Traveling Dunn | Jul 11, 2018
Very well maintained area with a lot of foot traffic. Well marked markers that give you history and historic map of events. The museum shop next door has a short film for free to see the history of the area. Look for X's on highway for exact location of the assasination.
Dan The Mentor | Jul 2, 2018
Great piece of history right here. Would definitely go see just to feel the moment and see where everything unfolded. I would say the memorial itself could use a little more flare but that would be wrong. Parking can be little hard to find too.
Michelle Landers | Jul 9, 2018
Interesting, but not a lot of details as to what all the symbolism it's. Would recommend researching ahead of time. Also parking is difficult, would suggest alternative transportation.
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