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Dallas: JFK Assassination Tour

1. Dallas: JFK Assassination Tour

Begin the walking tour in Founders Plaza at the Old Wooded Cabin. Learn about the origins of the city Dallas and how it became the 5th largest metropolitan area in the United States. Then, walk to the JFK Memorial, a somber white cenotaph that reflects the emptiness and despair that Americans felt when they heard the news. Discover the untold story of Jackie Kennedy's immense suffering after witnessing her husband's tragic demise. Continue to Dealey Plaza where you will learn, step by step, how that tragic day unfolded. Learn more about the life of assassin Lee Harvey Oswald. Decide for yourself if he acted alone or if he was part of a wider conspiracy to assassinate the 35th President of the United States. Stand in the very place where Abraham Zapruder captured the famous footage of the assassination, and see where "X" marks the spot on the road where the bullet struck its fatal blow. Finish the tour on the Grassy Knoll where some witnesses said they heard a second shot and saw a "puff of smoke" rising from behind the fence. As our tour ends, you are encouraged to visit The Sixth Floor Museum to continue the journey into the darkest day in Dallas's history. Your guide will help you purchase tickets on the day.

Dallas: JFK Assassination and Sixth Floor Museum Tour

2. Dallas: JFK Assassination and Sixth Floor Museum Tour

Explore the history and the world of conspiracies around the assassination of former president John F. Kennedy. Travel to Dealey Plaza, where you can look out over the Grassy Knoll where the assassination took place. The tour includes museum tickets to the Sixth Floor Museum located in Dealey Plaza. From there, head to the John F. Kennedy Memorial. The memorial is surrounded by soaring concrete walls that appear to float, capturing the feeling of loss felt around the world following Kennedy’s assassination. End your tour by visiting the home of Lee Harvey Oswald. Learn about the conspiracies around Oswald before being dropped off in downtown Dallas.

Welcome to Dallas 3-Hour Small Group Tour by Van

3. Welcome to Dallas 3-Hour Small Group Tour by Van

Your guide will welcome you to Texas on this 3-hour small group tour of Dallas. Visit historic sites and learn the stories of these famous landmarks. Take a circular tour from the JFK Memorial in an air-conditioned van. See Founders' Plaza Observation Area, the Old Red Museum, the John Neely Bryan Cabin, and Pioneer Plaza. Then head to Dallas City Hall and Thanks-Giving Square. Explore the famous neighborhood of Deep Ellum and admire the Victorian-style houses in the historic Wilson Block area. Check out the Dallas Arts District and Klyde Warren Park, located in the affluent town of Highland Park. Continue through the McKinney Avenue restaurant district, West End, and Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District, where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963.

Dallas: JFK Assassination Highlights Walking Tour

4. Dallas: JFK Assassination Highlights Walking Tour

Travel back in time to one of the most prominent days in America’s history on this JFK assassination tour. With an expert guide, visit the site where the assassination happened, as well as the monuments erected in memory of the president. Along the way, learn about the events of this fateful day, the conspiracies surrounding it, and the shocking aftermath. Highlights of the tour include the John F Kennedy Memorial Plaza, erected in 1970, the Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark, and the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

Dallas: JFK Assassination Tour with A Guide

5. Dallas: JFK Assassination Tour with A Guide

Join a guided tour of downtown Dallas that traces the history of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. Step back in time through the historic Dealey Plaza, The Sixth Floor Museum, and Lee Harvey Oswald’s travels on November 22, 1963. Make stops along the way to click photos. Meet your guide outside the JFK Memorial and learn about one of the most significant moments in Dallas history. Gain insight into the events behind JFK's assassination as you tour Dallas sites, including landmarks of Dealey Plaza, many of which are preserved from 1963. Next, go to Oswald Rooming House Museums on a guided visit to learn more about the man behind the assassination. See Lee Harvey Oswald's temporary residence at the time of the fateful event. Stop at the Texas Theatre where Oswald was arrested. Finally, take a photo outside the Dallas City Hall.

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth

6. LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth

Discover the many LEGO attractions at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth. Hop aboard a royal chariot on the Kingdom Quest adventure ride. See famous LEGO characters on the big screen, like The LEGO Movie™ A New Adventure, at the 4D LEGO Cinema. Go faster and higher on Merlin’s Apprentice Ride where families control an enchanted cart to conjure the sorcerer’s spell. Explore MINILAND, a Dallas/Fort Worth cityscape made entirely out of over 1.5 million LEGO Bricks. Create a LEGO racing car at the LEGO Build & Test center and race vehicles on the test track for the quickest time. Blast off into Space Mission, an intergalactic building experience, and watch a LEGO rocket go into outer space complete with billowing smoke. Explore alien planets built entirely out of thousands of LEGO bricks. Build friendship in LEGO Friends Heartlake City and create new colorful additions to add to their growing town. Get a selfie with a LEGO Friend during the visit too. Join Sensei Wu and practice ninja moves in LEGO NINJAGO City Adventure, complete with the Airjitzu temple and a Dojo training room.

Dallas: 2-Hour JFK Assassination Tour without Museum

7. Dallas: 2-Hour JFK Assassination Tour without Museum

Take a two-hour tour into the world of the JFK assassination conspiracy. Look out over Dealey Plaza, where the former President was assassinated, and see the Grassy Knoll where the shooter fired from. Visit the memorial to President Kennedy, designed by architect Philip Johnson, who 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." Finally, make a stop at the historic Texas Movie Theater in Oak Cliff, a beautiful and historic area of downtown Dallas. It gained historical significance on November 22, 1963 as the location of Lee Harvey Oswald’s arrest for the killing of Dallas police officer J.D. Tippit. Today, it hosts a mix of repertory cinema and special events.

Dallas and Southfork Ranch Small-Group Combo Tour

8. Dallas and Southfork Ranch Small-Group Combo Tour

Dallas Tour Part one of this combo tour will take you to many important and iconic location in the Dallas area. You'll get to see the following:  • Founders Plaza • Old Red Court House  • John Neely Bryan Cabin • JFK Memorial • Pioneer Plaza (largest bronze collection in the world) • Dallas City Hall (design by I.M. Pei) • Thanks-Giving Square • First Baptist Dallas Fountain Plaza • Deep Ellum  • The Wilson Block (historic neighborhood, Queen Anne/Victorian Style Houses) • The Art District (the largest in the world!) • Klyde Warren Park • The City of Highland Park (the 5th richest suburb in the USA, home to many celebrities) • Uptown the McKinney Avenue restaurant district • West End • Dealey Plaza (JFK assassination Point) Southfork Ranch Tour Texans have always believed that they live a lifestyle that's 'larger-than-life.' This is clearly demonstrated at the infamous Southfork Ranch, which featured in the long-running TV show, Dallas. For 13 years (356 episodes), this made-for-TV drama captured the imaginations of millions of people around the world.   One of the longest-running series in American television history, now guests from across the United States and around the world are invited into the 'most visited White House west of D.C.' You'll also get to enjoy the museum and shop at the visitor’s centre where you can buy Southfork Ranch gifts and Texas memorabilia. This is a truly unique experience, a chance to step into the history of television in the United States.

Full-Day Small-Group Tour of Dallas & the JFK Assassination

9. Full-Day Small-Group Tour of Dallas & the JFK Assassination

Start your day exploring the great city of Dallas. On this tour, you will see top sites including Founders Plaza, Old Red Court House, and the John Neely Bryan Cabin. Drive through Pioneer Plaza and see the world's largest bronze collection of life-sized longhorns. Swing by Dallas City Hall, Thanks-Giving Square, First Baptist Dallas Fountain Plaza, and Deep Ellum. Then head to the Wilson Block, a historic neighborhood known for their Queen Anne/Victorian Style Houses. Head down to the Art District, known to be the largest art district in the world! See Klyde Warren Park and The City of Highland Park, which is the fifth richest suburb in the United States. Here you will see homes to many celebrities. After your Dallas exploration, head to the West End and on to Dealey Plaza to learn more about the history of the JFK assassination. Visit the JFK Memorial and the Dealy Plaza Sixth Floor Museum to understand how the day unfolded on this tragic day. Discuss the theories and conclusions drawn about the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. See the Old School Book Depository Building, the Grassy Knoll, and overlook the Dealy Plaza to see where the former president was assassinated. End your tour at the home of Lee Harvey Oswald, known to be the killer of former President John F. Kennedy. Here you will learn about the conspiracies of the assassination. 

Dallas: Dallas & Fort Worth Combination City Tour

10. Dallas: Dallas & Fort Worth Combination City Tour

Get to know Texas on a fully-narrated tour of Dallas and Fort Worth. Meet your tour guide at the JFK Memorial and start your journey through the highlights of these fascinating historical cities. Visit Dallas and see Founders Plaza, the Old Red Courthouse, Pioneer Plaza, and more. See the world's largest art district and the site of the tragic assassination of John F. Kennedy. Discover Fort Worth and its history with your professional guide. Learn about the history of cattle-ranching in the area. Check out some sites along the way, such as the Cattle Drive Visitors Center and the Livestock Exchange.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 12 reviews

Tom our guide was excellent. Very welcoming and knowledgeable. Took our time with the tour and there was lots of places to sit down as we stopped at each location. I’ve been on a few of these walks and this was definitely one of the best. Simple, easy, educational and fun. He had a folder with photos to show us as we walked around which were relevant and helped explain a lot. Highly recommended if in the area.

Kevin did a great job communicating ahead of the tour to let us know where to meet. He definitely knows his history and brought all the theories of what happened to life. Great investment of time!

As a first-time visitor to the city, the tour provided a great introduction. The vehicle was comfortable and our guide, Preston, was top-notch.

Very knowledgeable tour guide who genuinely wanted you to enjoy the occasion. Definitely recommend.

Matt was very knowledgeable. The tour was both fun and informative!!