Dallas – a cosmopolitan city that is home to a plethora of artistic and commercial restaurants and shopping centers. But while the Dallas today thrives as a heavily urbanized city, it also has a rich history that has forced this diversified metropolis into the global spotlight more than a few times. The most notable and devastating event: President John F. Kennedy’s assassination on November 22, 1963.
The Best JFK Assassination Spots to Visit in Dallas
The then US president was assassinated while riding in a motorcade in the downtown area. This tragedy has inspired thousands of visitors to flock to Dallas every year to commemorate the 35th president.
While visiting Dallas feels like a pilgrimage enough in itself, you can make the most out of your trip by visiting areas of interest that are linked to that fateful day of the assassination.
If you’re looking for things to do in Dallas, then be sure to visit these sites:
● Dealey Plaza
Dealey Plaza was where JFK was assassinated in 1963. The assassin’s perch was on the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository. It has since been converted into a museum. You can visit the Sixth Floor Museum to get more insight about that day in history.
● Oswald’s Rooming House
Lee Harvey Oswald stayed at this house in Oak Cliff. He returned here after the assassination. See a part of history as the museum is as it was on the fateful November day.
● The Texas Theater in Oak Cliff
After murdering Officer J.D. Tippit, this was where the Oswald went to hide while being chased by the police.
The list goes on, but these are the top places of interest that you might want to visit. Don’t want to miss any of these historic places while in Dallas? All of them are available on our tours. Take Great R Tours JFK Assassination Tour for a guided expedition that will take you back a few years to that fateful November 22 day.