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Dallas: JFK Assassination and Sixth Floor Museum Tour

1. 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.

Dallas: VIP Guided Cowboys Stadium Tour and City Sightseeing

2. Dallas: VIP Guided Cowboys Stadium Tour and City Sightseeing

Discover the fascinating history of Dallas as you visit the city highlights alongside an expert guide. See the Old Red Museum, the John Neely Bryan Cabin, and the site of John F. Kennedy's assassination, to name a few. Begin your tour in Founders Plaza, where you will visit the Old Red Court House, John Neely Bryan Cabin, JFK memorial, and Pioneer Plaza. Head past Dallas City Hall and Thanks-Giving Square as you head to Deep Ellum known for its giant robot statues. From there, head to Wilson Block, a historic neighborhood in Dallas known for Queen Anne, Victorian Style houses as you make your way to the Dallas Art District where you can snap a photo of iconic sculptures. Cruise over to Klyde Warren Park where you can walk under the famous white arches. Make your way to Uptown McKinney Avenue known as the restaurant district in Dallas as you find your way back to Dealey Plaza, where former President, John F. Kennedy was assassinated.  After exploring the top sites in Dallas, embark on a guided tour of AT&T Stadium, home of the five-time Superbowl Champions, the Dallas Cowboys. On this tour, you will be shown the contours of this stadium, including access to their private suites, print, and radio media press boxes, Cotton Bowl offices, and the Dr. Pepper Star Bar. Additionally, guests will be introduced to the interactive Ford Motor Company Fountain, an interior fountain with lights and rapidly changing water flows for quite a performance. You will have exclusive access down to the main level of the stadium, where they can walk out on the field. For the ardent football fans, toss around a football and see what it's like to be in the heart of the stadium. Finish your stadium access on a Miller Lite Club tour, visit the Cowboys and the Cowboy Cheerleaders’ locker rooms, and even the space where post-game interviews are conducted.

Dallas: 2-Hour JFK Assassination Tour without Museum

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

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.

Dallas: JFK Assassination Tour

4. 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: Rainbow Vomit Immersive Art Experience

5. Dallas: Rainbow Vomit Immersive Art Experience

Grab your camera and bring your loved ones to enjoy various art installations in the 2,600 square foot gallery, featuring over 10,000 LEDs, 300 pounds of cotton, 5 miles of ribbon, and a life-sized unicorn named Gerrard. Experience the beauty of the rainbow as you're transported to a world of art, light, and sound, and become the hero of your own comic book. Enter into the inverted black and white room recreated to evoke a speakeasy vibe where you can pose for photos in the comic-book style room. Explore deeper inside the exhibit until you come across numerous whimsical photo opportunities. Enjoy a love-themed soundtrack that will fill the space with bright energy as you explore. Discover The Secret Cloud Room, reimagined with more clouds than ever before.

Dallas/JFK Electric Cruiser Open-Air Tour 1 or 2 hours

6. Dallas/JFK Electric Cruiser Open-Air Tour 1 or 2 hours

Enjoy an eco-friendly alternative sightseeing tour and discover Dallas in the company of a licensed guide on this cruiser tour. Visit the West End and Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark districts. Start your tour with a visit to Pioneer Plaza, where you can see a sculpture of the Shawnee Cattle Drive, the world's largest bronze sculpture of its kind, commemorating the 19th-century cattle drives that took place along the Shawnee Trail. Next, head to the Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District. Here, learn about the assassination of President Kennedy and the other historic events that took place here. Continue with a stop at the Giant Eyeball, a 30-ft tall eerily realistic replica of a human garden, for a unique photo opportunity. Make a quick stop outside Dallas City Hall and admire the unique architecture of the building before concluding your tour.

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.

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

8. 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 and Southfork Ranch Small-Group Combo Tour

9. 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.

Dallas: City and Architecture Private Driving Tour

10. Dallas: City and Architecture Private Driving Tour

Discover how Dallas has become a global legend for its history, architecture, and art. Drive around residential areas like Swiss Avenue, tourist attractions like Fair Park, and historic landmarks like Dealey Plaza for a tour full of picture-perfect buildings and fascinating history. Learn about the city’s beginnings as a bison hide trading post and later as a financial center of cotton, cattle, and crude markets with a visit to Pioneer Plaza. See how the Kennedy assassination changed the city forever as you walk around Dealey Plaza. Find hidden gems in the architectural feats inside Fair Park and along the mansion-filled streets of Swiss Avenue. Stop at the grave of outlaw Clyde Barrow and the Trail Drive Statue next to Pioneer Rest Cemetery. See a collection of historic monuments in the bustling Old City Park.

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based on 12 reviews

Our tour guides name was William, and he was AMAZING!! First, there was great communication. He texted us that morning confirming the location and letting us know what he was driving. He kept pleasant conversation on our way to the stadium, while answering any and all questions I had. He walked us in and made sure we knew where our tour group was and then confirmed when he was meeting us back at the front. The stadium guide was super nice and knowledgeable, and it was cool to be able to get a glimpse behind the scenes. Sadly we weren’t able to go on the field because they had peewee games going, but we did go out on one of the party box patios right by it, so that was cool. Then we met back up with William and did the City Tour. He was so knowledgeable! Before I didn’t know much about Dallas, and now I feel I could right a paper. He was also so entertaining, time went by super fast. Would definitely take another tour. Great introduction to Dallas.

Johnny absolutely made this tour. He took a nearly 60 year old event, which has been distilled by history, and made it come alive and presented new perspectives which have been eschewed by so called "experts". He really went above and beyond to present the whole picture of a dark day in our countries history.

It was a great experience! There was so much detail to the whole shooting. As it being before my time I never paid too much attention at the history behind all of it. Very well told by Kevin, our guide!!

Our guide, Matt was awesome! He was very knowledgeable and kept us entertained the entire tour. Great personality!

Very informative tour! Preston and Orlando get 2 up!