Dealey Plaza

Dealey Plaza: Our most recommended tours and activities

Dallas: 2-Hour JFK Assassination Tour without Museum

1. 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

2. 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 Electric Cruiser Open-Air Tour 1 or 2 hours

3. 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.

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

4. 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

5. 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: Downtown E-Bike Sightseeing and History Tour

6. Dallas: Downtown E-Bike Sightseeing and History Tour

Pedal your way through downtown Dallas on this electric bike tour. Explore some of the iconic sights around the city including Dealey Plaza, the JFK memorial, Winspear Opera House, and Klyde Warren Park. Meet your guide on Elm Street, the location of JFK's fatal shooting, and set out to immerse yourself in the city's history, culture, and charm. Ride through the Dallas Arts District, the largest arts district in the United States, as you explore sights like Klyde Warren Park and Winspear Opera House with its unique modern-traditional architecture. Continue through Deep Ellum, one of Texas' first residential developments, and home to one-of-a-kind art galleries and murals. See the JFK Memorial in Dealey Plaza, the so-called "Birthplace of Texas". Finish with a ride around the AT&T Discovery District and see high-tech installations, local performers, and innovative experiences.

Dallas: Downtown E-Scooter Sightseeing and History Tour

7. Dallas: Downtown E-Scooter Sightseeing and History Tour

Discover downtown Dallas like a local on this fat-tyre e-scooter guided tour. Explore some of the iconic sights around the city including Dealey Plaza, the Giant Eyeball, the Dallas Farmer's Market, and Klyde Warren Park. Meet your guide on Elm Street, the location of JFK's fatal shooting, and set out to immerse yourself in the city's history, culture, and charm. Zip through the Dallas Arts District, the largest arts district in the United States, as you explore sights like Klyde Warren Park and the Dallas Farmer's Market. Continue through Deep Ellum, the live music capital of North Texas, and home to one-of-a-kind art galleries and murals. See the eerily realistic Giant Eyeball and ride through Dealey Plaza, the so-called "Birthplace of Texas". Finish with a ride around the AT&T Discovery District and see high-tech installations, local performers, and innovative experiences.

Dallas: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

8. Dallas: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

Take a journey through Dallas' past and present on this guided walking tour. Walk in the footsteps of the JFK assassination, ride the McKinney Avenue Trolley, and visit the vibrant Dallas Arts District. Travel by train, trolley, and on foot for a truly immersive experience. Begin your tour by meeting your guide at the John Neely Cabin, a historic wooden cabin landmark in Founders Plaza. Continue your journey to Dealey Plaza, the site of JFK’s assassination. Learn about the true events that took place and find out if Oswald was really the lone shooter. Next, get help from your guide to purchase the All Day Pass for Dallas' light rail (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) to continue the experience. Travel back in time on the historic McKinney Avenue Trolley and learn how the Metropolitan Dallas streetcar lines from the 1950s were brought back to life. Take the trolley to Klyde Warren Park and explore the park that sits at the center of the city. Next, be surrounded by the inspiring Dallas skyline while visiting the Dallas Arts District, a vibrant community celebrating life, culture, and art. Learn about the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center, the AT&T Performing Arts Center, the Perot Museum, and more. Before finishing your tour, get back on the trolley and head downtown to experience more attractions including Thanksgiving Square, the Majestic Theater, and more.

Dallas: Kennedy Assassination Private SUV & Walking Tour

9. Dallas: Kennedy Assassination Private SUV & Walking Tour

Investigate the lead-up to and legacy of the first presidential assassination to be filmed with a guided tour of Dallas, known at the time as “the city of hate”. Tour the paths of key figures involved in the Kennedy assassination and walk around Dealey Plaza and outside the Dallas Courthouse. Discover the city’s history and why it became the site of an event that shook the world as you retrace the steps of 3 principal characters. Drive Kennedy’s motorcade route, see Lee Harvey Oswald’s escape route, and find Jack Ruby’s supposedly coincidental route to assassinate the assassin. Let your guide know if you’d like to enter the Sixth Floor Museum as this is an optional extra that can be booked on the day. Customize your tour to include additional sites related to Lee Harvey Oswald, including his grave and the house where he spent the night before the assassination.

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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What people are saying about Dealey Plaza

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 47 reviews

The tour was very informational and held the attention of my nine year old son. Our guide, Anthony, stuck to the known facts surrounding the assassination and did not get lost down a rabbit hole of conspiracy theories. When asked, he did offer his opinion surrounding the events of that day. I really appreciated that balance. I would highly recommend this tour.

Best way to see the city of Dallas and south fork ranch. Our tour guide Dan had a mountain of knowledge and delivered it with an enthusiasm flare that was priceless. Keep up the good work Dan ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The guide was very friendly. What I really liked in contrast to the other tours was the quiet way of this tour.

It was really nice exploring Dallas in the open air with Electric car The guide was nice and patient

The young lady was friendly and knowledgeable. The water bottles were a big plus