Sixth Floor Museum

Lonely Planet review

No city wants the distinction of being the site of a presidential assassination – especially if that president happens to be John F Kennedy. But rather than downplay the events that sent the city reeling in 1963, Dallas gives visitors a unique opportunity to delve into the shooting in this fascinating and memorable museum, located in the former Book Depository.

And while any museum dedicated to the subject could have reconstructed the historical event using footage, audio clips and eyewitness accounts, this museum offers you a goosebump-raising view through the exact window from which Lee Harvey Oswald fired upon the motorcade. (If that last statement raises your hackles, not to worry: the displays don't shy away from conspiracy theories, either.)

The museum also offers an interesting self-guided Cell Phone Walking Tour (one hour; with/without museum admission $2.50/5) of Dealey Plaza and other JFK assassination sites.