West End Walk (Self Guided), Dallas

Soak up some history and enjoy modern day pursuits when you visit the West End of Dallas. This tourist hot spot is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places as the Westend Historic District. The locale started life as a trading post and grew from there, and is the city’s oldest entertainment area. It was in this part of Dallas that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963.

Stop by the grassy knoll and then go over to the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Memorial, erected in his honor in 1970. Learn more about the life, times and legacy of JFK in the Sixth Floor Museum, situated in the building from which Lee Harvey Oswald fired his gun. Other historic attractions include the beautiful Dallas County Courthouse, built in 1892.

You can also study nature while you are in the area. Pick up insights into life under the ocean wave with a visit to the Dallas World Aquarium. This aquarium and zoo houses several animal species that are threatened or endangered.

There are lots of award-winning restaurants, bars and pubs in the West End, wonderful establishments where you can wine and dine. Although, many of the attractions and historic sites are within easy walking distance of each other, a good way to get a feel for the place is to take a carriage ride through the streets.
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West End Walk Map

Guide Name: West End Walk
Guide Location: USA » Dallas
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles
Author: vickyc
Commerce Street, John Fitzgerald Kennedy Memorial

2) Commerce Street, John Fitzgerald Kennedy Memorial

Commerce Street, Old Red Museum

3) Commerce Street, Old Red Museum

Houston Street corner with Main Street, Dallas County Criminal Court Building

4) Houston Street corner with Main Street, Dallas County Criminal Court Building

Dealey Plaza, Dallas County Administration Building

5) Dealey Plaza, Dallas County Administration Building

Dealey Plaza, John Neely Bryan Cabin

6) Dealey Plaza, John Neely Bryan Cabin

Pacific Avenue, DART West End Station

8) Pacific Avenue, DART West End Station

603 Munger Ave, West End Marketplace

10) 603 Munger Ave, West End Marketplace

Pacific Avenue, DART West End Station

12) Pacific Avenue, DART West End Station

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