The crowds were cheering. Then the world went black. Two white Xs painted on the tarmac of Elm Street mark the points at which the two bullets hit the president in, respectively, the upper back and the head the first shot missed. I watched as tourists ran out into the road to pose for photographs by these Xs, playing chicken with the buses that swept past the former Texas School Book Depository building. This old red-brick warehouse — now the Dallas County Administration Building — is the key to the story, of course. Oswald fired the fatal shots from the window on the south-east corner of the sixth floor.
The legacy of that action is now guarded by a superb museum, located precisely there, called the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, which attracts more than , visitors a year, most from outside Texas and 15 per cent from abroad.
But before visiting the museum I wanted to see what happened next, as a consequence of those shots being fired. To do so I enlisted the help of John Estes, a local tour guide. In his car we followed the escape route from Dealey Plaza that Oswald took to the room he rented in North Beckley Avenue. What was he doing? Jefferson Boulevard, where Oswald fled, is now a Latino neighbourhood. As a film about the Korean War, War is Hell, was playing the Texas Theatre is showing it again this month Oswald was arrested in the auditorium.
He was next seen in public two days later in the basement of City Hall, then the Dallas Police HQ, as he was being transferred to the City Jail the basement is not accessible but we sat and looked at the unremarkable exterior of the building. Jack Ruby put a bullet in him and the story ended. Only for a million more to begin. The Sixth Floor Museum, where I was dropped at the end of my tour, is scrupulously neutral in its presentation of the various conspiracy theories. The undisputed facts — the extraordinary narrative that unfolded over 48 hours — have always been compelling enough for me.
Roadside Attractions Step into our Philadelphia neighborhood and get creative while learning about many of the things we encounter every day. Assemble your own cars at the Please Touch Garage. Invent your own unique flavors at the Bassetts Ice Cream Stand. Search through the gallery by controlling the Helicopter Camera high above the city.
Concoct a tasty creation at the City Park food stand. Next: The Kids Shop. The Kids Shop Continue to play at home by stopping in to The Kids Shop, offering toys, games and more designed to help children learn. Next: Woodside Park Dentzel Carousel. Woodside Park Dentzel Carousel Take a spin on our glimmering carousel built over years ago and make new friends with the horses, cats, rabbits, pigs and goats that call this piece of history home. Next: Please Touch Garden. Smell the herbs and try to guess which is which. Observe how much the tomato plants have grown since your last visit.
Run through the Canopy where the colored ceiling casts interesting patterns on the ground. Outsmart your friend in a good-natured game of tic-tac-toe. Next: River Adventures.
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River Adventures Discover the properties of water as you play in our pint-sized Schuylkill River. Float a boat down the river and learn about buoyancy. Pump water through pipes, tubes and passageways and see the effects it has. Switch the locks and dams to adjust flow. Next: Very Eric Carle. Next: Happy Camper. Happy Camper Get away from the city and get in touch with nature on a camping adventure. Roast a marshmallow around the campfire as you take turns telling stories.
Find out who is awake in the forest at night. Gaze up at the twinkling stars in the night sky. Next: Adventure Camp. Adventure Camp Get in touch with science in our indoor tree house. Move the magnetic gears around the Gear Wall to ring the bell and turn on the light. Analyze insect specimens. Tap out a message in Morse code.
Peer through the periscope. Next: Imagination Playground. Imagination Playground Step into the world of giant blue foam blocks where the possibilities for play are endless. Construct something new and unique every time you visit. Build a structure with Magnatiles on the light table that glows as it grows. Next: Storytime Cabin. Storytime Cabin This calm space is great for relaxing and taking a moment to ease up on the activity while still learning.
Read a book while sitting beside the fireplace. Host a tea party around the rustic kitchen table.
Next: Hamilton Hall. Hamilton Hall What can you find under the magnificent glass dome at the center of Memorial Hall? Next: Rocket Room. Rocket Room. Roadside Attractions. The Kids Shop. Woodside Park Dentzel Carousel.
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