Kennedy artifact exhibit continues through Jan. 3 at Vegas Tropicana

Las Vegas
As part of “The JFK Exhibition,” a part of a Boeing 707 replicates the look of Air Force One during the Kennedy administration. The exhibit opens Saturday at the Las Vegas Tropicana.
(Jim Warlick)

Memorabilia from the JFK White House, including items related to President John F. Kennedy’s fateful visit to Texas in November 1963, will go on display Saturday in Las Vegas on the 51st anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination.

The JFK Exhibition” at the Tropicana continues through Jan. 3.

The collection was amassed by Jim Warlick, a collector of presidential artifacts, and includes the cream-colored Lincoln Continental limousine in which the president and Mrs. Kennedy traveled to the Fort Worth airport just hours before he was shot in neighboring Dallas.

Also on display will be part of a Boeing 707 fuselage, painted to look like an Air Force One jet of the 1960s. Visitors can step inside to see how the presidential plane appeared on Nov. 22, 1963, the day on which Kennedy arrived in Dallas alive and left aboard the same jet in a casket.


Other objects to be displayed include the white gown, complete with cape and gloves, that Jacqueline Kennedy wore to her husband’s inauguration in 1961.

The exhibit also will give people an opportunity to visit a re-creation of the Oval Office. Visitors can have their picture taken as they sit at a replica of the Resolute desk, a gift from Britain’s Queen Victoria  that was used by several presidents, including Kennedy.

Tickets cost $24.95 and are available online or by calling (800) 829-9034.




Nov. 19, 5:53 p.m.: An earlier version of this article contained an incorrect telephone number for tickets.


“The JFK Exhibition” will be open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

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