Kent, Ohio: Site of the Kent State Massacre
- 300 Midway Drive, Kent, OH
- On the campus of Kent State University. I-76 exit 33. Drive north on Hwy 43 for a little over two miles into town. Turn right onto Hwy 59/Haymaker Pkwy. Drive east one mile. The University will be on your right. Turn right onto Midway Drive. The third building on the right will be Prentice Hall, a dorm. Turn right into the parking lot just after Prentice Hall. The four blocked-off death sites are scattered in and around this parking lot. At the back of the lot is Taylor Hall. In front of it is the abstract metal sculpture with a bullet hole; on its ground floor is the Visitor Center, 101 Taylor Hall.
- Visitor Center M-Th 10-5, Sa 12-5 (Call to verify)
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- Worth a Detour
See where the bullets were fired at Kent State's students, and the parking spaces where four of them died. Spend time in the Visitor Center to try to make sense of it all. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [04/27/2014]
Visitor Tips and News About Site of the Kent State Massacre
This happened in May, 1970, and was the result of Vietnam protests and the actions of Ohio governor Rhodes. Each May the hill blooms with thousands of daffodils as a memorial also.[Lisa M, 09/22/2010]
On the campus of Kent State University is a steel art structure punctured with bullet holes from the 1970 Kent State Killings of four students. There are bullet marks in the building behind the statue. There is a name plate with the names of the students killed at the base of a small hill. The bullet holes are between the name plate and the bell on top of the hill. The National Guard was standing in front of the bell.[dan chambers, 12/31/2004]
The area in and around the south parking lot of Prentice Hall also has four blocked-off areas that mark the spots where the four students were shot dead.
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