Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, Oklahoma City

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Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum is a tribute to the victims, survivors, and first responders affected by the tragic bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995. Take a self-guided tour through the events of that day and learn more about terrorism and the legacy of this attack. You can listen to the only known recording of the bombing, watch news footage, and see belongings that were found among the rubble. Step outside to visit the memorials that honor the victims, some of which occupy the space where the building once stood. The Gates of Time display the time the bomb exploded, 9:02 a.m., and 136 empty chairs represent those who lost their lives. Their names are etched onto the chairs. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Oklahoma City holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • What a beautiful memorial, both outside and inside. We just walked through the exhibit with out using the QR codes and it was very easy to follow! I absolutely recommend if in town. Parking was easy.....  more
    What a beautiful memorial, both outside and inside. We just walked through the exhibit with out using the QR codes and it was very easy to follow! I absolutely recommend if in town. Parking was easy.....  more »
  • A truly moving and somber experience. Learned more about this tragic incident than I ever would have otherwise. An absolute must-see... 
    A truly moving and somber experience. Learned more about this tragic incident than I ever would have otherwise. An absolute must-see...  more »
  • Every time I visit it still gives me goosebumps and I find some piece of information I missed before! The videos throughout the museum are heartbreaking. But the reflecting pool, chairs, and survivor....  more
    Every time I visit it still gives me goosebumps and I find some piece of information I missed before! The videos throughout the museum are heartbreaking. But the reflecting pool, chairs, and survivor....  more »
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  • Powerful sense of profound loss, deep respect and affirmation. I would describe the design of the external memorial as stark, elegant, and beautiful. The museum is exceptionally well designed and arranged, providing an immersion into the events and context of rescue and survival, as well as implications. It is not an experience or facility that I would recommend for children, even though I saw busloads of kids when I was there. The two hours of time I'd allotted was not half enough; I definitely plan to go back. The exhibits are sensible, focused, and very impactful. Definitely one of the best sites I've ever visited.
  • Very through, but a bit visually overwelming.
  • Third time to go through. It is always very moving.
  • A little sad, because of the tragic loss of life, but overall a great museum.
  • So much peace and a tasteful representation of a horrible moment

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