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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum by using our Oklahoma City tour planner.
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Where to stay in Oklahoma City

To stay in the thick of tourist action, book a room at a hotel located in Oklahoma City's downtown area. Hotels in this part of town and the adjacent Bricktown neighborhood offer every comfort of home plus many extras, including 24-hour room service, indoor swimming pools, workout facilities, and on-site restaurants. Quiet neighborhoods just a short drive from downtown feature cozy bed and breakfasts and small motels that are less expensive. Many offer rooms with access to fully equipped kitchens and private outdoor spaces.
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  • We were very humbled to visit the OKC National Memorial. We had forgotten many of the details of the bombing. The museum was very eye-opening, and pieced together many of the details that we did not k...  more »
  • When the Oklahoma bombing took place in 1995, my best friend who lived in OKC where we grew up together called me in NJ to tell me that something had just happened. She thought it was a sonic boom bec...  more »
  • Great place to visit..makes you thankful for each and every moment you live. The stories are so moving. This was my second visit and I will come back the next time I visit OKC.  more »
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  • A nice walk-through, self-guided tour, we spent approximately 2 hours there and I would have liked to stay a bit longer. This memorial is a hauntingly beautiful expression of love and honor; I had to fight back tears on several occasions. It was created with such dignity and reverence, it is one of those places that everyone needs to see -but nobody wants to. This is a moving and beautiful tribute to the fallen. Parking was a bit of am issue, I wish a designated parking lot was available nearby.
  • Had never been there. Arrived after dark and although the museum was closed the outdoor memorial was breathtaking. I think everyone should see it after dark. Download the app and listen to the narrative explaining what you are seeing. If you want to see the museum come back the next day. Was absolutely amazing. So solmn and reverent. Was very deeply moved.
  • This is a wonderful memorial, very well designed. It is a good place to go and find a quiet peaceful place to remember those who died. The museum is very well made, it does cost to go inside but definitely worth the 15 or so dollars to go inside. Make sure to check out the survivor tree and have one of the park rangers tell you about it
  • One of the most beautiful memorial parks I've ever seen. I've visited this lively memorial many times but this trip at night was so profound. The beauty coupled with the quiet of the evening made the visit even more special. A definite must see.
  • Beautiful and somber. A wonderful memorial for the people who needlessly lost their lives to a violent man with hateful intentions. I loved the interactive board that explained the various parts of the memorial. The chairs made me tear up, thinking of the individuals who'd perished. Beautiful but so so sad.