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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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  • Never forget this horrible tragedy. The outside memorial is nicely done, with the empty chairs representing all who lost their lives. The ends of the mirror pond represents 9:01 as the end of innocenc...  more »
  • A very nice tribute. I am ashamed to admit that it is easy to forget about this tragedy but thanks to memorials such as this it brings the history to the present and hopefully we can learn from it.  more »
  • Do you recall where you were at on this tragic April morning in 1995? Just like my 2015 visit to the WTC Memorial, there are no words to convey the wide, strong swath of emotions I felt yesterday. We ...  more »
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  • Tranquility and beauty. This is what remains after an event that changed Oklahoma City, and the United States, forever. This memorial is the center of the city and the pride of those from Oklahoma. Thousands of people have been gathering here every year for the Memorial Marathon to show the country and the world the Oklahoma standard of community and integrity. Thank you to all the staff for your hard work and maintaining this place for everyone to enjoy.
  • A somber memorial for a tragic event. Artifacts from the bombing are displayed in a poignant manner. I recommend stopping here if you have an hour or two to spare.
  • Very great place to go, I definitely recommend any one who hasn't gone here to go bcuz it is very great history for everyone to know and it even moved me to tears watching the videos and testimonials. A sad day indeed. I was born even a few days after this happened so I never heard about it until I came to OK so it was great learning about all that.
  • Place that puts life into perspective. Makes you appreciate life and feel for the familes affected by this disaster. Memorial done with class and beauty. Also neat to see at night. No charge for outside memorial. Only charge is if you go into gift shop and ther is more pieces of the history inside. A must on every Americans bucket list.
  • This memorial is as respectful to the victims of this horrible crime as it is beautiful. I highly recommend stopping to visit if you're ever in the Oklahoma City area.