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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  • No words can adequately describe this place. Must see in OKC. The people of this city worked hard to help everyone who was touched by this horrible event and have honored those who were lost so well. 
    No words can adequately describe this place. Must see in OKC. The people of this city worked hard to help everyone who was touched by this horrible event and have honored those who were lost so well.  more »
  • We only had time to walk the grounds and look at the fence where family and friends have left items for the departed. It was so touching and emotional to see. This is set up so beautifully. There are....  more
    We only had time to walk the grounds and look at the fence where family and friends have left items for the departed. It was so touching and emotional to see. This is set up so beautifully. There are....  more »
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  • To the guard on duty late 8.6.22, thank you for making us feel welcome and safe when we happened upon the memorial at 1030pm. We are from Texas and in town for just tonight. We drove by and got out to take a picture of the fence of tributes. You invited us into the memorial grounds and gave us wonderful information that made our visit more meaningful. My 8 yo daughter was completely captivated by the memorial and wanted to read every name on every chair and read into whom the victims might have been and their relations to each other. This was an experience we will never forget. We will keep all of the victims and loved ones in our prayers always.
  • Visiting the memorial is a visceral experience. We decided to buy museum tickets at 4:15, thinking it would be plenty of time to finish by 6 PM close. We were quite rushed toward the end. The video footage, interviews with survivors, and items on display that were collected both as evidence and as momentos from survivors and rescuers are incredible. Plan to spend another 30-60 minutes outside, walking around the reflecting pool and contemplating Survivor Tree. We also made the decision to return after dark to view the memorial lit up at night. It is serene and even more beautiful. Very safe to walk around, as well. Highly recommend.

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