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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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This was a very moving tribute to those whose lives were forever changed by this incomprehensible terroristic attack. The exhibits along with the interviews of those who experienced this first hand...
This was a very moving tribute to those whose lives were forever changed by this incomprehensible terroristic attack. The exhibits along with the interviews of those who experienced this first hand... more »
My family and I got into OKC after dinner and decided to head over to the memorial to view at night. It is absolutely amazing. Very breathtaking and sone so well. God bless all who lost their...
My family and I got into OKC after dinner and decided to head over to the memorial to view at night. It is absolutely amazing. Very breathtaking and sone so well. God bless all who lost their... more »
What an absolutely beautiful memorial. I have no words to accurately describe the heartbreak I felt here. A very moving experience.
What an absolutely beautiful memorial. I have no words to accurately describe the heartbreak I felt here. A very moving experience. more »
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.
June 6, 2017: I arrived about 1:00pm. No car or foot traffic at all. I was overwhelmed with the monument. I remember the day the bombing occurred, seeing half of the building gone. Being here gave me a different perspective especially reading the names of those who perished and seeing the remains of the bldg. The artist(s) who created this monument did a magnificent tribute. All the chairs, small and large, the reflecting pool, the remaining tree. It was breathtaking; it was peaceful. A must stop anytime you are even close. Pictures do not do it justice.
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.
Sad place to visit, but we wanted to pay our respects to those who were lost here. The grounds are beautiful considering what happened here, the reflecting pond relaxes your tension with gentle draining water sounds as you stroll around reading posted signs telling you what everything symbolizes. Didn't have a chance this time to visit the museum but I'm sure it's comforting to those who lived through this terrible event. Prayers to all.
Such a beautiful memorial! We came to see it in the morning and had a conversation with the park ranger that we saw there. He explained in great detail various aspects of that memorial, and answered all of our questions. Based on the other pictures that I saw posted, it looks even better in the evening with all the lights. I will need to come back again, and visit it in the evening.
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