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Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum

620 N Harvey Ave, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102 USA

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“In honor of the lost lives from the Federal building bombing”

The Oklahoma City National Memorial is comprised of two distinct components that go hand in hand in educating about the senselessness of terrorism and violence. The Outdoor Symbolic Memorial is a beautiful 3.3 acre site in the heart of downtown Oklahoma City. The Memorial has transformed the original site of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building and also encompasses what once was Fifth Street, the former Journal Record Newspaper Building and five other parcels of land that were located just to the north of the bombed building. Today, you will greeted by the Gates of Time, and learn the story through symbolic elements including a Field of Empty Chairs, A Reflecting Pool, the Survivor Tree, the Rescuers’ Orchard, the Survivor Wall, a Children’s Area and the fence that originally protected the crime scene which even today gathers objects of remembrance and hope. The Memorial Museum is a 50,000 square foot, highly interactive Museum which tells the story of what happened on that beautiful spring morning in the capitol city of Oklahoma. You will walk through that morning and see the sights and hear the sounds of what the people in Oklahoma City and Oklahoma have worked to overcome. You will hear the sound of the bomb, hear from the investigators, the rescuers, survivors and from family members who lost loved ones. You will experience the Lessons Learned from the Oklahoma City bombing and leave knowing that the world holds far more good than bad. The Museum is a tribute that in no way diminishes the tragedy, but rather offers an inspiring contrast between the brutality of the evil and the tenderness of the response.

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Reviewed by
Austin Coop

  • 485 Reviews
  • 490 Helpful
July 02, 2014
Rated 4.0

We were driving through OKC on a trip out west once when we decided to take a quick trip around downtown and stumbled upon this memorial. It is a beautiful memorial to such a tragic day in American history. A somber memorial, but seeing the Survivor Wall was an unexpected powerful moment in our road trip. Stuck with me for many miles after we left town.

5 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
candieblunt

  • 4 Reviews
  • 5 Helpful
July 05, 2014

Incredibly moving. Take a tour of the museum and leave you name and message to those who perished there.

4 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Bad-Dog

  • 9 Reviews
  • 20 Helpful
May 19, 2014

A very moving memorial and museum this tragic event. A somber visit but well worth the trip.

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Jim Thomas

  • Road Warrior
  • 72 Reviews
  • 30 Helpful
July 14, 2014
Rated 4.0

"We come here to remember Those who were killed, those who survived and those changed forever." I read this and realized I forgot how shocking this was when it happened. Great place!

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Jane Kronewitter Fazi

  • 18 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
May 10, 2021
Rated 5.0

We found street parking easily with parking meter that took credit cards. $2 for 1 hour. Plenty of time to see memorial. Need additional 1.5 hours for museum. Really special place.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
ChumSweet

  • 9 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
May 09, 2021
Rated 5.0

Highly recommend! Emotional overload but part of the complete experience. Be sure to spend time outside museum and talk to park rangers.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Romabout

  • 40 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
May 04, 2021
Rated 5.0

A beautiful and moving memorial and tribute to the American spirit. A must do to remember this horrific event.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Laura Simpson

  • 42 Reviews
  • 15 Helpful
April 28, 2021
Rated 5.0

This is an amazing museum and memorial site. It was extremely moving and so well done! A must-see for sure! It takes a few hours to go through the museum and walk the grounds outside. Highly recommend visiting!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
EscapeRvist

  • 115 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
April 11, 2021
Rated 5.0

One of the best museums I’ve visited. Why? They walk you through, room by room, and put you in the experience. Start in a board room across the street. Listen to the audio opening the meeting until the explosion. Then go step by step through the first responders, the victims, the survivors. Plenty to see. Take your time and experience it all. Warning, it’s very emotional.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Joyce Blanke

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
September 15, 2014

Just our luck went and the museum was closed for renovations. Now we know how Clark Griswold felt at Wallyworld. The outside is very impressive. If going through Oklahoma City a must see and remember a terrible time in our history.

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Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum

620 N Harvey Ave
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
73102 USA

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Closed Now
  • Mon - Sat: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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