Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, Oklahoma City
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Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, Oklahoma City - Address, Phone Number
Address: 620 N Harvey Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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In April 19, 1995, Timothy McVeigh bombed the front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, killing 168 people. Five years later, a memorial was dedicated to the victim of the attack on that site, and in February 2001, the Memorial Museum opened. The features of the memorial, described below are incredibly moving sights. They are:
- The Gates of Time: huge, bronze gates that mark the time of the tragedy
- Reflecting Pool: though the pool's water flows from east to west, you can see a clear image of yourself in the water
- Field of Empty Chairs: 168 chairs, with the names of the victims etched into them, in the open air, where the Murrah Building once stood.
- Survivors' Wall: The only remnant of the Murrah building has the names of more than 600 survivors etched onto it.
- The Survivor Tree: heavily damaged in the blast, this 100 year old American Elm put out leaves once again over a year after the event.
- The Memorial Fence: a 10-foot tall chain link fence on which visitors leave mementos.
- Rescuers' Orchard: Trees surrounding the survivor tree, representing the rescuers who came to help
- Children's Area: 5000 tiles hand painted by children and sent.
Also close by are the Heartland Chapel, and the And Jesus Wept statue, representing two churches that were also damaged in the blast. The museum is an interactive tour that takes you through the chronological story of the bombing, and years after it.
Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum Information
- You can download the OKCNM Mobile App for more information related to your visit and tour.
Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum Ticket Prices
- Adults $15 S
- Senior (62+), Military (With ID), Student (6-17 or college student with current ID) $12
- Children (5 years and under) Free
- Group rates are available for 15+ members.
Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum Opening and Closing Hours
- Last museum ticket is sold at 5pm.
- The Outdoor Symbolic Memorial is free and open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. National Park Service Rangers are on the site daily, except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, to answer questions. Rangers are available from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Museum is closed Easter Day.
How To reach Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum by Public Transport
- Buses 018 and 050 stop N Harvery Ave @ Memorial.
- Buses 002, 003, 011, 015, 018, 022, 23N, 024 stop NW 4th St @ N Robinson Ave.
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Well presented. The exhibits, especially the 2nd floor, really make this event feel like it happened yesterday. I was too young to understand in '95, so this visit was really informative and moving. It may be too much for a high school group to really 'get it'. We happened to be there on a weekday at the same time as one of those groups. None of the kids were overtly disrespectful, but they didn't really seem to be getting the gravity of the event. Maybe they were just more interested in impressing each other, but it was distracting for us to have to avoid them.
Our visit was very moving to us. The memorial was very well done to provide a calm and serene place for people to reflect. We were very happy to see the memorial open, even in the evening, for anyone to go there. Even though we weren't able to go into the museum, as it was closed, we were able to view the videos at various points around the grounds. Very impressive!
Im from Indiana and this Probably one of the most greatest Interactive Memorial Museums in the near south west. What happened was a sad day but the museum and tour guides were amazing and well explanatory. I encourage you to visit it if your in Oklahoma City OK.
We got there a little before five it closed at 6 so it was a rushed visit. The emotions it brought out were emense. I was deeply troubled when ones lost there family especially the children. I was overjoyed when when ones were found. I felt intense hate for the ones that did this and I was truly thankful for the ones that risked there lives for strangers, and last but not least I'm so glad that the law acted quickly and brought these monsters to justice. I remember this tragedy very well. The museum just brought it more into focus. I will go again so I can experience it at my leisure.
This museum was a great visit for my family and I. We watched the documentary about the bombing before our visit and that made the impact of the experience much deeper. It was an emotional tour. We were all surprised at the amount of original items in this extensive collection including the get-away car, parts of the moving truck, debris, and much more. We spent a good 2 hours (if not more) in the museum and outdoor memorial. Luckily we went on a Sunday while the parking meters were not on so it was free to park. However, that is not the norm. Also, it did seem a bit expensive for 4 adults even with a couple student IDs. With that said, I still think it was worth it. P.S This museum may be interesting to older children but might not be for small children.
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