Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum

Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum

Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum
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12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
About
The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum stands as a symbol of strength in the wake of unspeakable violence. Visit the Memorial Museum to experience the brutality of the Oklahoma City bombing, and the tenderness of the response. Share our dream of a world without violence and terrorism. Free parking with Museum admission.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • derrickwg36
    Seattle, Washington7,742 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must-see
    The Oklahoma City National Memorial is a must-see memorial and historical site in Oklahoma City. The memorial pays respect to the 168 Americans that lost there lives, in our nations worst act of Domestic Terrorism. This is an outstanding memorial and landmark.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 July 2023
  • BangkokSachse
    Bangkok, Thailand50,610 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice Memorial!
    We had a road trip from Texas to Oklahoma City. We visited Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum late in the afternoon. We didn’t go to the museum. We walked around the Memorial. The Memorial was nice and well maintained. The officer took the pictures for us.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 September 2023
  • Anna B
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wow just wow ! The Americans know how to do memorials. So tasteful. So classy. Amazing tribute to the victims 💚
    This memorial is definitely a must when visiting Oklahoma. So tastefully designed. Attention to detail is superb. We didn’t have time to go inside unfortunately but a walk around the outside gardens was breathtaking. The visual touch screens help educate what you’re seeing. Please please do not miss this. You will not be disappointed. RIP to the victims x
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 September 2023
  • alibroon
    Wishaw, United Kingdom542 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not to be missed, a moving experience
    A not to be missed experience. The museum is very informative, the videos and audio really set the scene, you can relive the incredible emotion of the day. The artefacts, the bits and pieces of the building and the items belonging to McVeigh really bring it all home. The Honor room is so moving and a wonderful tribute to those who lost their lives. The outdoors memorial is a wonderful tribute and a great way of remembering and the whole experience was so tastefully done in a way to educate, to tell a story, to remember the victims and to show the positive side of a community who came out, stood together and showed the good side of people in a time of terrible acts. We spent over two hours here making sure we read and listened to everyone's stories. We parked in the center's car park which is free with the entrance ticket.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 October 2023
  • CRAIG C
    Utah402 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Humbling Experience
    Be prepared for what you see and feel when walking through the museum. It can get your anxiety to go up as you hear and see what took place. They have done an excellent job with the grounds and the museum. It covers everything that happened that day, the days following, and how they apprehended those responsible for this attack.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 16 October 2023
  • adcrumpton
    Phoenix, Arizona147 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such a beautiful Memorial.
    Such a beautiful memorial. I saw the Jesus Wept site across the street first and was so moved. The museum was paced in such a way that you could absorb the facts of the bombing without feeling shipwrecked. One thing I noticed as I walked through with others was how everyone walking through read all the content and watched all the videos...as though we hung on every word. It was so well done. I cried at the realization of how Oklahoman's responded to the bombing - such generosity, compassion, and ethic of care for their fellow humans.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 14 November 2023
  • Scarlet Travels
    16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very well done, you are right back there, 30 yrs ago and in a place of dismay.
    Exhibit very well done. It took me back 30 yrs, but in a very personal way. The story was told with the people of Oklahoma and the victims and their families front and center to what you remember. I did get weepy. But, I think that is good. I think me, an American, who has seen a lot in 30 yrs, should mourn for more innocent times. Thx OKC MM for reminding us all.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 19 December 2023
  • DreamsOfMyComrades
    Park City, Utah429 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Informative and reverent
    An informative, reverent tribute to the victims of a senseless tragedy. Very well-organized. We arrived late, so had to hustle through in a little over an hour. I’d say two hours would be an appropriate allotment of time to properly experience this museum.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 January 2024
  • harryatkck
    Kansas City, Kansas986 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lot of thought went into designing the memorial
    My wife & I only went to the memorial. It is free & open 24 hours a day. We did not go to the museum. We lived in Lawton, OK the day of the bombing. We remember the event well & what we were doing at the time of the bombing. Part of my army unit at Ft Sill, OK helped in the recovery operations of the Murrah building. A great deal of thought went into the planning & building of the memorial. The reflecting pool looks deep from a distance, but it is a thin layer of water. The chairs with the names of the victims of the bombing are arranged in rows representing the different floors they were on in the Murrah building at the time of the bombing. I'm glad we went.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 March 2024
  • mneedham123
    Newark, Arkansas120 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Emotional
    The museum is an absolute must when vacationing in Oklahoma City. They did an excellent job of presenting what happened at the bombing site. Without saying too much and it spoiling the tour. I must say that you better take a tissue. It’s very important to remember those that lost their lives. Do the tour!!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 April 2024
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Sherpa61977996389
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Solo
This is such an incredible, amazing, powerful experience. I spent 4+ hours today. Such attention to detail. So many displays and exhibits, all presented in careful, sensitive fashion. The true test is does it appeal to people who were not alive at the time? Absolutely--the interactive exhibits and video presentations were mind-blowing. The outdoor memorial is so beautiful and serene. The planners are to be commended for preserving history and honoring the victims.
Written 12 July 2024
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AliV
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Extremely well-designed museum. The Oklahoma City Bombing occurred during my senior year of high school and was my first experience with terrorism. This summer I visited with my 11-year-old and 20-year-old sons. Together we were able to relive the day and days that followed- which was heavy- but we ended with hope. An important event and lesson for all ages.
Written 22 June 2024
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Brandon
Pittsburgh, PA971 contributions
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May 2024 • Couples
Beautifully done. With such a heavy subject matter, they really helped you understand each detail. You follow the day of those in the building and learn about how the people of Oklahoma worked together to heal from this heartache.
Written 22 June 2024
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jv66210
Oklahoma City, OK115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Amazing. The Memorial is very beautiful, and the museum is very well done. The grounds are a beautiful place of solemnity and tranquility. The museum takes you through the timeline of the bombing, the rescue/recovery, the investigation, and the trial. It is laid out in timeline fashion and leads you on a well defined path so you don't miss anything. The narrative leaves you with a message of hope and survival and community coming together. This is definitely a must see for anyone living in or visiting OKC.
Written 19 June 2024
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Pat R
Fishers, IN207 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
We stopped in Oklahoma City overnight as part of a long vacation with 2 teens 17 and 18. We went to the adjacent park in the evening, and the museum the next morning. Spent 2 hours in the museum, but had to get on the road. I could have used more time. Of course it is sad, and very moving. It is extremely well-executed.
Written 18 June 2024
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Kiedis75
Galesburg, IL349 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
I can't say anything about the memorial and museum that hasn't been said already. Moving, touching, tragic, and anger. There are so many emotions. The museum is so informative and deep. The ONLY complaint I would have is the videos. It was extremely well done, but I wish it would state how long the video is and that there was more seating at the longer videos. One video was almost 25 minutes, and there was no seating. That was rough. Otherwise, the interactive displays, the artifacts that were found, the interviews, even the car, was so worth it.
Written 10 June 2024
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Trent M
Augusta, GA44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
This is a must see if you are anywhere near OKC. Make time to go at night to see the empty chairs lit up. Very well done! Emotional experience that reminds you of how “We the people” can respond in the face of evil.
Written 8 June 2024
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Bebe C
New London, NH24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
A must see for every American in this country. Very powerful. Lots of information. Beautiful grounds outside to walk around before going into museum.
Written 5 June 2024
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Yooperchick
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
This is a poignant, beautiful, and life-altering experience. Bring tissues if you're emotional. The grounds and remnants of the exploded building are stunning: reflection pool with 2 concrete "bookends" defining when and where the blast occurred and a chair for every victim who died in the blast. There was a definite spiritual "vibe;" I was choked up for most of my visit there. I only regret that I didn't see the memorial at night, when the lighting effects would have been spectacular.
Absolutely visit the museum and take the time to absorb the facts and significance of each exhibit. The heroism and generosity displayed by local residents during and after the blast blew me away. Example: one man took the boots off of his feet and gave them to a fireman or rescue person when boots were needed. Unless you're made of stone, you will feel compassion and empathy like never before.
Written 28 May 2024
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Teardrop Trailer Traveler
United States779 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Oklahoma City National Memorial stands on the grounds of what was once the Murrah Federal Building. Today, it is an open area in the center of downtown Oklahoma City.

I've been to many different National Park sites and memorials, but this one was different. Most sites preserve or commemorate events that happened well before I was born, but I was alive when the Murrah Building was bombed, and I remember hearing the news.

I approached the Memorial from the southwest, and was first met with a large marble statue, which face this site, sadly mourning. From there, I walked a long a chain link fence, covered with tributes. Next, I entered a courtyard, with a small brick wall, covered with children's illustrations.

I stopped briefly at the museum, and then walked the grounds of the memorial. I was early afternoon in February, and the memorial was fairly empty. I could feel the gravity of the site. At one end, there is a large tree, which survived the bombing. The southern area of the memorial has two large monoliths, each at the end of the reflecting pool. At the side of the pool sits rows of empty chairs, each representing one person who died in the bombing.

This is a somber site, and it certainly feels like hallowed ground. Like all National Park Memorials, it is well thought out and pays tribute fittingly. It is worth visiting.
Written 25 May 2024
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