The Oklahoma City National Memorial has only been in operation since 2000, but it’s already one of the biggest attractions that draw tourists to OKC every year.
The memorial was created to bring honor to the 186 people who lost their lives during a terrorist attack that took place on 19 April 1995. A bomb exploded at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building which was destroyed in the process. Today you’ll find the Oklahoma City National Memorial on this site.
The memorial is open throughout the year, but it’s especially valuable to visit on 19 April of each year. On this day the victims’ families come together to read out all their names in remembrance.
You’ll find the memorial at 620 N Harvey Avenue and you can visit from Monday to Saturday between 9 am and 6 pm. Note that on Sundays the doors only open at 12 pm. Prices range from $12 for students to $15 for adults, but there are special rates for other groups: kids can enter for free and seniors & military personnel only pay $12. You can discuss a special rate with them if your group numbers 15 or more.
During your visit, you can easily access relevant information thanks to the memorial’s innovative app which can be downloaded free of charge. Whether you use the Android or iOS version you’ll be able to view tour information and even enjoy interactive features. You can enjoy the Oklahoma City National Memorial at your own pace with self-guided tours and the app’s assistance.
Most people spend around 90 minutes at the OKC National Memorial. Inside you’ll view information about the bombing and outside is the Outdoor Symbolic Memorial, an ideal area for some reflection. Both street parking and a parking lot provide safe parking for your vehicle while you take time to honor the victims of 19 April 1995.
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