Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum stand to commemorate the 1995 explosion in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, one of the deadliest domestic terror attacks on American soil. A rental truck filled with explosives killed 168 people and destroyed not only the north face of building, but parts of the surrounding city block and devastating a nation. Our hotel is only twenty minutes from the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum and is an impactful place to visit. The National Memorial has seen 4.4 million visitors since opening, and the Museum 1.6 million visitors.
The Outdoor Symbolic Memorial can be visited 24 hours a day. The memorial stands on the same grounds where the Murrah Building once stood, and covers 3.3 acres. This place of quiet reflection includes areas such as:
The Memorial Museum takes visitors through a chronological and interactive tour of the bombing of Oklahoma City’s Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. See footage of the first images broadcast, global new coverage, and hear survivor stories of rescue and recovery. Explore the first years after the bombing as family members, survivors, and rescue workers heal. Understand the hope and responsibility Oklahoma City shoulders every day, as a community who has worked hard to memorialize those last and educate others on the consequences of violence.