Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum
If there is one place that you have to visit while in Oklahoma City it’s the National Memorial & Museum. It might seem like a grim idea to go to memorial site that honors so who have fallen but sometimes we need to be reminded of the past. The memorial and Museum focus on teaching and remind its guests about the terrible bombing of the Oklahoma City Federal building on April 19, 1995. The first time I visited Oklahoma City with my family I took them here and let my children learn about the events that took place. The museum takes you through a chronological look at what happened on April 19 and how a normal day in the office turned out to be nothing but normal. Admission to the museum is just 12 bucks for adults and 10 for seniors, kids, and students. Once you have see the museum you have to see the outdoor memorial the symbolism in the memorial is quite clear. There are a number of chairs sitting in the field each representing a life that was lost. On each side of the memorial is a giant wall with a door above that door it either says 9:01 or 9:03 the time of the tragic event.