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Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum
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A Moment in Time Oklahoma City National Memorial...
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

A very well thought out memorial. Rangers were available to answer questions and also gave talks every 3 hours. Saw it at night & daytime. Didn't do the museum. A must see if in OKC.

Thank joann09134
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

A sad but beautiful place to visit in Oklahoma City. We visited the site at night. We took our children so they could see the memorial. We did not go to the museum. We entered in the gates of time and saw the reflection pool where the road used to go through. Chairs light up at night that represent all the people that died that day with each row symbolizing what level of the building that day they were on. Smaller chairs for children and larger for adults. Survivor tree is amazing. We are lucky enough that a park ranger gave a brief synopsis of what lead up to the bombing, day of, and what happened after. So glad we were there to hear that. Very informative. My middle son left a penny on one of the children's chairs. So sweet.

Thank BusyMomof3kids
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

My husband is from Switzerland and I wanted to show him the tragedy that occurred in 1995. He was impressed with the whole memorial and sadden at the tragedy in our country,coming from a country that is neutral he could not wrap his mind around the whole ordeal but was glad the country came together and built this beautiful memorial.

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

What an amazing memorial well worth the effort and time..It was so sad to see all the small chairs that represented the kids. I was impressed by the space and the way the victims were remembered.

Thank jfoxworthy
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Reviewed July 21, 2013


At the Oklahoma City National Memorial, there are chairs that represent each victim... Bigger chairs for the adults and smaller chairs for the children that were mostly in the day care that day... That's gut wrenching enough. But we noticed coins on the seats of several which one of the park rangers explained that a Raymond Johnson who worked in the building always carried pennies to give to the children so they could get bubble gum each day. After the memorial was built, his widow started leaving pennies and asked that the park rangers encourage children to take so that they would carry a reminder of him and the memorial ... I walked away in tears after hearing the story.

Thank Kjnbear
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