Sad, simple, and beautiful—That's the best way to describe this memorial to the 1995 terrorist attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. Don't be surprised to find yourself choking up a Read more...
Sad, simple, and beautiful—That's the best way to describe this memorial to the 1995 terrorist attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. Don't be surprised to find yourself choking up a little bit when you see the bronze chairs. The little ones for the children who were lost. The museum takes you through a minute-by-minute account of the events of April 19, 1995, with meticulous detail. Security camera video and audio from the actual incident make you feel like you're there.
Your visit will stir all your emotions: anger at what happened and grief for the people who were killed. You'll also be astonished as you realize the power of solidarity and healing. This memorial also provides places for quiet thought. Stop at the reflecting pool, the Gates of Time, and the survivors' tree for a quiet moment. The memorial also celebrates the first responders who threw themselves into chaos to try to help.
While this memorial is heart-wrenching (bring some tissues), you may also find yourself walking away with a sense of hope and resilience. Hipcamp can help you find just the right spot to hook up your RV or pitch your tent all around Oklahoma City. There's nearby farms and ranches galore. You might even score a site with a retro trailer or cozy cabin to keep you warm at night.