This memorial is built to remember the victims and innocent lives lost during the bombing of the federal building in 1995 by Timothy McVeigh. It was the greatest act of domestic terrorism in American history. Visitors to the memorial and museum can learn about how this tragic event took place and how someone could just fly under the radar and carry out such a devastating attack on federal property.
For a more upbeat and positive change of pace, head on down to the country’s National Cowboy Hall of Fame, where you can see real life cowboy memorabilia, from movie stars like John Wayne to historic antiques, saddles, clothes, equipment, and more! Visitors can try out their cowboy skills and see how hard it is to throw a lasso. There’s also an actual live auction held twice a week that modern day cowboys use to bid on cattle nearby.
No major city stop is complete without an equally great zoo, and Oklahoma City has an exceptional zoo that adults and children will enjoy. Both the OKC Zoo and nearby Botanical Gardens contain over 500 different species of animals, countless plants, and plenty of hands-on experiences that put you up close and personal with Mother Nature’s beautiful creatures.
Normally, when you visit a museum full of bones, you expect it to be a dinosaur museum, but that isn’t the case with this hidden gem of Oklahoma City. Inside you will find hundreds of animals stripped down to their skeletons, giving you a new insight on just how unique and specialized animals are, even everyday rodents and birds.
After getting your fill of all the normal biology stuff at the previous museum, you might be hungry for more science. Oklahoma’s dedicated science museum spans a wide range of science topics, from space to geological, there’s always something new to learn here for adults and children. There are science presentations and interactive galleries that offer inside looks at science that surrounds us.