One of the major stops on the historic Route 66 is Oklahoma City ("OKC"), Oklahoma. If you're driving along anyway then a stop in Oklahoma's state capital and most significant city is pretty much a given.
One of the major attractions in town is sadly one remembering us of the sad events of 1995 when 168 people lost their lives in the downtown Oklahoma City bombing. The Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum is a tribute to the victims and survivors as well as a solemn reminder of the events of that April day ("may all who leave here know the impact of violence" reads the memorial). The memorial is outdoors and is complemented by a museum, both standing on the former grounds of the destroyed Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.
Paying your respects is a must-do, but thankfully there are also some other really good museums to counter the heaviness of the memorial. The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is fairly new and well worth a visit, hosting predominantly European and American works of art from the previous two centuries. The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum is worth a visit too, focusing on fine art and materials related to the people, culture and historical events of the American West.
The State Capitol, Museum of Osteology, Oklahoma City Zoo and parks like the The Myriad Gardens complete what turns out to be a fairly complete city experience. [Review by travelindicator]
- Oklahoma City is a city in United States's region of Oklahoma. It has a population of 579,999, is situated at an altitude of 1201ft and the best airport to fly into is OKC (Will Rogers World Airport, Oklahoma City)
- The main spoken language here is English, and the average English skill is high
- Note: Oklahoma City is a good point of entry for trips to United States as it is well internationally connected (by air)
- The currency used in United States is the US dollar (USD)
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We think the list of attractions at Planetware is quite complete. For more info on Route 66, you can head to the relevant Wikitravel article. The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum is here, while a website run by the Oklahoma tourism agency can't be omitted here.
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