An incredibly poignant symbol of tragic loss and a tribute to the strength of the human spirit, the Oklahoma City National Memorial is high on the list of OKC landmarks to experience. This walkthrough will help guide you through the memorial's various elements, which elegantly balance intricate, symbolic beauty with incredible historical detail.Learn More
History and Historical Sites
From Indian heritage and Viking explorers to land runs and oil booms, Oklahoma has a history unlike any other state. Historical sites throughout the State honor Oklahoma's original residents, settlers and a wide variety of history making people and events. Connect with the past at a living history event, while you watch re-enactments on Civil War battlefields, learn traditional crafts or meet re-enactors playing fur traders who lived in Oklahoma long before settlers moved in. Attend a powwow to experience the pageantry and fellowship among Native peoples as they gather to celebrate traditions and hold dance competitions.
Trek to the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center to discover the rich history of the famous cattle trail that spanned Oklahoma, or see the last standing original sod house on the prairies of Oklahoma and learn more about pioneer life at the Sod House Museum. From oil barons to cowboys, the rich heritage of Oklahoma offers one fascinating journey after another for history buffs.