Oklahoma City Trip in May 2017

May 22, 2017 | News

Go, go, go — so that's what the TIAA members group did as a dozen of us met in Oklahoma City on May 3 to spend a few days viewing the landmark OKC National Memorial (once at night and again the following day).  The attached, interactive museum, covering the devastating April 1995 bombing honors victims, survivors, rescuers and all affected by the Alfred P. Murrah building tragedy, was outstanding.  Of course, we just had to visit Bricktown for dinner one night and take an entertaining, private cruise through the heart of the OKC entertainment district on the Bricktown Water Taxi.  (OKC at night is almost eerily deserted by vehicles and people and we felt safe walking to all locations.)  On the last day we visited the premier National  Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum with it's beautiful artwork, a monumental "The End of the Trail" iconic sculpture, peaceful outdoor gardens with water features and a huge gift store!  However, perhaps the highlight of the trip was staying at the old Hilton Skirvin hotel which retains much of it's antique charm and graciousness including the red Grand piano in the bar, the beautiful Murano crystal chandeliers and the strong Art Deco styling of the '20s.