The monuments in Oklahoma City take you back to the glorious past of the city. They’re a peep into the past, the triumphs and tribulations that have shaped the city into what it is today.
The Victorian-style Henry Overholser Mansion is one of them. Built in 1903 for Henry Overholser, Antwerp oak paneling and French stained glass windows are some of the highlights of the mansion.
Commemorating a tragic event, the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum is a 3.3-acre memorial remembering the deceased, injured and emotionally affected victims of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995 by Timothy McVeigh. The memorial and museum are located at the site of the destroyed and later demolished building. Over half a million people visit the Memorial every year. It’s impressive and contains many architectural attractions.
The Oklahoma State Capitol is a neo-Classical building. Though completed in 1917, the dome was only added 85 years later in the present century. The interior of the dome is the most impressive, while on top of the dome is the statue of an American Indian by Enoch Kelly Haney, called ‘The Guardian’.
The Centennial Plaza is located next to the State Capitol, and houses the monument that pays tribute to Native Americans in a state with the largest American Indian population in the United States. The forced relocation to which many American Indians were subjected is remembered in the title of the statue, “As Long as the Water Flows”.
The most impressive of all monuments in Oklahoma City, though, is still under construction. The Centennial Land Run Monument, when completed in 2015, would commemorate the opening of Indian land in the Oklahoma Territory to settlement by homesteaders in 1889. The monument, 19 figures of which have been completed, contains truly impressive bronze sculptures of riders and their horses, covered wagons, buckboard, and other vehicles, frozen in motion, racing on to claim their land. The sculptures are on either side of the Bricktown Canal in lower Bricktown.
The monuments in Oklahoma City are certainly worth watching and should be part of any OKC vacation itinerary. Hotels in Oklahoma City offer shuttle services to the important destinations and also pamper you with hospitality.
The monuments in Oklahoma City are a peep into the past, the triumphs and tribulations that have shaped the city into what it is today. Hotels Oklahoma City – The Bricktown Hotel is one of the finest hotels in Oklahoma City and satisfies the most discriminating of guests at an affordable price.