Past and present fuse in Oklahoma City, where you’ll find the legacies of Native Americans, cowboys and cattle. Things to do include visiting the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, the Oklahoma Museum of Art and the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum: http://www.midwestliving.com/travel/around-the-region/oklahoma-city-trip-guide
the Oklahoma National Memorial and Museum remembers those killed in the 1995 Murrah Federal Building bombing. The outdoor monument includes a field filled with 168 empty chairs to represent those who lost their life in the bombing. The indoor museum gives a glimpse of what that morning was like. In one room, an audio recording from a courtroom near the Murrah Building replays the chaos and confusion of those first few minutes. Do visit, but bring the tissues.