Thunderbird Park

Thunderbird Park

The Thunderbird Park is situated on 15 beautiful acres surrounding the museum complex. Included in the park are more than 60 different types of equipment, including wheeled vehicles, full track vehicles, tanks, aircraft, and large guns. Well landscaped walkways are lined with beautiful trees, shrubs, and bushes. These pathways aid visitors in exploring the park where all equipment and vehicles are identified by plaques.

The 45th Infantry Division Monument rises 40 feet high and is crowned by Thunderbirds on each side. This memorial honors the men of the 45th Infantry Division from both World War II and Korea who gallantly represented their states and bravely served their country in times of war. The monument was originally erected in downtown Oklahoma City and dedicated in 1959, but advancement of downtown business and construction of skyscrapers left the monument hidden from view. It was moved to the grounds of the 45th Infantry Division Museum and was re-dedicated on September 20, 2003.

The park is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon, especially on one of Oklahoma City’s beautiful sunny days. A small picnic area with two tables is available on a first come first serve basis.

Opening Times

Tuesday -Friday
9:00 – 16:15
Saturday
10:00 to 16:15
Sunday
13:00 to 16:00
Monday
Closed

Admission FREE but voluntary donations are welcome.

COVID-19 and the Museum

In accordance with the Oklahoma City Face Covering ordinance: Everyone over the age 11 is required to wear a face covering, like a mask or face shield, in museum.