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Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park

22 S Williams St, Dayton, OH 45402
937 225 7705
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Ranked #6 of 27 attractions in Dayton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Historic Sites
Description: This is the location of the Wright brothers Wright Cycle Company building plus other related historical aviation sites.
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Cleveland, Ohio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Don't underestimate what you can learn at this National Park! You will travel back in time to the years when the Wright brothers and Paul L. Dunbar walked the streets of this neighborhood. The walking tour was so informative - don't miss it! We also took the time to view the 30 minute video. Another must!

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Durham, NC
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92 reviews 92 reviews
43 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Being from NC, it was great to finally get out to see where the Wright brothers began. The park is wonderful! It is made up of several sites around Dayton, one of which wasn't open to the public when we visited. The main site, located on Williams Street, is fabulous! It is a large, multi-building complex in this adorable little... More

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Rocky River, Ohio
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This was an intersting museum concerning the Wright Brothers and their work with developing flying machine. The film was very informative and put the effort to fly in historical perspective. This museum was not only about the Wright Brothers but other historical figures that lived in the Dayton area.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is a wonderfully interactive park that was great for children. My sons enjoyed every minute spent exploring the history of the Wright Bros. and early aviation. For those of you who travel and explore many of the national parks, this location has an excellent quality introductory movie in the visitors center. We have been to almost 40 national parks... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Great quality park. Some of the sites were closed, but the ones that were open were clean, informative and interesting. Vistors who see 7 of the 14 sites on the Aviation Trail get a free teddy bear. Give me a quest for something free and I will complete it. My husband and I are going home with teddy bears for... More

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New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

... even for an airplane novice like me. Do not miss it and try to go to all the spots to get the complete "flying experience"

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Cleveland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I have been in Dayton SO many times and missed this jewel! Don't make the same mistake! You can enter the bicycle shop where the Wright Bros worked! The Park Ranger (Peterson) was superb! The visitor center has great displays. We really enjoyed it. Nearby we also saw a replica of the hangar where the brothers made so many trial... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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119 reviews 119 reviews
32 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Stopped in one afternoon. This museum encompasses multiple buildings. Walked thru the museum first. The park ranger told us to be sure to stop by the bicycle shop. We went across the square to the bicycle shop. The park ranger inside (I am sorry I didn't make note of his name), was so knowledgeable and entertaining as he explained the... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Huffman Prairie Interpretive Center is a good place to start before heading to the Air Force Museum. The preserving of the historical significance is great. The film of the Wright Brothers was worth seeing.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Even someone who has read about the Wright brothers for a lifetime can learn things here! Their history; the way they worked together; their previous careers, all of which groomed them to be the right people at the right time to "put it all together". Their history is fantastic, as is that of Paul Laurence Dunbar (one of my grandmother's... More

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