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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 #8 of 28 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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Eagan, Minnesota
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84 reviews 84 reviews
25 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

I loved the place. Great film, wished it had been longer. Dayton should be proud of the Wright boys! I grew up about 2 hours due west of here and never knew! We plan on visiting as must Wright stuff as we can on our visit.

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El Paso, Texas
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49 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This is a very unusual national park because it is in buildings. It is not as nice or informative as the Carillon Park, but still can be worth a visit. The most interesting part was learning about the poet Paul Lawrence Dunbar, who unfortunately died very young. They also have the last of the Wright Brothers' cycle shops, which was... More

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Massachusetts
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186 reviews 186 reviews
39 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We have visited here before but there are always new things to see and learn at our National Historic sites. The rangers are always willing to answer questions. This site in particular has things for visitors of all ages. The neighborhood as well as the displays have changed since our last visit.

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Los Angeles, California
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413 attraction reviews
367 helpful votes 367 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

If you have ever flown or even looked to the sky, don't miss this site in Dayton. You'll see an excellent short film about how the Wright Brothers were inspired to fly and just what it took along the way to make their dream a reality-including setbacks they encountered. You'll see what the neighborhood was like 110+ years ago and... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is an interactive museum which includes a short, yet informative, film. There is a picnic area outside if you want relax between the sites.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

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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96 reviews 96 reviews
45 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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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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6 helpful votes 6 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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