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Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park

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Address: 22 S Williams St, Dayton, OH 45402
Phone Number: 937 225 7705
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This is the location of the Wright brothers Wright Cycle Company building...

This is the location of the Wright brothers Wright Cycle Company building plus other related historical aviation sites.

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Very interesting to learn about Dayton's aviation history

If you are interested in Dayton's aviation history or the Wright Brothers, definitely come and visit this small museum. They sure pack in a lot of information into this house... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Fairborn, Ohio
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Fairborn, Ohio
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are interested in Dayton's aviation history or the Wright Brothers, definitely come and visit this small museum. They sure pack in a lot of information into this house, along with some other historical figures that came from Dayton, OH. You can also get a stamp from here and the bike shop next door for your National Parks passport.... More 

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West Chester, Ohio
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134 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum has a wonderful assortment of artifacts from the Wright Bros, leaning heavily on them with their family life. Get to know the brothers a little more intimately with their relation with works other than flying (although that's covered as well), such as magazines, newspapers, and bicycles. You won't be disappointed!

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Thank Porthos7
Evansville, Indiana
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64 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Who knew how much fun a short video and a couple of sticks could be!! The flight simulator was the most unexpected part of this historical site and museum! The grounds are beautiful and green, secluded, with a lovely drive path and a beautiful monument. Expecting the usual walk around with historic pictures to tell the story, (which of course... More 

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Thank BradandStacy41
Dayton, Ohio
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299 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

I've lived in Dayton for a very long time, but didn't visit this place until I read the new Wright Brothers book by David McCullough. The docents were very knowledgeable and you learn not only about the Wrights, but also Paul Laurence Dunbar who lived in the neighborhood and was a friend.

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Kingwood
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37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Several years ago we had visited Kitty Hawk in NC and enjoyed the Wright Brothers sights there. Having just read the Wright's biography recently, and finding ourselves in the area for a wedding, we made time to swing by and see where the Wright's began their work. This is just one stop of many on the aviation trail, but an... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Managed by National Park Service with very knowledgable docents on site. Make a day visiting true landmarks of flight. Important sites made famous by the Wright Brothers and the many Dayton inventors and business icons of their day are part of the aviation trail. It's a wonderful experience to look over the bluff at the Wright Bros Memorial onto the... More 

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Willoughby
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

This showcases the early years in Dayton. The Wright Brothers determined to fly and their trials, their Cycle Shop, and the land where the house was. Very interesting Museum.

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Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

This is a National Park like no other. It is part of a scattered site National park on early aviation and the accomplishments of the Wright Brothers right where they did their work on early flight-DAYTON, OHIO. It also highlights, again in the same exact neighborhood, the literary works of the famous African American poet laureate, Paul Laurence Dunbar.The interpretive... More 

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Thank Vissidarte
North Carolina
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121 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Docents and guides on site are a treasure. This site would benefit from a bit of state assistance---the canal lock doors need to be refurbished. Being able to walk around the Wright Flyer is enormously moving. I had goose bumps just thinking about the events and history created by Orville and Wilbur.

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Thank Art H
Dayton, Ohio
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Very nice! I lived in Dayton my whole life, and worked very near this attraction. Not heavily traveled...you might have the place to yourself! The people who work there are very knowledgeable and nice. Not located in the best neighborhood, so lock your things up/keep them out of sight. If you aren't from the area, don't miss the Air Force... More 

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