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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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Description: 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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So much to see!

Definitely need to plan enough time to see all of the fantastic, history of aviation! We spent about 3 hours, but could have easily spent more! Starting with the Wright brothers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Bradford, Pennsylvania
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Bradford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Definitely need to plan enough time to see all of the fantastic, history of aviation! We spent about 3 hours, but could have easily spent more! Starting with the Wright brothers and going through more recent war aviation - there is so much to see there! My kids loved the flight simulator too!

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Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Great site for a start on the aviation trail. Knowledgeable rangers, replica of a glider, nice exhibits, and the bicycle shop next door. We ran out of time so we did not get out to Huffman Prairie, will be sure to do that next time we come through.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The museum is free and has some well-informed rangers who demonstrate and explain the Wright B Flyer and more. There are physical explanations of the elements of flight. The parachute museum was also very interesting. Great museum for all ages.

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Vonore, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

After reading McCullough's biography on the Wright Brothers in advance of a trip to The Outer Banks, we decided we wanted to come to Dayton as well and see as much as we could about Wilbur and Orville Wright. This was one of the stops. It was our third Museum on the Wrights, so maybe it suffered from the fact... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The Wright Memorial is here that is impressive and photo-worthy. The interpretive center has many interesting exhibits, especially for those interested in the history of aviation. There is a movie about the Wright Brothers, but it is a half-hour long and may be considered as too much of a good thing. It is interesting, but it probably is not good... More 

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Wescosville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The Aviation Heritage site is a great place to get your tour of the Dayton flight sites started. This is another well done site run by the NPS. Free parking in the rear. See the Flyer replica. Lots of exhibits here in the two story site. Walk over to the cycle shop and have a ranger explain all about. Take... More 

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Cincinnati
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This complex is in a very historical part of Dayton. The area was very quiet on Sunday. The museum teaches a lot about the Wright Brothers and the history of aviation. Worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The only poor point about this National Park Service run facility is the road signage to get you there. The whole operation is run to the highest standards, the exhibits are both interesting and informative and the staff are very efficient and full of anecdotes which bring the whole tableau to life. Well worth the effort taken to find the... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This historic building originally held the Wright brothers' printing shop. The building behind it held their bicycle shop. The building now serves several excellent purposes: museum of the Wright Brothers, museum of Paul Lawrence Dunbar (the first African American to gain acceptance in the literary world), a parachuting museum and a replica of the grocery store that originally stood on... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This small museum is the start of the Aviation Trail in Dayton. It has an inspiring movie about the Wright brothers and their long, torturous journey. They also have several well designed displays about the Wrights and about Dunbar a famous poet who was a contemporary of the Wrights. The aviation trail is a great way to spend a day.... More 

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Additional Information about Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park

Address: 22 S Williams St, Dayton, OH 45402
Phone Number: 937 225 7705
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Dayton
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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