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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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Free fun for all ages

This was a very fun place to visit and its free. This is a all ages place. Kids will love all the massive plains and jets. Adults will love all the massive plains and Jets... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Mathew W
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This was a very fun place to visit and its free. This is a all ages place. Kids will love all the massive plains and jets. Adults will love all the massive plains and Jets. They have exhibits from the first plane to the relatively new jets.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This is a must see attraction. It is a national historical park. It takes the 2 days to see the 5 sites. We could only see 3. Huffman prairie flying field, the wirght Dunbar center, the wright bicycle company, the wright flyer 3, the paul Dunbar house, and one other attraction. Mainly, this deals with the Wright Brothers. you need... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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43 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

It has one of the buildings that the Wright Brothers used for their bicycle shop. There were a lot of exhibits about the Wright Brothers and it also included exhibits about Paul Laurence Dunbar. It does not take long to go through everything as it is kinda small, but it is still well worth the visit. We were there about... More 

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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We are avid national park junkies who tend not to hold a lot of expectations for our national historic sites. With budget and staffing cuts, historic sites are usually lacking. That said, the Dayton Park is awesome. Beautiful lay out. Almost an overwhelming number of exhibits. Quite a few are hands on or interactive as well. One of the most... More 

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chicago
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120 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Wow- it is amazing what these 2 brothers accomplished without formal education. Their genius started with bicycles and lead to the ultimate dream of man at that time- the ability to fly. Visiting their old neighborhood is like going back 100 years. The movie that is shown in the visitor center is the perfect intro to the entire story. Do... More 

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Tulsa
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38 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is a good way to spend a couple hours in Dayton. The main building and the Wright Cycle Company building are together and can be easily done in two hours. There are not a lot of displays, but it is well presented and informative.

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Eagan, Minnesota
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34 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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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51 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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202 reviews 202 reviews
44 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 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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534 helpful votes 534 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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