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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 #9 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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English first
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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 NEW

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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

... 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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114 reviews 114 reviews
29 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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210 reviews 210 reviews
113 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

There are three museums in one. (Wright Brothers, Parachute Museum and Pau Dunbar). Large model of the Wright brothers plane on the first floor. The ranger showed us how it worked. Upstairs is the Parachute Museum and they also have a section on Paul Dunbar a poet who lived in Dayton. Across the small plaza outside is the Wright Brothers... More

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Xenia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

No matter how often we tai the grandkids (ages 10 to 2) we start in a different part and they love it. Remember their favorite places to revisit. Food available at reasonable prices.

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Dayton
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This park is actually a collection of sites built around the amazingly inventive culture of Dayton and the Wright brothers, who designed and perfected the airplane here (while merely borrowing NC beach wind a couple of times for tests). We began our Aviation Heritage trail tour at the National Park visitor's center, full of appealing exhibits about the Wrights; then... More

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Portsmouth, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We enjoyed the air force museum very much. Though mostly free, there were some modestly priced interactive attractions the boys enjoyed very much. There was the chance to learn a good bit of history in a very enjoyable way, along with numerous intriguing pieces of aviation hardware, from the very earliest days of flight to missles and space capsules. We... More

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