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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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Massachusetts
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186 reviews 186 reviews
39 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 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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404 attraction reviews
354 helpful votes 354 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
28 helpful votes 28 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
52 helpful votes 52 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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57 reviews 57 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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Senior Contributor
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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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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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New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

... 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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3 attraction reviews
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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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