We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 22 S Williams St, Dayton, OH 45402
Phone Number: 937 225 7705
Website
Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Wed - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 91 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 61
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
First class, well presented

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
TupsleyHereford
,
England
Add Photo Write a Review

91 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
England
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
30 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vienna, Virginia
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
45 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
St. Catharines, Canada
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Lincoln, Nebraska
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
42 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I agree with the reviewers that the movie was definitely worth the time! I never really understood how they sacrificed so much to achieve their dreams. The complex put their accomplishment into perspective. Amazing how two self taught brothers made their own wind tunnel. We went into the cycle shop and it was interesting, but the main building is the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ballston Spa, New York
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
27 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

When you say Wright Brothers everyone thinks of Kitty Hawk...and they are mistaken. Dayton is the true beginning and end of the Wright Brothers story. The Rangers and volunteer really knew their stuff. Before you do anything else you Must see the 30 minute On Great White Wings video. It was one of the better NHS videos we have seen... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
St. Albert
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This was most informative and the Volunteer was excellent! We had a real hands on explanation of the Wright Brother's airplane.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Westerville, OH
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
22 attraction reviews
266 helpful votes 266 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This is the perfect place to begin your Aviation Trail visits. We stayed over an hour and learned a lot of basic information about Orville and Wilbur Wright before going to the other places on the Aviation Trail. The movie is fascinating. Be sure to have each place you visit stamp your 'passport' because if you get at least 7... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Indianapolis, Indiana
Senior Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
43 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park also viewed

 

Been to Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?