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Woodland Cemetery & Arboretum

Address: 118 Woodland Avenue, Dayton, OH 45409-2892
Phone Number: 937.228.2581
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Ranked #15 of 79 things to do in Dayton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Beautiful historical cemetery set on the highest point in Dayton. Well-preserved via Foundation. Burial place of famous Daytonians, including the Wright Brothers, Erma Bombeck, et al. Historical trees and landscape on interesting hilly terrain.

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Sarasota, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We went to Woodland to visit our family plot and discovered two fresh, unauthorized graves. Woodland decided to change their rules, without notice to us, and allowed the burial of a woman who was at one time married to my father-in-law AND her current husband who is no relation to our family in our family plot (purchased in 1954 by... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I went to the cemetery to have a look around and left pretty quickly. I saw the Wright Brother's stone heads and stood at the over look of Dayton. Not much to do here. I did notice people running. It's pretty hilly so I bet you could get a great work out here. I would only stop by if its... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We tour the cemetery.. Guides were great. I learned a lot. It's a beautiful place. They are several famous Daytonians buried there.

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Dayton, Ohio
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33 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

While "attraction" may not be the correct term, this cemetery with it's hilly topology and wonderful view of the surrounding country side, is a wonderful peaceful place to walk and contemplate.

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Dayton, OH
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3 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

It never would have occurred to me to rate a cemetery as an "attraction", but Woodland is one of my favorite places to just walk, think, and enjoy the surroundings. I've never taken an actual tour of Woodland, but as I recall maps are available to help visitors find the various historic graves located throughout the cemetery. As others have... More 

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Miamisburg, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Most people would not enjoy a cemetery but woodland is a old inner city cemetery located on a hill ,large and beautiful full of historic graves and great views . Erma Bombeck,the Wright brothers and more are located here .

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Hope, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

A really neat cemetery tour. Great characters with great stories. I learned there is a LOT of history in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Woodland is absolutely the most beautiful cemetery. If you are in Dayton and love cemeteries it is a definite must visit. I love how peaceful it is even though it has city surrounding it. It was started back in the mid 1800s so designated historic and there are many notable people buried there.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Visit the final resting place of many of Dayton's notable residents in this lovely setting. Stop at the office on your drive in (building on the right) and pick up a map. Also, get a stamp in your Aviation Trail passport for you free Wilbear Wright teddy bear. No purchase required.

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