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Woodland Cemetery & Arboretum

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Address: 118 Woodland Avenue, Dayton, OH 45409-2892
Phone Number: 937.228.2581
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I hesitate to review this place because it's writing the cat out of the bag about the best view in Dayton... but it's so cool and everyone should check it out. The monuments are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Stanley G
Dayton, Ohio
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Dayton, Ohio
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I hesitate to review this place because it's writing the cat out of the bag about the best view in Dayton... but it's so cool and everyone should check it out. The monuments are beautiful and the overlook of downtown cannot be beat. Just drive in and veer to the left and keep going up until you see the gazebo.... More 

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Sterling, Virginia
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153 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A pretty hillside cemetery with lots of trees and places to walk. Nice view over the city from the deck at the top. It's "historical" by Ohio standards--over 100 years old. Local notables with large tombs.

Thank David R
Cincinnati, Ohio
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

WOW! What a find! I want there in search of the Wright Brothers gravesite, and found one of the most unique cemeteries I've every visited. It almost takes on the feel of an art gallery since it is on a hill, and most of the stones are very unique. I've never seen anything like it. Since I had a limited... More 

Thank Doug S
Gurnee, Illinois
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

My daughter insisted that we see this cemetery when visiting her at the university. It is by far the most beautiful setting for a cemetery that one could imagine. It is quite hilly with gorgeous views of Dayton. The flowers and trees are lovely. The cemetery itself is like a "who's who" in Dayton as many famous Daytonians are buried... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

What a beautiful cemetery. The Wright Brother's grave was pretty easy to find. Erma Bombeck was a little more difficult, it is a challenge for the day. This is very well kept, hills, lots of people walking thru the area.

Thank Funtogo460
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

i went there to see the Wright brother plot .Come in off of Waldo Street top of the hill you'll see the flags that mark the spot.Very nice old cemetery.

Thank David R
Mansfield, Ohio
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9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We went specifically to see the Wright Brothers plot. There are a few other famous people buried here as well. It is a nice cemetery, but make sure you have a map if you are looking for something in particular. We had picked up a map at a different historical site in Dayton ahead of time. I imagine they have... More 

Dayton, OH
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111 reviews
63 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

One of the largest (and most scenic) cemeteries in Ohio, Woodland is the permanent home of the Wright family (Orville, Wilbur, Katharine, etc.), Paul Laurence Dunbar, Charles Kettering (in the mausoleum). James Cox and many other luminaries and recognizable (streets named after them) names like Huffman, Shroyer, Ritty, Patterson, Vallangiham, etc. Popular columnist Erma Bombeck has a large boulder brought... More 

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Centerville, Ohio
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87 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

When this cemetery was established, it was many miles from the city. Now, it's a part of the downtown area--adjacent to University of Dayton. Pick up a brochure and visit the graves of many famous people including Paul Laurence Dunbar, the Wright Brothers, and others. Learn the story of the tiny boy who drowned--and his dog was unable to save... More 

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Bethel, Ohio
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Beautiful place. Many trees. We found the graves of the Wright Brothers. Could not find Erma Bombeck.

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