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Woodland Cemetery & Arboretum

118 Woodland Avenue, Dayton, OH 45409-2892
937.228.2581
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Ranked #8 of 29 Attractions in Dayton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Parks
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English first
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

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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423 attraction reviews
380 helpful votes 380 helpful votes
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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Dayton, Ohio
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4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Atop a hill overlooking the city of Dayton. It is a great place for an afternoon stroll. Many of Dayton's major figures are busried here including the Wright Brothers and Paul Laurence Dunbar.

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San Marino, California
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109 reviews 109 reviews
22 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I asked for help in finding a friend's grave. I got printed maps all highlighted. Go see the Tiffany windows and the Tiffany tile floor in the former chapel.

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Honomu, Hawaii
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Sure, they have graves of the locally rich and famous (the Wright Brothers being Exhibit A), but it's the serene green that draws me back repeatedly. Located on a lovely glacial moraine, it has views to please anyone. If you need a breather from stress, try a walk here.

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Roohski
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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The is a great place to take visitors. The trees alone are worth the trip, very beautiful setting.... Love it. Please go

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Wyoming
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

So glad we ended up going here, such a beautiful place,if you go be sure and pick up a cd to help you with your tour.So many interesting stories here from the boy and his dog to the Wright Brothers.

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Dayton, Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Magnificent cemetery located in the rolling hills of Dayton, near the University of Dayton. Beautifully maintained and lavishly landscaped, featuring ponds and gardens. "Residents" include the Wright Brothers, Erma Bombach, and a host of Dayton famous (and infamous). The mausoleum is dignified and well appointed. The historic Chapel is under renovation. The staff is exemplary fulfilling their commitment to preserve... More

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Toledo, Ohio
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235 reviews 235 reviews
123 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Ranked in Ohio... I'd say cinci, then Cleveland , then Dayton.... Three great historical cemeteries.... Well kept rolling land.. Hi point in Dayton... Wright brothers certainly the " money " site

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Probably holds the best view of Dayton! Also lots of local celebrities are buried here, along with some awesome headstones

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