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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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Woodland Cemetery & Arboretum

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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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.

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Mansfield, Ohio
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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 

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Dayton, OH
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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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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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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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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This cemetery is a beautiful, serene arboretum with trees, sculpture and lots of history to fill hours of exploring. Many famous people including the Wright brothers are here. If you enjoy history, learning and exploring, plan on spend time here.

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Des Moines, IA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is an interesting historical cemetery meant to be visited and enjoyed. Look at their web site for an explanation of the famous people, the way it was enjoyed in the past and where to find graves. The Wright Brothers are here as is a real queen. The little boy with the dog memorial is immediately to your right as... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Woodland is my favorite place in the Miami Valley to stroll through a who's who of historic Dayton. It's an absolutely beautiful, hilly, tree filled giant piece of history. Most people wouldn't consider a cemetery as a place to visit, but this is a MUST SEE! there are so many famous historic figures here from the Wright Brothers to Erma... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My mother and I visited the cemetery in May. We were looking for the Stanley family's site. Unfortunately we weren't able to find it but we were able to see many of the beautiful monuments and other sites.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a great, free place to visit when you are in Dayton. The cemetery is gorgeous and offers great views of the city. Make sure you bring your walking shoes because there are a lot of hills to climb, or you can just drive through. If you're an aviation fan you will want to visit so you can see... More 

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