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Woodland Cemetery & Arboretum

118 Woodland Avenue, Dayton, OH 45409-2892
937.228.2581
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Ranked #9 of 27 Attractions in Dayton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Parks
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San Marino, California
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109 reviews 109 reviews
22 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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182 reviews 182 reviews
98 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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Centerville, Ohio
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Beautiful trees--all labeled for enthusiasts--add to the serenity of this downtown cemetary. There are some famous graves as well as some poignant stories (the drowned boy and his dog!!!). The Mausoleum has incredible stained glass windows with a woodland theme and stunning marble from all over the world.

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Xenia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Great history and stories of Dayton here if you are willing to do the research. Beautiful and interesting place to spend an afternoon.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Visited the burial site of the Wright Brothers in the morning waiting for the Air Force museum to open. Probably one of the best views of the city of Dayton. Plants were overgrown on the Wright Brothers plot, which made it look very sloppy. Not what I would have envisioned for the two men who put Dayton on the map.

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