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The Wright Cycle Company Complex

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Small and very intertesting museum

I found the displays and videos in the museum to be very interesting; especially the room set up to... read more

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Shaymur
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Fremont, California
First hand visit to the inception of flight!

A nice museum with a great movie about the Wright Bros and the history of flight. Ranger Bob spoke... read more

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Aurora, Missouri
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16 S Williams St, Dayton, OH 45402-8235
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Reviewed yesterday

I found the displays and videos in the museum to be very interesting; especially the room set up to represent the print shop. I did walk over to see the site of the Wright home. While there is no home there, there is an outline...More

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Reviewed yesterday

A nice museum with a great movie about the Wright Bros and the history of flight. Ranger Bob spoke to us in the bicycle shop and that was a highlight of our visit. A must when you visit Dayton.

Thank scottjnpg
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful informative time in the museum. watching the movie was more informative than walking around the complex. We did not have time to go into the next building. Enjoyed the store set-up as it was "in the day"

Thank Kim E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the grand stories of how this landmark building was rediscovered, includes a simple photo of some friends having fun together. In the background is a building with a sign, with the words WRIGHT BICYCLE SHOP above the front window. The photo was a...More

Thank cgplott1151
Reviewed August 14, 2018

Small building but such a cool sight if you love aviation. Everything is located closely together, so you can also walk to the house of the Wright Brothers.

Thank Michel H
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Not that big of a site itself but it is also within a block of their printing press and their house. Plenty of parking and worth a short stop.

Thank Ed M
Reviewed August 6, 2018

I you love flying history you should start with the Wright Brothers, The location is the shop where they made bikes on the 1st floor. The building next door has a two floors museum. The Wright Brothers Museums are free with free parking.

Thank RetiredTravelerOhio
Reviewed July 30, 2018

Actual building that the Wright brothers used during the development of the first airplane. The small bicycle shop is well done, the larger interpretive museum next door is even better. A good understanding on one of the more significant inventions and historical era. Wish that...More

Thank Max B
Reviewed July 19, 2018

We enjoyed seeing the printing memorabilia in the building and learning about the Wright Brothers early printing and bicycle businesses. The parachute displays on the 2nd floor were very educational and full of information. It was great to know that the Interpretive center and the...More

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Reviewed July 17, 2018

There are several interesting places in the Dayton area to learn about the Wright Brothers and you can pick up a map to see these locations at the Visitor Center. Some are free as is this one. We visited in the middle of a Sat....More

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christinajans
March 26, 2018|
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Response from lorenk672 | Reviewed this property |
It is operated by the National Park Service. Normal hours are 9-5 M-F. Good Friday is not a national holiday so it is scheduled to be open.
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christinajans
March 5, 2018|
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Response from Teresa B | Reviewed this property |
The video is about 15 minutes, and it is EXCELLENT. You can do the remainder in less than an hour, or take a couple of hours if you are interested in the details. The Cyclery Shop is about 10-15 minutes, it is next door.
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78traveler
January 2, 2018|
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Response from Teresa B | Reviewed this property |
Although some of the Wright buildings are in Michigan, the shop in Dayton is the actual one they had businesses in before the first flight. There are some of the actual machining tools there, also. It has original bikes. And... More
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