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Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park

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Address: 22 S Williams St, Dayton, OH 45402-8235
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+1 937-225-7705
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Wed - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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This is the location of the Wright brothers Wright Cycle Company building...

This is the location of the Wright brothers Wright Cycle Company building plus other related historical aviation sites.

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Great Exhibits & Free !

Another chapter in our quest to complete the Wright Bros. story ! Having been to Kill Devil Hills it was fitting to finally get to Dayton. The Center is well set out with lots of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Skeney57
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Sydney Australia
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Sydney Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another chapter in our quest to complete the Wright Bros. story ! Having been to Kill Devil Hills it was fitting to finally get to Dayton. The Center is well set out with lots of interesting sections, not just of the Wrights ! Replica store, Printing business, Paul L Dunbar History , Simulators etc ! I crashed & burned several... More 

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Grandville, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on a very cold, wet day in late November and had a great time in the main visitor's center. My three kids really enjoyed learning about the Wright brothers many talents and interests and what exactly they did to further the achievements in flight. Due to the bad weather, we were not able to visit the other... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

Everything you want to know about the Wright Brothers growing up. The Parachute Museum on the 2nd floor was a nice bonus. We also took the 1 hour walking tour of the neighborhood. It was very nice & informative.

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Spokane, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

The first floor dedicated to flight had some nice exhibits but don't miss the second floor where there is information on the history of printing. Plenty of room, not many people.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

So much to see here, particularly as the site encompasses the Huffman Praire Flying Field and Interpretive Center, the Wright Brothers Cycle Company, and Carillon. There are several activities at the main center (The address on this page). There is a really good 30 minute film on the Wright Brothers. Several exhibits cover Dayton history and the lives of the... More 

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

This site was on our list of Parks to visit on our trip. They had a very informative movie which explained the Wright Brothers lives and their methods for achieving their goals. They also had good exhibits and artifacts of aviation. There are several locations for this Park but we didn't go see the other sites. On the 2nd floor,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Interesting artifacts and history of aviation. Part of the museum is devoted to local poet and friend of the Wrights, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, which didn't seem to fit the aviation history or theme of the Center, though. Nice activities for kids.

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Thank kdeemo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

I work for the National Park Service and was here for training. Had a great time, and was amazed at being able to see the history of aviation come alive. From the Wright Brothers Printing and Bicycle shop to the Huffman Prairie Flying Field and the Wright Flyer 3, you can the infancy of aviation. The park is well done,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

This is not a big museum, but it has lots of facts about aviation esp. Dayton's and the Wright's roles in it. The little cycle shop next door is a little bonus worth walking through. Lots of Dayton history I was not aware of and I grew up here. Too bad Ford moved the original home up to Dearborn, I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

A great educational experience that taught about aviation history but also a bit about Paul Clarence Dunbar, African-American poet and Dayton native. Very interesting and engaging with hands-on activities, film and original artifacts to view.

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