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Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park

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Address: 22 S Williams St, Dayton, OH 45402
Phone Number: 937 225 7705
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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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The beginning of Aviation history

I've lived in Dayton since 1978 but never took this tour until my nephew came to live with us. I wanted him to know the history of our great city so we did the Aviation heritage... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Keith C
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Dayton, Ohio
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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've lived in Dayton since 1978 but never took this tour until my nephew came to live with us. I wanted him to know the history of our great city so we did the Aviation heritage tour. This tour took us to various sites around Dayton where the Wright Brothers harnessed powered flight. I was amazed at the various stories... More 

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Green
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historic Complex a group of buildings within the surrounding Dayton, Ohio, area that has not history of early aviation relevance, but historical to the early 1900's era and subsequent later aviation history. It starts with the Wright Brothers and then includes a famous Dayton poet, and other sights like the field where the Wright brothers... More 

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KIRKLAND
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When I stopped in at the museum I was told I was just in time for a walking tour of the neighborhood where the Wright brothers grew up. The ranger was great! I really enjoyed learning about the Wright brothers and the changes that have happened in the neighborhood over the years. The movie wasn't available right away so I... More 

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Dayton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like history, aviation, poetry, bicycles or urban renewal, this small National Park is a must see while in Ohio. As the lead site in the Dayton Aviation Trail, along with the National Museum of the Air Force, Carillon Historical Park, and Huffman Prarie Flying Field and Interpretative Center, this should be your first stop on an amazing journey... More 

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JONESBORO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

if you like history this is the place for you. very interesting. shows a movie for the wright brothers. has lots of historical displays, the bicycle shop where the wright brothers started. have a little walking to do also to view the grounds. lots to see. the brewery restaurant inside is very good with good service.

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Oviedo, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Very friendly & accommodating park rangers. Good movie about the Wright Brother's experience. You really get an in-depth story about the entire process of developing powered flight. It was really an inspiring tale of perseverance and focus. This is a great lesson for our youth - not everything is accomplished within a 30-minute segment of time.

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St. Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

There are two buildings. One housed the Wright brothers' print shop on the second floor and the other housed one of their bike shops. Lots of story boards packed with information on the Wright family and a few replicas. Still it is free and worth a visit by anyone interested in aviation.

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Raleigh, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Came here with friends in early April- we also saw one of the bicycle shops that the Wright brothers ran, very close to this museum. This is where we saw the movie, the replica of the original flyer, as well as how they did the engineering on it. Also integrated within this newer museum is an original building where the... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

The building holds exhibits from early flight history. They have a copy of a 1902 Wright brothers glider. There is a 33 minute film about the Wright brothers. The have room on the second floor referred to as the Parachute Museum. They have some of the Wright Brothers printing equipment on the second floor. They have a 18 minute movie... More 

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Motta Sant'Anastasia, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a quick trip here. Worth a stop and free so you can't beat it. There is a little something for everyone and loved the science history too.

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