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Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park

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Address: 22 S Williams St, Dayton, OH 45402-8235
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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My adult son and I went there for my birthday. Having lived in Dayton for 35 years and both of us just having read the David McCullough book on the Wright Brothers, it was the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Dayton, OH
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Evanston, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is called an aviation museum, but a lot of the museum is devoted to a poet, and not an aviator. A large section of the museum is dedicated to a poet that lived around the same time as the Wright brothers. And as the rangers told me at the front desk, the Wright brothers did not write poetry and... More 

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Dayton, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My adult son and I went there for my birthday. Having lived in Dayton for 35 years and both of us just having read the David McCullough book on the Wright Brothers, it was the perfect time to visit. We should have done it years ago. So much information about the Wright Brothers and Lawrence Dunbar. Made us very proud... More 

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Tonawanda, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed visiting this historical site. The rich history of aviation in Dayton is evident everywhere. They showed a film about how the Wright brothers got started in building airplanes at this historic site that was very entertaining and educational.

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Thank Kay R
Fishers, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Museum and bike shop were fun and interesting and take about an hour or 2 to tour. It was also fun seeing the field where they did their test flights and visiting their house. All are worthwhile.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small museum so if you have about an hour to spare, then go visit here! The place is titled "Aviation Heritage" since a big part of it is about the Wright Brothers and then some parachute historical developments, but the rest are about Daytonian inventions and even literature that is not related to aviation. So go there... More 

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south dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Only went to the section out by the Wright Patterson AFB but was impressed by the exhibits. Amazing what these 2 men were able to accomplish with their perservance , dedication and imagination.

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Wells, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

We loved the Wright brothers museum and bike shop. Learned so much about the brothers. Two very driven men.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

We were in town do the Race to the Dayton Region's Aviation Places and this was one of the stops.This is the same place as the Wright brothers cycle company.They do have the Wright Glider on display inside.

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Jefferson, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

We spent 2 days to visit all of the sites of this park including the airfield. The main visitor center/museum is the best place to start. The exhibits and videos are well worth the time. Then take some time to walk around the buildings to get the sense of what it was like when the Wright Brothers lived there. The... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

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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