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“Not well advertised, but definitely worth a visit”

The Wright Cycle Company Complex
Ranked #7 of 62 things to do in Dayton
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Kansas City, Kansas
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Not well advertised, but definitely worth a visit”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

After the USAF museum, we stumbled upon this museum as an afterthought and a potential letdown, but it was anything but that. Plan to spend a couple of hours, and make sure you see the 25 minute movie about the Wright Brothers and also tour their bicycle shop around the corner. Nicely done, Park Service!

Visited July 2013
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Dayton, Ohio
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Really, really interesting”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Even though I live in dayton, i never visited this place until this past spring. Amazing and definitely a must for your bucket list. I never realized there was so much to learn!

Visited April 2013
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MIDLOTHIAN
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Two brothers and one big idea”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

It all began here with two brothers and one big idea. This site Does a nice job of showing how the Wright brothers got started. The movie is good and the rangers very informative. There is a tour at 10:30 which we missed but I think would be very helpful. Wish we knew about it ahead of time.

Visited July 2013
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Oakville, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great Historical Complex, NOT for little kids”
Reviewed July 4, 2013

My husband and I loved the museum and the Cycle Store that were Wilbur & Orville Wright's printing location and bicycle shop. The story layout was terrific, well explained, great photos, really interesting place. Sadly, very boring for a 5 & 6 year old kid, though we tried to make it exciting for them.

Visited July 2013
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PA
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520 reviews
242 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
“Experience History”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

If you are in the Dayton area, this small but very well run and maintained complex is well worth the visit. See the Wright Brothers bicycle shop (the last one remaining). The rangers were very friendly and knowledgeable. The place is great for adults and children. I would allow 2-3 hours for a visit.

Visited May 2013
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