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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 09:00 - 17:00
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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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Everything you want to know about Flying.

This is a great museum. Do not miss the movie, there you will have a really good understanding of what it took for the Brothers Wright to be able to flight and create the future... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a great museum. Do not miss the movie, there you will have a really good understanding of what it took for the Brothers Wright to be able to flight and create the future. Excellent place to visit in a hot/cold day.

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Thank wetfoot
Malvern, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I believe this National Historical Park provides something for a variety of visitors ranging from casual tourists, aviation buffs, amateur historians, as well as literature aficionados. My visit just focused on the Visitor Center and the bicycle shop. For some folks, just walking around the streets where the Wright brothers once lived and worked can be worth the visit. Not... More 

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Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're into history and aviation, then this is THE place to visit. Plan to spend a few hours if you like to read the information on the exhibits. There are a lot of historical documents. For a history buff like myself, this is an absolutely fascinating place to visit. Watching the film at the visitor's center is a must... More 

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Thank OhioStephen
Landisville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Be sure to watch the film at the Visitors Center to give you background. Even if you know a lot about the Wright brothers I'll bet you learn something. It's very well done and narrated by Martin Sheen, a Dayton native. Who knew? The museum is self guided with lots of signage. Upstairs is a parachute museum. A ranger walked... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is actually a collection of historic sites including the home of the Paul Lawrence Dunbar's mother, the Huffman Prairie location where the brothers tested some of their flying machines and the museum. I was at the Huffman location one time when someone was flying one of the replica planes and it crashed. All of these sites are worth visiting... More 

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1 Thank Roger J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We have lived in this area for years and finally visited this site. We were very impressed with the exhibits. They included great information about the Wright Brothers, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and other historical events of the same time frame. The information is very well-presented and maintained. I loved walking through the original building which housed the Wright's print shop... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

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 3 December 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 26 November 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 15 November 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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