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Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center

Open Now: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Must-See Sight for Those Interested in the Wright Brothers

This is somewhat hard to access, although it's not in a restricted area. You'll also hear shotguns... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Scott P
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Newberg, Oregon
Were the Wright Brothers taught the world to fly.

Out on the Now Wright-Patterson AFB is Huffam Prairie Flying Field. There are a lot of signs to... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2018
CharlesB1937
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is somewhat hard to access, although it's not in a restricted area. You'll also hear shotguns firing from a skeet-shooting range nearby, one you pass on the way in. The ground is very much in the condition it was when used as a cow...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Scott P
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Out on the Now Wright-Patterson AFB is Huffam Prairie Flying Field. There are a lot of signs to walk out to and read. A reproduction hanger and catapult tower and rails for takeoff. We enjoyed walking were the Wright Brothers taught the world to fly!

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank CharlesB1937
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

Tough time finding the place but once there it was interesting to visualize the Wright brothers fine tuning their flying machine. Visit the memorial/museum across rt 444 first to get background information.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

It takes a windy road to get to the old hangar and there is just a replica of the second hangar but it is kind of eye opening to see how small of a space they had to work with. There are also just some...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 2, 2018

We visited the Wright Brothers Memorial and tried to find Huffman Prairie but were unsuccessful. After several attempts to visit Huffman Prairie Flying Field we gave up and moved on to something else. The signage from the Air Force Museum was difficult to follow and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 649garyo
Reviewed July 12, 2018

Usually an empty field isn't that interesting, but just imagine standing there watching a couple of bicycle mechanics defy gravity for hours and hours circling the field learning to fly while inventing the concept and physics of flight itself. It had to be the most...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 6, 2018

This is a National Park Service site with no entry fee. I was only there a few minutes near closing. It is very small and shows what the early aviator student classroom was like. There is a small store with Wright Brothers and aviation material....More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank 82jimm
Reviewed June 24, 2018

The flying field was just a field with flags around it. There are some signs providing a description of the history but overall it is just a field and not all that easy to find.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 311charlesg
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

I was just riding the bike trail and decided to checkout the Huffman prairie flying field and it was awesome! So much history and information. The first airport. The area is very scenic too.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank seanjc298
Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

Do yourself a favor and visit here if you are interested in the history of the Wright Brothers in Aviation. This place has a much better display then the Museum in Dayton. I learned a few new facts that were new to me. The most...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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