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The Wright Cycle Company Complex

Open Now: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Marvelous historical renovation

Lovely walk of fame tribute amidst beautiful buildings. Display of the Wright Brothers Family... read more

Reviewed October 20, 2018
gg608
via mobile
If you've been to Kittyhawk, NC, to see the area of the first powered flight, you need to complete your experience.

Great place for kids and families! This is a free museum with National Park rangers conducting... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
John S
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Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Lovely walk of fame tribute amidst beautiful buildings. Display of the Wright Brothers Family, business pursuits, and eventual flight trials. Parachute display. Gift shop with related items and national park items. Notedly, there was an additional display of author Paul Laurence Dunbar, a classmate of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

Great place for kids and families! This is a free museum with National Park rangers conducting visits to the Wright Brothers bicycle shop. They had four locations at one time. After your visit to the bike shop, go through the exhibits about the Wright Brothers...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John S
Reviewed October 13, 2018

The Wright Cycle Company Complex is off the beaten path for most Daytonians. The surrounding area is undergoing urban renewal, which has resulted in a lot of money and effort being spent to make this museum worth a trip. Especially when there are so many...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

We set our sites on visiting Nat'l parks and historic sites in 2018. Dayton was on our hot list. We did not know that the brothers were printers. The Parachute room was a neat extra. the bicycle shop reminded me of my grandfathers work shop...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CharlesB1937
Reviewed September 20, 2018

Just standing outside the Wright's shop was exhilerating. The brothers were up for the challenge and made it happen.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Stu1945
Reviewed September 19, 2018

I found the displays and videos in the museum to be very interesting; especially the room set up to represent the print shop. I did walk over to see the site of the Wright home. While there is no home there, there is an outline...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Shaymur
Reviewed September 19, 2018

A nice museum with a great movie about the Wright Bros and the history of flight. Ranger Bob spoke to us in the bicycle shop and that was a highlight of our visit. A must when you visit Dayton.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank scottjnpg
Reviewed September 13, 2018

We had a wonderful informative time in the museum. watching the movie was more informative than walking around the complex. We did not have time to go into the next building. Enjoyed the store set-up as it was "in the day"

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kim E
Reviewed August 20, 2018

One of the grand stories of how this landmark building was rediscovered, includes a simple photo of some friends having fun together. In the background is a building with a sign, with the words WRIGHT BICYCLE SHOP above the front window. The photo was a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank cgplott1151
Reviewed August 14, 2018

Small building but such a cool sight if you love aviation. Everything is located closely together, so you can also walk to the house of the Wright Brothers.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Michel H
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christinajans
March 26, 2018|
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Response from lorenk672 | Reviewed this property |
It is operated by the National Park Service. Normal hours are 9-5 M-F. Good Friday is not a national holiday so it is scheduled to be open.
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christinajans
March 5, 2018|
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Response from Teresa B | Reviewed this property |
The video is about 15 minutes, and it is EXCELLENT. You can do the remainder in less than an hour, or take a couple of hours if you are interested in the details. The Cyclery Shop is about 10-15 minutes, it is next door.
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78traveler
January 2, 2018|
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Response from Teresa B | Reviewed this property |
Although some of the Wright buildings are in Michigan, the shop in Dayton is the actual one they had businesses in before the first flight. There are some of the actual machining tools there, also. It has original bikes. And... More
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