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The Wright Cycle Company Complex

Closed Now: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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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 3 days ago
John S
Kapolei, Hawaii
Wright Brothers and Parachutes, too.

The Wright Cycle Company Complex is off the beaten path for most Daytonians. The surrounding area... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dayton, Ohio
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16 S Williams St, Dayton, OH 45402-8235
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank John S
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank CharlesB1937
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Stu1945
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Shaymur
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank scottjnpg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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"

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

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.

Thank Michel H
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Not that big of a site itself but it is also within a block of their printing press and their house. Plenty of parking and worth a short stop.

1  Thank Ed M
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March 26, 2018|
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.
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.
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