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The Wright Cycle Company Complex

16 S Williams St, Dayton, OH 45402-8235
+1 937-225-7705
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Must for Bicycle, Airplane and Wright Brother Fans!

This museum is a replica of the Wright Brothers fourth bike shop. The museum includes a replica of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
From Wheels to Wings

We had visited Kitty Hawk/Kill Devil Hills last year and wanted to see the rest of the story. This... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Denise D
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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16 S Williams St, Dayton, OH 45402-8235
+1 937-225-7705
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is a replica of the Wright Brothers fourth bike shop. The museum includes a replica of their Van Cleve bicycle, as well as a Remington Tandem. At the visitor center there is a replica of their Glider as well as many other excellent...More

1  Thank Cmera4Fun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had visited Kitty Hawk/Kill Devil Hills last year and wanted to see the rest of the story. This site is a NPS treasure and aptly describes the Wright Bros journey from playing with a small helicopter toy to building and flying a large, engine-driven...More

Thank Denise D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This site, like many NPS historic sites, is actually a reproduction of the building that the Wright Brothers once worked in. Most people don't realize that business was much more fluid a hundred years ago, as many shops didn't all just line up in strip...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very organized. Excellent crowd . very high line vehicles. The grounds one of a kind. A must visit. If only to visit the museum. Great history

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

The bicycle shop is small free but packed with interesting exhibits and info. This combined with the very informative museum next door are winners and they are free. Don’t miss the 30 minute film it was excellent

Thank JBRetired
Reviewed 6 December 2017

I love taking family from out of town here because the exhibits are great and you can see one of the Wright brothers' bike shops.They had three over the years and the one they used while inviting the air plane is at the Henry Ford....More

Thank Collette M
Reviewed 9 November 2017

The video preceding the tour is the best on its subject I have seen in a National Park, very interesting, not at all boring. The museum is small and has many memorabilia of the Wright brothers life before they were famous. The separate bike shop...More

1  Thank Teresa B
Reviewed 5 November 2017

My husband and I really enjoyed this stop. The Rangers were very helpful and engaging. Make sure you visit the bike shop across the plaza.

Thank Kathleen A
Reviewed 3 November 2017

I went to this museum because I wanted to make a donation of a commemorative badge on the Wright Brothers return to Dayton in 1909, but I discovered more about Dayton history than I expected. As you would expect there was a pretty thorough documentation...More

Thank wladamson
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Not a super great neighborhood but its kind of humbling to be in the actual rooms where the Wrights did their tinkering to develop heir bicycles and then the airplane.. Well laid out and filled with coll exhibits and artifacts.

Thank Joel_in_MD
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2 January 2018|
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Response from Joel_in_MD | Reviewed this property |
Note, the REAL Bike shop and their house that was near it where they lived at the time are NOT in Dayton. the one in Dayton represents one of a few similar locations they ran in the area early on. The ACTUAL Bike shop and... More
Robert K
5 June 2017|
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Response from Skeney57 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Robert , There is plenty of parking nearby and S William St becomes a normal suburban street past the Complex , you'll be fine ! Enjoy, Skeney.