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Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park

Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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THis is a little gem, a little way out of the main area of Dayton but once you get there you will... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
798rosieh
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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
Much better than I had expected.

When we planned to stop here, it was mostly to check off a box and get a stamp in our passport... read more

Reviewed October 24, 2018
pk1363
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Lemont, Illinois
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This is the location of the Wright brothers Wright Cycle Company building plus other related historical aviation sites.
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22 S Williams St, Dayton, OH 45402-8235
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Reviewed 5 days ago

THis is a little gem, a little way out of the main area of Dayton but once you get there you will find plenty of parking. The main centre is on 2 floors and you wander around a route starting at the onset of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

When we planned to stop here, it was mostly to check off a box and get a stamp in our passport book. As I walked around and learned about the Wright Brothers and how they started from nothing, in many ways, and ended up becoming...More

Date of experience: October 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
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

Start with the main site, the Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center for orientation to all Wright brothers sites and the Poet Paul Dunbar Site. Great hands on flight and sound exhibits for the whole family. Don't miss the top floor with the Aviation Trail, Inc. Visitor Center...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Zephyr_Travel
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely outstanding national park and museum. Great exhibits and rangers are so informative. So much to see and the trail is worth the time and effort to complete.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank jtpcarroll5212
Reviewed August 29, 2018

Very interesting history of flight. Different buildings and locations to get an in depth experience of how strong willed individuals kept working to get humans airborne. The Rangers were very helpful and spirited. I love the National Parks.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MissLucy368
Reviewed August 20, 2018

I love National Park Rangers. Every one I've ever met is a treasure trove of historical information, and they all seem to revel in their historical knowledge chops. Aimee at Dayton Aviation Heritage Park is a shining example. Every question is carefully considered, and we...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Beth K
Reviewed July 22, 2018

The main National Park Service site is the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historic Park. I found it amazing that the Wright Brothers, who never went to College, performed advanced aeronautical engineering, and the whole story is told here. There are several other related sites, this...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank hltrjk
Reviewed July 9, 2018

This is actually five sites in one. Half close to downtown Dayton, the other half out towards the air base. 1. Main museum: covers early life through invention of the airplane. Great story, but fewer actually artifacts than I expected and you will not get...More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank Rita D
Reviewed July 6, 2018

Great NP full of information about how the Wright brothers grew up and continually sought a solution to human flight. We liked all the interactive exhibits and that they fully restored one of the Wright Brother’s cycling shops right next door to the museum. Parking...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Ed L
December 29, 2017|
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The Wright Brothers actually did some early flying in Huffman Prairie in Dayton, Ohio. It's worth a drive out there where they have markers to read and a replica of the hangar where they stored their plane.
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