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Woodland Cemetery & Arboretum

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A walk through history- right here in Dayton, OH

Be sure to have your walking shoes on & be prepared to climb some hilly terrain. What awaits here... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tom P
Dayton, Ohio
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Nice stop

Another visit to a cemetery for another RoadsideAmerica recommendation. This one is the grave of a... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2018
Bridget B
Sevierville, Tennessee
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118 Woodland Ave, Dayton, OH 45409-2892
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All reviews erma bombeck buried here the wright brothers final resting place highest point paul lawrence dunbar lookout point historical figures burial place rolling hills university of dayton great view of downtown sounds weird great place to wander lots of history peaceful place beautiful trees
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Be sure to have your walking shoes on & be prepared to climb some hilly terrain. What awaits here is like seeing a beautiful cemetery dedicated to great minds - inventors, business leaders, writers, authors & poets, civic leaders, war and sports heroes. Arrange a...More

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Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

Another visit to a cemetery for another RoadsideAmerica recommendation. This one is the grave of a boy who drowned after falling in a local canal, and his dog who refused to leave the grave. :(

Thank Bridget B
Reviewed August 6, 2018

I took my husband by here for the first time just recently and he was very surprised about the history here.

Thank VetteGirl6Xs
Reviewed August 2, 2018

What a beautiful place! A very nice employee led us on her golf cart to the Wright family site and showed us Paul Dunbar's grave and how to find Erma Bombeck's grave too. We spent some time just driving and walking through the area. The...More

2  Thank Gary O
Reviewed August 1, 2018

We went for a visit with friends to visit the Wright Brothers gravesite and were amazed at the other interesting sites we found. Hopefully you are able to stop in the office during busines hours to get a map of the various "famous" gravesites throughout...More

1  Thank Cruising2by2
Reviewed July 19, 2018

When we arrived, the office was closed for the day but there were maps available to help us find our way. Not only did we see the "Wright Brothers Family Plot", but were surprised to learn of some of the other well known people who...More

Thank Darcy M
Reviewed July 15, 2018

If you are a history buff you want to take a tour of the Woodland Cemetery. There are so many people buried there who have played an influential part in Dayton, Ohio, and U.S. history. There is a guided tour which will take you to...More

Thank plainleanconsulting
Reviewed July 9, 2018

There are many beautiful historical buildings combined with many beautiful headstones. The grounds are very nicely landscaped with a wide variety of trees. Many famous people are buried at Woodland Cemetery incuding Orville and Wilbur Wright, Erma Bombeck, John Patterson and many others. Tours are...More

Thank Pat C
Reviewed July 8, 2018

Stopped here early on a sunny Saturday morning to walk around and explore Dayton history. Of course, the most famous Dayton residents interred here are Orville and Wilbur Wright (along with their parents and sister, Katharine), but there are many other notables buried here as...More

Thank interceptpubs
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

I had heard so many wonderful things about Woodland Cemetary that I took my parents and teen daughter. Everyone told me how pretty it was, but, to me, it was a disappointment. The grass was really high - it looked unkept. I really didn’t know...More

3  Thank nssunshine1104
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April 15, 2018|
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Response from isay691 | Reviewed this property |
check their website. They have a listing of events.
May 28, 2015|
Response from AngieH1662 |
The cost of a cemetery plot depends on your final preferences. Do you wish a traditional casket burial or do you plan to be cremated? Do you want to be interred inside in our mausoleum or outdoors? Do you want to be located... More