Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, Dayton

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National Park · Historic Site
Three exceptional men from Dayton, Ohio, Wilbur Wright, Orville Wright and Paul Laurence Dunbar, found their creative outlet here through accomplishments and failures, and finally success. However, these men offered the world something far greater, they offered the world hope, and the ability to take a dream and make it a reality.
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  • This is a must see museum that explains the history of the first flight in some detail. They also have a lot about the Wright Brothers family. It is just west of downtown and has free parking. The...  more »
  • We enjoyed learning about the Wright brothers and their quest to fly. Amazing history about flight in this area.  more »
  • I thought that the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park (DAHNHP) was on S. Williams Street. It turns out that the DAHNHP include 6 sites, only 2 of which are in the S. Williams Street...  more »
  • Visiting friends and decided to do a bit of sightseeing. Being a flier, the Dayton Aviation Heritage Hoover Block was of interest to me. The building, run by the National Park Service, is full of displays and information about the Wright Brothers. I joined a tour led by Ranger Robert Petersen. This is a 45 minute walking tour around the neighborhood where the Wright Brothers grew up. The Ranger new his material, in depth. He new the history of the neighborhood, Dayton, and was well spoken. Highly recommend a tour with him. This is a great stop if you are an aviation buff or with family interested in how flying started. What a surprise! This has been on my list of things to see for 5 years. Imagine my surprise when I am introduced to a modern, organized, 3-story building on South Williams Street which features the life and times of the Wright brothers (including their 3rd bike shop/aircraft invention workshop). The guides were well-informed and very friendly.
  • A lovely little museum. Park Ranger Chris gave an interesting talk about the Wright Brothers and the neighborhood. There is also a parachute museum and a film on Paul Laurence Dunbar. Both worth the stop. It's not a long stop.
  • Great small museum featuring the Wright Brothers. Has a replica of their bicycle shop. Also features the origins of the National Cash Register Company. Worth the visit. Try the bbq place across the street ... best brisket I've ever had!
  • This is an enjoyable part of the aviation heritage trail with a nice interpretation of the Wright's life and mechanical know how and perseverance.
  • A lot of great info. And a great place to visit and history is very interesting...

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