The Wright Cycle Company Complex, Dayton

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  • 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.  more »
  • 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 w...  more »
  • 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 c...  more »
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  • Normally a quick stop to view the historic cycle shop of the Wright Brothers and an accompanying museum. A great place to learn about the brother's work on cycles and the printing business that funded their research into powered flight.
  • It is a very well done display of the history of the Wright Brothers. We went not expecting much but left very impressed with all that was available to see. Don't miss out on the short 30 movie which tells their story very well.
  • Historical site the Wright brothers start their road to flying. Excellent 30 minute on the Wright brothers. One of many stops in the Dayton area.
  • To Ashley Stan we're great men of invention once stood is an honorable thing
  • The Wright Brothers, Paul Dunbar and Parachutes all have a section of this museum. I skipped everything but the Wright Brothers because I was short on time. The staff was courteous, there was a nice (though small) gift shop and there were a couple of activities that were cool like flying a Wright Flyer Simulator and a movie about the Wright Brothers. The museum had a lot of information about life around Dayton and the life of the Wright Brothers outside of aviation. It's free to check it out - I recommend it for all aviation/history enthusiasts. Expect to spend about 90 minutes here.

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