Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, Dayton

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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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  • Must see to learn more about the Wright brothers and history of both aviation and parachutes. Be sure to leave enough time to see all of the parts of aviation history located here. 
    Must see to learn more about the Wright brothers and history of both aviation and parachutes. Be sure to leave enough time to see all of the parts of aviation history located here.  more »
  • Learned a lot about the Wright brothers quest to take flight. One of the five bicycle shops is in the park. There is also the Parachute Museum. 
    Learned a lot about the Wright brothers quest to take flight. One of the five bicycle shops is in the park. There is also the Parachute Museum.  more »
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  • 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.

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