The National Aviation Heritage Area is located around Dayton, Ohio. For directions to individual sites and attractions, visit

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The Wright Flyer III

The Wright brothers considered their 1905 Wright Flyer III to be the world’s first practical airplane? It could take off and land, fly until the gas ran out, and fly in circles and figure eights. It can be viewed today at Dayton History’s Carillon Park in its original state. More...