• Dayton's National Park

    Dayton Aviation Heritage

    National Historical Park Ohio

Directions

 
WDIC from street
Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center as viewed from the plaza on Williams St.
NPS / T. Engberg
State map with Dayton starred
Getting There
Visitors are encouraged to start their visit at either The Wright Cycle Company Complex/Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center or the Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center. Once arriving at one of the interpretive centers, visitors can receive directions to the other sites.

Plane
The nearest airport for scheduled passenger flights is Dayton International Airport. Other major airports within close proximity are Port Columbus International Airport and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. Nearby general aviation airports include Dayton Wright Brothers Airport, Moraine Airpark, and Greene County Airport.

Car
Construction on I-75: The north and south bound EXITS for FIRST, SECOND and THIRD Streets are now closed. See below for alternative routes to our park or you can follow the designated detour.

The following ramps will remain open throughout construction and serve as primary detours to access downtown: Jefferson Street off U.S. 35, Main Street off I-75, Edwin C. Moses Boulevard off I-75.

Maps are available for downloading and printing to supplement your directions.

Directions to Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center & Wright Cycle Company Complex
From Cincinnati and all points south:
  • Follow I-75 North and take the Edwind C. Moses Blvd exit (Exit 51)
  • Turn right and head north
  • Turn left on Third Street
  • Turn left onto Williams Street
  • The park is immediately on your left at 16 South Williams Street.
From Vandalia and all points north:
  • Follow I-75 South and take the Third St. / Downtown exit (Exit 53A)
  • Bear right onto 2nd St.
  • Turn left onto Robert Dr.
  • Turn right onto Third Street
  • Turn left onto S. Williams St.
  • The park is immediately on your left at 16 South Williams Street.

From Springfield via U.S. 35 Westbound:
  • Take U.S. 35 west
  • Exit at Perry St. (LEFT-SIDED EXIT)
  • Turn right onto Perry St.
  • Turn left onto Washington St.
  • Go over river and take first right onto Edwin C. Moses Blvd
  • Turn left onto Third St.
  • Turn left onto South Williams, park will be on left
  • Follow South Williams to Fourth Street & turn left and proceed into parking lot on your left.
From Indianapolis via U.S. 35 Eastbound:
  • Take U.S. 35 east
  • Exit at James H. McGee Blvd
  • Turn left onto James H. McGee Blvd
  • Turn right onto West Third Street
  • Turn right onto South Williams
  • The Wright Cycle Company Complex will be on your immediate left
  • Follow South Williams to Fourth Street & turn left and proceed into parking lot on your left.

Directions to Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center
From Eastbound or Westbound I-70:
  • Take I-670 South (Exit 44)
  • Follow to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base exit (Exit 15)
  • Turn left onto Colonel Glenn Highway and stay in left lane
  • Turn left onto National Road
  • Turn left onto Kauffman (National road dead-ends into Kauffman)
  • Proceed 0.4 miles and turn left into drive (before you get to bridge and traffic light)
  • Proceed through stone fence/gateway, up the hill
  • Visitor center will be on left and parking will be on left, past building.
From all points via S.R. 4:
  • Exit S.R. 4 at S.R. 444
  • Go EAST towards air base onto Kauffman Rd.
  • Turn right onto drive immediately after bridge
  • Proceed through stone fence/gateway, up the hill
  • Visitor center will be on left and parking will be on left, past building.
The Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center is located near the National Museum of the United States Air Force at the intersection of State Route 444 and Kauffman Road. 2380 Memorial Road, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.


Public Transportation
The nearest Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority bus stop to The Wright Cycle Company Complex is located at the intersection of West Third and Williams Street. There is no public transportation to the Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center.

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