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    Dayton Aviation Heritage

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Things To Do

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1902 glider

Wright brothers' 1902 glider replica

Stop by the Wright-Dunbar Visitor Center and see a full size replica model of the Wright brothers' 1902 glider. This glider helped the brothers discover balance and control - their next flyer would have an engine that would make them the first to fly a heavier-than-air machine on December 17, 1903.






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Whatever your time frame,

Dayton Aviation is sure to have something for you to see and do.

The Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center and Aviation Trail Visitor Center and Museum, located at the corner of Williams and West Third Streets, hosts an orientation movie, a restored Wright brothers' print shop, and exhibits operated by the National Park Service. Ranger-guided tours of the restored Wright Cycle Company building, located at 22 South Williams Street, are available upon request. Large groups should call first for reservations, 937-225-7705.

Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center, located at Wright Brothers Hill, offers an orientation movie and exhibits on the Wright brothers' continuing experiments at the flying field, as well as advancements in aviation technology at Wright-Patterson Air Force base. Self-guiding facilities are available at Huffman Prairie Flying Field. Both sites offer ranger-guided tours. Large groups should call first for reservations, 937-425-0008.

If you only have an hour - take a ranger-guided tour of the Wright-Dunbar Village or the Huffman Prairie Flying Field.

Maybe your children would like to be Junior Rangers!

Make sure to explore the variety of exhibits and visitor services available at the Paul Laurence Dunbar House and Dayton History at Carillon Park. There are fees associated with these sites.

Did You Know?

Paul Laurence Dunbar and Orville Wright Central High School 1891 graduating class.

Central High School, Dayton, Ohio 1891 graduating class. Paul Laurence Dunbar is first from the left in the back row. Orville Wright is fourth from the left in the back row.