Lives of Consequence

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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Wilbear Wright in front of the world!

Where's Wilbear?

Wilbear Wright, official ambassador to the park, needs your help as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service!

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Dunbar Historic Site

Dunbar Historic Site

The Paul Laurence Dunbar House Historic Site is now offering free tours throughout the day, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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Run, bike or hike to Dayton's Aviation Places

Bike the Aviation Trail

Earn a free Aviation Trail water bottle when you visit six of twelve designated aviation sites in the Dayton, Ohio area.

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Entrance doors to the Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center

New Seasonal Hours

Beginning November 2nd, the park will be closed Mondays and Tuesdays. We will resume a 7-day per week operation on Sunday, February 28th.

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Like me!

LIKE Wilbear

Wilbear, the most interesting bear in the universe, has a LIKE page now.

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The Photography of Wilbur and Orville Wright

Photography of Wilbur and Orville Wright

Witness Orville & Wilbur Wright's life through their camera lens as the photos of the brothers are publicly displayed. Event is free of charge.

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Dr. Bret Ruby with visitors during a tour of Hopewell Mound Group

This Week at Hopewell Culture

Looking for something fun & memorable to do this summer? Look no further! Visit our upcoming events page to see what's going on in the park.

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Portrait of Colonel Charles Young

Ohio's 8th National Park Site, the Nation's 401st

Ohio now has nine Nat'l Park Service sites throughout the state! The newest site is Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument in Wilberforce.

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William Howard Taft NHS

William Howard Taft; Public Servant

Visit the Cincinnati two-story Greek Revival house where William Howard Taft was born & grew up. A true civil servant, from Hamilton county to D.C

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