Directions

 
Brick wall at the park's visitor center building showing the images of three men etched into the brick's facade.
Brick facade between the front entrances of the Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center.

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 is now complete. Please scroll down for directions to the park's sites.

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

Directions to Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center
& Wright Cycle Company Complex

 
A green street sign above the highway
The I-75 northbound exit at First Street to get to the Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center.

Google Maps

From Cincinnati and all points south:

  • Follow I-75 North and take the 2nd Street, Salem Ave, 1st Street exit
  • Turn left onto 1st Street and continue over the river to first light
  • Turn left onto W. Riverview Ave.
  • Continue on Riverview Ave, it will bend to the left, stay on Riverview Ave.
  • Turn right onto Third St. and follow to Williams St. intersection
  • Turn left onto S. Williams St. and go past visitor center
  • Continue to Fourth Street & turn left and proceed into parking lot on your left.
  • Visitor Center will be directly next to parking lot
 
View of green, elevated road signs above a highway
The I-75 southbound exit at Third St to get to the visitor center.

NPS Photo / Tom Engberg

From Vandalia and all points north:

  • Follow I-75 South and take the 3rd Street exit
  • Turn right onto 3rd Street and continue about 1/3 mile
  • Turn left onto S. Williams St.
  • Continue to Fourth Street & turn left and proceed into parking lot on your left.
  • Visitor Center will be directly next to parking lot
 
A green street sign above the highway
The U.S. 35 westbound exit for Perry Street (left-handed exit).

Google Maps

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.
 
A green street sign above the highway
The U.S. 35 eastbound exit for James H. McGhee Blvd.

Google Maps

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.
 
 
A cluster of green street signs above the highway
The I-675 southbound exit for Grange Hall road to the Huffman Prairie visitor center.

Google Maps

From Eastbound or Westbound I-70:

  • Take I-675 South (Exit 44)
  • Follow to Grange Hall Rd. exit (Exit 16)
  • Turn right onto Grange Hall road, it will turn into National Road
  • Follow National Road to Kauffman Rd. (National road dead-ends into Kauffman)
  • Turn left onto Kauffman Rd.
  • Proceed 0.4 miles and turn left into drive for the visitor center (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.
 
A green street sign next to the highway
The S.R. 444 southbound exit off of State Route 4.

Google Maps

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.

 
 
A city intersection with street lights hanging above and white stopbars and crosswalks on the pavement
Looking west on Third St. at the Dunbar St. intersection.

Google Maps

From the Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center:

  • Take Williams Street north
  • Turn left onto 3rd Street
  • Turn right onto Paul Laurence Dunbar Street
  • Go 3 blocks on Paul Laurence Dunbar Street
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar house will be on left.
 

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.

Last updated: January 30, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

16 South Williams Street
Dayton, OH 45402

Phone:

(937) 225-7705

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