If you've ever flown on an airplane, you'll find this national historical park fascinating. Learn about how the Wright Brothers invented flight. There were a ton of false starts it took before they Read more...
If you've ever flown on an airplane, you'll find this national historical park fascinating. Learn about how the Wright Brothers invented flight. There were a ton of false starts it took before they were able to develop an airplane that could fly. The Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center is filled with great hands-on exhibits, but don't stop there. Keep climbing to the top floor to visit the Parachute Museum. And don't miss visiting the fully restored bicycle shop where the Bros got their start (You have to sign up for the tour).
The rest of the park is spread out across Dayton, so be prepared to do a little bit of driving to see the whole thing. No matter which exhibit you're at, the Rangers at this park really know their history (and their aviation).
You can drive out to the Huffman Praire Flying Field (now on a military base). This is where the Wright Brothers actually performed their experiments. Signage on the field helps you understand what happened where as you walk around. Once you're here, stick around to visit the National Museum of the United States Air Force, a must for aviation fans.
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