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Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
DAYTON AVIATION HERITAGE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
DAYTON AVIATION HERITAGE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
22 South Williams Street
Dayton, Ohio   45407

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Dayton Aviation Heritage commemorates three exceptional men - Wilbur Wright, Orville Wright, and Paul Laurence Dunbar - and their work in the Miami Valley. <P>Through the invention of powered flight, Wilbur and Orville made significant contributions to human history. In their Dayton, Ohio, bicycle shop these two men, self-trained in the science and art of aviation, researched and built the world's first power-driven, heavier-than-air machine capable of free, controlled, and sustained flight. The Wrights also perfected their invention during 1904 and 1905 in their hometown of Dayton. <P>Paul Laurence Dunbar achieved national and international acclaim in a literary world that was almost exclusively reserved for whites. This gifted and prolific writer produced a body of work that included novels, plays, short stories, lyrics, and over 400 published poems. His work, which reflected much of the African American experience in America, contributed to a growing social consciousness and cultural identity for African Americans in the United States. <P>The park is a cooperative effort between the National Park Service and four partners. The sites are The Wright Cycle Company Complex (The Wright Cycle Company bulding and the Wright-Dunbar Intepretive Center and Aviation Trail Visitor Center); Huffman Prairie Flying Field and Huffman Prairie Flying Field Intepretive Center; John W. Berry, Sr. Wright Brothers Aviation Center; and the Paul Laurence Dunbar State Memorial. <P>


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Plane - The nearest airport for scheduled passenger flights is Dayton International Airport. Nearby general aviation airports include Dayton Wright Brothers Airport, Moraine Airpark, and Greene County Airport. <P> <br>Car - The Wright Cycle Company building is located west of downtown Dayton. From I-75 take the Third Street exit and head west. Turn left on Williams Street. The park is immediately on your left. <P> <br>Public Transportation - The nearest RTA bus stop to The Wright Cycle Company building is located at the intersection of West Third and Williams Street. <P>

USA Parks
USA Parks
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Ohio
Southwest Ohio Region
Southwest Ohio Region
Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park