National Aviation Heritage Area Trail

Along the Great Miami River, the National Aviation Heritage Area tells the region’s rich aviation heritage starting with the Wright Brothers in 1903. Whether you cycle, drive, or hike, visit seven sites and earn an adorable aviator teddy bear, Wilbear. Don’t forget your National Parks Passport book! To register for your Wilbear, visit Aviation Trail, Inc.'s website. 

The WACO Aircraft Company was the largest manufacturer of civil aircraft in the country in the late 1920's and early 30's and this museum is dedicated to the plant and the employees that made it great...

WACO Museum
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This museum is the oldest and largest military aviation museum in the world located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, near Dayton, Ohio.

National Museum of the United States Air Force
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Located inside the National Museum of the United States Air Force, the National Aviation Hall of Fame is dedicated to honoring America’s aviation pioneers, those individuals who have made signif...

National Aviation Hall of Fame
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The Aviation Trail Parachute Museum is located on the second floor of the Aviation Trail Visitor Center. The Museum tells the story of the development of the free fall parachute from its invention at ...

Aviation Trail Parachute Museum
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Paul Laurence Dunbar (June 27, 1872 – February 9, 1906) was an American poet and author who was best known in his lifetime for his dialect work and his use of metaphor and rhetoric, often in a c...

Paul Laurence Dunbar House
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Founded in 1841, Woodland Cemetery is one of the nation's five oldest rural garden cemeteries and a unique cultural, botanical and educational resource in the heart of Dayton, Ohio. Visit the grave si...

Woodland Cemetery & Arboretum
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Where else can you see the original 1905 Wright Flyer III, the world’s first practical airplane and National Historic Landmark, the 1835 B&O (Grasshopper) steam locomotive, and the first aut...

Carillon Historical Park
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Come inside the Carillon Brewing Company and welcome back to the 1850s in Dayton. Here each step of the historical brewing process comes to life in front of you. Feel the heat radiate off the glowing ...

Carillon Brewing Co.
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