Dayton: The Birthplace of Aviation and So Much More!
Home to the Wright Brothers and their inventions – Dayton, Ohio is the one, authentic, place to explore the past, present and future of aeronautics. People travel from all over the world to experience Dayton’s world-class singular aviation sites and history!
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If you are the lucky winner, not only will you receive two VIP Chalet tickets to the Vectren Dayton Air Show June 23-24, 2018 —one of the top air shows in the country--, but also three nights of hotel accommodations, dinner at one of the nation’s top two steakhouses (according to The Food Network), and an opportunity to explore all Dayton has to offer.
Discover Dayton’s MUST SEE renowned National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, the world’s largest and oldest military aviation museum featuring 19 acres of enclosed exhibits showcasing over 360 aerospace vehicles in chronological order. Be enthralled by a Wright Brothers plane, tour presidential aircraft including the plane that flew Kennedy’s body back to D.C. from Dallas, board a NASA Space Shuttle, see the iconic WWII Memphis Belle or the only permanent public display of a B-2 stealth bomber.
Aviation enthusiasts will also love the sites of the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park that tell the story of the Wright Brothers in Dayton and their invention of manned powered flight.
Along with all the aviation sites, which are listed below, the Dayton area has an excellent selection of local independent restaurants and craft breweries to satisfy the most eclectic palates. Visit our restaurant section to learn more about incredible Dayton dining destinations such as The Pine Club, El Meson, or Jay’s Seafood.
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- Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
- Wright Dunbar Interpretive Center and Aviation Trail Visitor Center
- Aviation Trail Parachute Museum
- The Wright Cycle Company
- Paul Laurence Dunbar House Historic Site
- Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center
- Wright Brothers Memorial
- Huffman Prairie Flying Field
- John W. Berry Sr. Wright Brothers Aviation Center at Carillon Historical Park
- National Museum of the U.S. Airforce