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The Wright Cycle Company Complex

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The Wright Cycle Company Complex

This is a great place to learn all about the Wright brothers and their work on the first flying... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
Fran G
Must for Wright Brother's Fans

We visited Kitty Hawk and wanted to visit where it all began and florished. This is a great block... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
Richard C
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16 S Williams St, Dayton, OH 45402-8235
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

This is a great place to learn all about the Wright brothers and their work on the first flying airplane. Parking and admission are free. There are many exhibits and videos to watch.

Thank Fran G
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We visited Kitty Hawk and wanted to visit where it all began and florished. This is a great block of history with the museum, bike shop and home location. Be sure to watch the video and also take the ranger led tour around block. So...More

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 7 July 2017

I actually reviewed in connection to Dayton Aviation Heritage NHP. This is one of 2 Visitor Centers. Parking is behind or in front. Very worthwhile to spend 2 hours here. Terrific staff, movie, displays. Learned a lot.

Thank jbwhitehouse
Reviewed 6 July 2017

We took the walking tour with guide. Very knowledgeable and entertaining. The museum and the two movies very informative and interesting.

Thank BarbaraLynnS
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Saw this as part of a tour put together by the convention we attended. I wish we would have had more time. Very interesting facts about the Wright Brothers, etc.

Thank Lori J
Reviewed 17 June 2017

very nicely done intro to Wright Brothers and Paul Dunbar. Rangers are very informative. Be sure to see the 30-minute video on the Wrights, moderated by Martin Sheen. Children and history buffs should be introduced to this place. Also, be sure to go next door...More

Thank JerryVirginia
Reviewed 16 June 2017

This is a great place to witness how the Wright Brothers started their bicycle and printing business. It is a National Park and the rangers are very knowledgeable about the Wright Brothers. It was a very interesting tour and could be combined with a tour...More

Thank Pat C
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Start your visit at the Dayton Aviation National Historic visitor center right next door to the Wright's Cycle shop where a park ranger will lead you on a guided tour of the shop which basically consists of a large room set up as close to...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

See their print shop equipment and bicycle shop history. After they finally achieved flight, they considered it a failure as the craft could not turn. They worked it out eventually as we know. An awesome place to visit if you are an airport bum like...More

Thank Tom G
Reviewed 5 May 2017

A tour of the cycle shop was given to us by the park ranger. A brief history was present to us. in this history we learned that this the Wright Bros 4th bike shop. The 5th bike shop was located on Williams street but moved...More

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christinajans
27 March 2018|
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Response from lorenk672 | Reviewed this property |
It is operated by the National Park Service. Normal hours are 9-5 M-F. Good Friday is not a national holiday so it is scheduled to be open.
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christinajans
6 March 2018|
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Response from Teresa B | Reviewed this property |
The video is about 15 minutes, and it is EXCELLENT. You can do the remainder in less than an hour, or take a couple of hours if you are interested in the details. The Cyclery Shop is about 10-15 minutes, it is next door.
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78traveler
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Response from Teresa B | Reviewed this property |
Although some of the Wright buildings are in Michigan, the shop in Dayton is the actual one they had businesses in before the first flight. There are some of the actual machining tools there, also. It has original bikes. And... More
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