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Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
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16 S Williams St
Dayton, Ohio   45402-8235
(lat:39.756 lon:-84.2116)

Phone: (937) 225-7705
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>


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