Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center & Wright Cycle Company Complex

The Birthplace of Aviation

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A visit to the Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center is the best place to start your exploration of Dayton’s Aviation History. It is one of two Visitors Centers in the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park. This center focuses on the early history of the Wright Brothers. Start your visit by watching the film. It provides an introduction to the Wright Brothers that will enhance your visit. Learn about Wilbur and Orville’s early careers in printing and bicycles. Then visit their print shop and one of their bicycle shops in the adjacent buildings. Try out the interactive exhibits in the center. You will learn valuable lessons about the Wright Brothers’ trials and errors while inventing the airplane.

Ranger Programs

It isn’t necessary to take a tour on your visit to Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center, but the Rangers are very knowledgeable and provide valuable insight. Interpretive programs are offered in the summer months at 10:30 a.m.

The Other Part of the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park

A second Visitors Center, the Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center, tells the continuing story of the Wright Brothers after their success at Kitty Hawk. To learn the history in chronological order, start at Wright-Dunbar and then move on to Huffman Prairie.

Categories: See & Do: Historical |

At A Glance

16 South Williams Street
Dayton OH 45402
(937) 225-7705


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