National Heritage and National Trails.
National Water Trail, National Recreation Trail, National Scenic Trail, National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, National Aviation Hall of Fame, National Aviation Heritage Area…the list goes on and on.
Our parks and national museums are all completely free. #ComeDiscoverFly with us.
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These sites site along the nation’s largest paved trail network and follow Ohio’s National Water Trail.
Carillon Historical Park
Open 9:30 – 5 Mon – Sat, noon – 5 Sundays
There are more Wright artifacts on display here than any other place in the world, including the 1905 Wright Flyer III: the only airplane designated a National Historic Landmark, the first practical flying machine, and what the Wright brothers considered their most important aircraft.
Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum
Open 8 – 6 daily
Woodland offers beautiful views of Dayton’s skyline at the Wright’s final resting place. Located near the University of
Dayton, thematic and group tours are available.
Historic WACO Air Museum
Open 9 – 1:30 weekdays, noon – 5 weekends
The WACO Historical Society and Air Museum celebrates the Golden Age of Aviation with numerous aircraft and a
2,400 foot grass airstrip. Learn about WACO’s CG4A Glider, the most widely used American troop/cargo military glider of World War II. Biplane rides available.
National Museum of the United States Air Force and National Aviation Hall of Fame
Open 9 – 5 daily (holiday hours apply)
Visit the National Museum of the United States Air Force, the world’s largest and oldest military aviation museum, and the National Aviation Hall of Fame. Discover more than 360 aircraft and aerospace vehicles on display and learn about the individuals whose ambition, innovation, and inspiration gave wings to mankind’s pursuit of flight. FREE admission.
Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
Open 9 – 5 daily (winter hours and holiday hours apply)
See the place where Orville and Wilbur Wright developed and tested the world’s first practical airplane, experience
the history of Wright Patterson Air Force Base, and visit the Wright Cycle Company that started it all. FREE admission.