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Dayton Aviation Heritage

National Historical Park - Ohio

Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park is a United States National Historical Park in Dayton, Ohio, United States that commemorates three important historical figures—Wilbur Wright, Orville Wright, and poet Paul Laurence Dunbar—and their work in the Miami Valley.

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Official visitor map of Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park (NHP) in Ohio. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).Dayton Aviation Heritage - Visitor Map

Official visitor map of Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park (NHP) in Ohio. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Map of the U.S. National Park System. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).National Park System - National Park Units

Map of the U.S. National Park System. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Map of the U.S. National Park System with Unified Regions. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).National Park System - National Park Units and Regions

Map of the U.S. National Park System with Unified Regions. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Map of the U.S. National Heritage Areas. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).National Park System - National Heritage Areas

Map of the U.S. National Heritage Areas. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

https://www.nps.gov/daav/index.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dayton_Aviation_Heritage_National_Historical_Park Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park is a United States National Historical Park in Dayton, Ohio, United States that commemorates three important historical figures—Wilbur Wright, Orville Wright, and poet Paul Laurence Dunbar—and their work in the Miami Valley. Three exceptional men from Dayton, Ohio, Wilbur Wright, Orville Wright and Paul Laurence Dunbar, found their creative outlet here through accomplishments and failures, and finally success. However, these men offered the world something far greater, they offered the world hope, and the ability to take a dream and make it a reality. Located in west-central Ohio, the park is easily accessible via I-70, I-75 or US Route 35. The main park visitor center, Wright Dunbar Interpretive Center, is located at S. Williams St. and W. Third St. in Dayton. Huffman Prairie Interpretive Center Located on an active U.S. Air Force base (Wright Patterson AFB), the Huffman Prairie Interpretive Center provides visitors with a closer look at the aviation side of the Wright Brothers story. Located on Memorial Road on the Wright Patterson Air Force Base, the visitor center is near the State Route 444 and Kauffman Road intersection. Wright Dunbar Interpretive Center The Wright Dunbar Interpretive Center is located just west of downtown Dayton on South Williams Street, directly south of Third Street. Interpretive displays, interactive exhibits and the park introductory film are all available at the WDIC. A small gift shop is also on site and is stocked with souvenirs and books related to the Wrights and Paul Laurence Dunbar. Located in west-central Ohio, in Dayton, the park is easily accessed from major routes I-70, I-75 and US Route 35. No Camping Available There are no campgrounds available within the park. Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center A three-story brick building with tall green windows and a tall photo mural on the glass wall The main entrance to the Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center Wright Cycle Company Bike Shop A two-story brick building with tall windows and shutters on them with sign "The Wright Cycle Co." A front view of the building housing The Wright Cycle Company bike shop. Wrights and Dunbar mural A brick wall with artwork of three men and an airplane etched out of the brick. An artistic mural etched out of the red brick wall at the Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center entrance. Huffman Prairie Interpretive Center A one story stone building with a small tower jutting out of the middle and three people walking out The main entrance to the Huffman Prairie Interpretive Center The Wright Brothers memorial A tall gray stone monolith with a brown bronze plaque affixed to the front with trees in background The Wright Brothers Memorial at the Huffman Prairie Interpretive Center grounds. 1905 Replica Hangar at Huffman Prairie Flying Field The fog lifts as the suns rays peek through the mist revealing a wood-frame hangar and flag pole. The replica 1905 hangar at Huffman Prairie Flying Field. Huffman Prairie Flying Field replica catapault A long wood and steel rail leading to a pyramid tower structure in the background. A replica catapault system similar to what the Wrights used during their trials at Huffman Prairie. Huffman Prairie Flying Field entrance A dirt road between tall trees with a stone sign reading Huffman Prairie Flying Field. The main entrance road into Huffman Prairie Flying Field. Paul Laurence Dunbar House Historic Site A two-story home with peaked gray roof and two chimneys with green shutters around the windows The Paul Laurence Dunbar House Historic Site in Dayton, Ohio. West Third Street Historic District Cultural Landscape The West Third Street Historic District is a historic designed landscape in Dayton, Ohio, The district, composed of two- and three-story brick buildings of varying architectural styles, is characterized as a suburban streetcar commercial block with a period of significance from 1885 to 1924. It is also significant for it association with Paul Laurence Dunbar and Orville and Wilbur Wright. Two and three story brick buildings line a street in a block of West Third Street Historic District. Dayton Landscapes in Aviation History On October 5, 1905, Wilbur Wright flew the world’s first practical airplane, the Wright Flyer III, for an unprecedented 39 minutes and 23 seconds at Huffman Flying Field in Ohio. This accomplishment represented the inception of modern aviation. That field is just one of several cultural landscapes in and around the city of Dayton, Ohio that are associated with inventors Orville and Wilbur Wright's accomplishments and the development of aeronautics. Wilbur and Orville Wright stand beside a early flying machine in a field next to a hangar Commemorating the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk The commemoration of the Wright brothers achievements at Kitty Hawk is in many ways as fascinating as the brothers' achievements themselves. L to R- Orville Wright, Hiram Bingham, Amelia Earhart in front of boulder, 1928 Road to First Flight The Wright brothers stayed at Kitty Hawk intermittently from 1900 to 1903, perfecting their flying experiments. Wright glider being used as a kite- Kitty Hawk, 1901 Huffman Prairie Flying Field Cultural Landscape The open meadow character and somewhat uneven terrain of Huffman Prairie Flying Field, now part of Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historic Park, was a significant landscape in the development of Orville and Wilbur Wright's first practical airplane. Later, Huffman Field became the location for the Wright School of Aviation that trained civilian and military pilots from 1910 to 1916. A path is cut through the tall grass of a prairie. 11 Ways National Parks Influenced World War I (and vice versa) Uncover the hidden history of World War I in the national parks! A Renault tank and infantry move through a field The Fundamentals of Flight A description of lift, thrust, and control, three elements for a successful flight. Illustration of aircraft showing principles of lift The Conspicuous Absence of the Wright Family at the U.S. outset of WWI As war with Germany proved to be inevitable, the U.S. entered the world-wide conflict in April of 1917. However, from the outset of the U.S. entry into the war, one notable family was conspicuously absent from the outset. While the U.S. prepared for war, the Wright family had their focus on something entirely different. Family members sitting on a hill in front of a large home The Wright Flyer The Wright Flyer, the world's first successful airplane. Wright Flyer viewed from the left- Kitty Hawk, 1903 The First Flight The Wright brothers achieve the world's first powered flight. The Wright Flyer lifts off with Orville piloting and Wilbur running alongside- Kitty Hawk, 1903 Shaping the System under President George H.W. Bush President George H.W. Bush was an ardent supporter of the national parks. Explore some the parks that are part of the legacy of the presidency of George H.W. Bush, who served as the 41st president of the United States from January 20, 1989 to January 20, 1993. President George H.W. Bush shaking hands with a park ranger at the World War II Memorial Dayton, Aviation, and the First World War When the war began in Europe, the United States military had very few airplanes – only six airplanes, and fourteen trained pilots, were available for use. America realized she needed to strengthen its air power, and quickly. A pilot and gunner sit in a parked DH-4 biplane. Historic Aviation Places The nation's remarkable aviation history is reflected in numerous districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. Article discusses early aviation in the U.S., with ballooning, and two sites affiliated with the Wright brothers--Dayton Aviation Heritage NHP and Wright Brothers National Memorial. A small plane flies over a group of people looking at it A Racism Story National Park Service rangers tell the stories of America, and for some those stories aren’t just a piece of history. They are personal memories. We tell the story of humanity, and our rangers. This is a personal story from one of our rangers at Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park. Portrait of a park ranger in front of a black background

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