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The Wright Cycle Company Complex

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Address: 16 S Williams St, Dayton, OH 45402-8235
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it was a quick pop in but very informative.

this was a neat little time warp. we loved seeing some the write brothers work up close. the larger museum offers way more insight into the lives of the write brother and time... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Crystal S
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Cocoa, Florida
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Cocoa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

this was a neat little time warp. we loved seeing some the write brothers work up close. the larger museum offers way more insight into the lives of the write brother and time period.

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Gahanna, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I visited the Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center, a cycle shop, and the place where their residence once stood. We enjoyed the visit immensely and would have loved to visit other parts of the complex, except they were closing early for the day. We thought that the center was informative and well-done. Would love to go back some day... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

I was in Dayton for Hamvention and arrived a day early. Having just read David McCullough's new book about the Wright brothers, I was interested in this museum. A lot of the things I saw were fresh in my mind, which certainly enhanced my experience. It's all nicely done. My only criticism: I found it a little hard to find.... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Trials and tribulations of early flight through the eyes of those who lived at the time. Wright family and Dayton Ohio the birthplace of avation.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Part of a scattered site national Park to celebrate flight, this stop offers more than you expect. The main building has a replica of a Wright flyer and lots of neat and interactive exhibits on two floors, including a parachute museum and films and the Wright Print shop. Plus there is the ORIGINAL building for one of the Wright Brothers... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

The movie is very informative about the effort that the Wright Brothers put into understanding and mastering the priciples of flight

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Separate to the Historical Park next door but you get a private tour when a Ranger is available. Our Guide loved to get out of the Office and was both engaging & informative. I failed to note his name in my notes but got him on camera, Smile & take a bow , Ranger Smith !! Gave some amusing anecdotes... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

The Wright Cycle Shop complex is an informative and thorough look at these history making brothers life up to the flight at Kitty Hawk. Their lives are traced from birth, through their child hood moving around the Midwest, and finally their lives back in Dayton. Exhibits are comprehensive in looking at the Wright brothers and situating them in the late... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Very interesting & informative look at the early bicycles that the Wright Brothers built. Its location next to the National Aviation Park is an added plus.

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Nolensville, TN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Very comprehensive and well layed out historical site. The rangers were very friendly and informative. Lot's of hands on exhibits to help explain the Wright Brothers work.

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