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Birthplace of Aviation

Birthplace of Aviation

Ohio is known as the "Birthplace of Aviation" because it was home to Wilbur and Orville Wright who invented and flew the first aircraft. Follow in the footsteps of the Wright Brothers, explore history, and learn about the power of flight when you visit the National Aviation Heritage Area which includes historical sites, parks, and attractions.

Must See: Take off at the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, which features sites like Huffman Prairie Flying Field -- a key site for the Wright Flyer III. Continue the journey with a stopover at the Wright Brothers National Museum. Soar to new heights at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Take in the sights at Carillon Historical Park. Get poetic at the Paul Laurence Dunbar House. Be awed by science and innovation at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery. Learn what life was like over 800 years ago by visiting SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park

Must Eat: Start the day with Butter Cafe – known as the 'Best Breakast in Dayton'. Grab a bite to eat at Tank's Bar & Grill. Order a beer and dinner at Carillon Brewing Co. Order classic dishes at Jay's Seafood Restaurant, located in the Historic Oregon District

Where to Stay: Book a stay at the Radisson Hotel Dayton, right next door to the Convention Center. Spend the weekend at the Marriott at the University of Dayton. Enjoy downtown from the comfort of the Fairfield Inn & Suites.

Read The Samantha Show's Best things To Do in Dayton and find great recommendations for your next Ohio adventure.

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