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Carillon Historical Park

Visitors to Dayton, Ohio, will love the 65-acre Carillon Historical Park. It features a museum, numerous historic buildings and thousands of artifacts from the area's history. Visiting the park is a great way to learn about Dayton's history and see how it's influenced the world. You can explore this amazing destination at 1000 Carillon Blvd, Dayton, OH 45409.

There are five Van Cleve bicycles left in the world, two of which can be seen at Carillon Park's Wright Brothers Aviation Center. During Heritage Day, early settlement interpreters will fire a flintlock muzzleloader to simulate the sounds of the early settlement years in Dayton. Black powder is loaded into the gun to give it the distinctive sound of those times. In the year 1796, 19 people left Cincinnati for Dayton, traveling in three separate parties.

The mansion is open daily from April through October. Admission is $10 per adult and $9 for seniors. Children ages six to twelve pay $5. Visiting the museum requires a reservation and is a great way to learn about the history of the city. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9am to 5pm and Sunday from 12pm to 5pm.

The Wright Brothers National Memorial is another great destination for families. There are many activities to enjoy while on vacation. This museum offers guided tours of the Wright brothers' home, as well as a museum dedicated to the aviation company. Visiting the museum is only $12 for adults, free for children under three. The museum is beautifully maintained and has an on-site restaurant. Wheelchair parking is also available.

The air show and historical sites in Wright's hometown drew record crowds. Visitors packed the Wright Brothers' bicycle shop, the Dunbar State Memorial House, and Huffman Prairie. The National Aviation Hall of Fame ceremony, which was emceed by Harrison Ford, drew a record crowd of 2,130. In addition, President Bush addressed a 30,000-person crowd on Independence Day.

The Wright Brothers' airplane factory was a popular attraction for families. Until the Inventing Flight celebration, General Motors didn't make the sites accessible to the public. However, in 1983, Aviation Trail, Inc., a group dedicated to commemorating Wright's legacy, donated plaques commemorating the events. The museum features Building 1, which is Orville Wright's office.

The site's history dates back to the early twentieth century. It was originally home to a cycle shop and a parking lot. The current building was built in 1918. It was scheduled to be demolished in August 2002 and replaced with a false facade of the cycle shop. However, while the crew was excavating the site, they accidentally came across two sections of an earlier foundation.

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