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    Spend a day touring the Wright...

    by CJD68 Written Aug 24, 2002

    Favorite thing: Spend a day touring the Wright Patterson Air Force Museum and learn more than yoou can imagine about the history of aviation. Very interesting stuff, but it can be tough on your feet if you're wearing the wrog shoes.

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    All flightpaths leave Dayton

    by Anton_Ernst Updated Apr 1, 2005

    Favorite thing: In 2003, but especially the month of July, celebrations and events marking the 100th year of powered flight took place in and around Dayton, Ohio.
    Wilbur and Orville Wright dreamt and developed their Wright B Flyer in Dayton, with their crowning achievement occurring on North Carolina's Outer Banks on Dec. 17, 1903.
    The Wright brothers grew up in Dayton and operated their bicycle shop and printing press on Third Street.
    In commemoration of the Wrights' centennial, the 2003 Dayton International Air Show was a four-day affair (July 17-20). It included the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels, the USAF's Thunderbirds and Canada's Snowbirds flying teams.
    Also numerous historical sites, such as their home, bicycle shop and testing areas were either updated or created in the area to help tourists get a feel of the brothers' work.

    www.airshowdayton.com

    Fondest memory: Fireworks along the RiverWalk on the 4th of July is one of the more fun events.

    U.S. Air Force Museum is a huge global draw.
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    • Historical Travel
    • Family Travel

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    Dayton City Hall (Old YMCA)

    by yooperprof Written Jan 10, 2008

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    Favorite thing: When this building was opened in 1908, it was the 2nd largest YMCA in the World!

    (Interesting trivia.) Recently renovated, it now serves as the Dayton City Hall. It's at 101 N. Ludlow.

    Don't fight it
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