Celebrate the development of manned, heavier-than-air flight by exploring the Aviation Trail, Inc. Visitor Center and Museum.
Aviation Trail, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization established in 1981 to preserve and promote the unique aviation heritage of the Dayton area.
You’ll find the Aviation Trail, Inc. Visitor Center housed along with the Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center, serving as the main visitor center for the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park.
At the Aviation Trail, Inc. Visitor Center, you’ll discover exhibits on every phase of the lives of Orville and Wilbur Wright, from their early childhood…to their careers as businessmen with their printing and bicycle shops…to their accomplishments as aviation pioneers.
The Aviation Trail, Inc. Visitor Center also provides you with a sense of aviation history in the Dayton area beyond the Wright brothers. You can explore the Aviation Trail Parachute Museum, featuring artifacts from the parachute collection of Dave Gold, including equipment from the original Parachute Test Branch at McCook Field and Wright Field, predecessors to what is now Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
In addition to taking in the Aviation Trail, Inc. Visitor Center, you’re encouraged to visit the other historical sites in the area that tell the story of mankind’s conquest of the air. That way, you’ll have a more complete appreciation for the development of aviation and those who wrote its early history.
Prior to your visit, explore the Aviation Trail web site www.aviationtrailinc.org for more detail on all of the ATI locations. Additionally, you can use the National Park Service’s Dial and Discover phone service—land line or cell phone—to pre-plan your touring. Just dial 937.401.9985 and listen to the site information. This service was co-sponsored by Aviation Trail, Inc.