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Home of the National Museum of the USAF~

Founded in 1796 and named after Jonathan Dayton, who owned was a captain in the American Revolutionary War and one of the signatories of the U.S. Constitution. Much like many communities during the 1820's, hand dugout canals were established to be connect to waterways to help easy the transportation of exchanging of goods and so Dayton grew.

Today, Dayton is a vibrant city the filled the arts and culture. Mostly know for being the birthplace of aviation. Here Wilbur and Orville Wright from there bicycle shop researched and built the world's first power-driven machine which eventually lead to the invention of the Kitty Hawk that flew in North Carolina. Dayton is also where Paul Dunbar who was a famed writer wrote some wonderful works of poems, plays, and stories.

It is also home of many of its historical buildings known as Dayton's Oregon Historic District. A 12-block neighborhoold bordered by 5th Street, Wayne Avenue, US 35, and Patterson Boulevard.

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  • In a nutshell:A city vibrant with Aviation History and Literary Works!
  • Last visit to Dayton: Dec 2003
  • Intro Updated Jul 16, 2010
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Nov 21, 2013 at 11:34 PM

    Dee, You've done an excellent job covering this wonderful Museum! Looks like you would need nearly a day to see it all! What an excellent display, and for FREE, don't get something like this for nothing any more!

    • Yaqui's Profile Photo
      Nov 22, 2013 at 8:31 AM

      It being Free is amazing because there is so much to see there. Thanks again for visiting!

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Apr 14, 2011 at 4:09 AM

    Had no idea Dayton had so many fun things to do here. The Aviation Museum looks wonderful - great for aviation buffs.

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Oct 30, 2010 at 5:00 AM

    Really nice page. This looks like a place where i could easily spend a few days just looking around the exhibits.

  • Cristian_Uluru's Profile Photo
    Sep 8, 2010 at 12:17 PM

    Fantastic page! I spent two fantastic days in this town. The Air Force museum is wonderful. A must for whom like airplanes. The historical Dayton was very interesting. Thanks for your suggestions.

  • Mikebb's Profile Photo
    Jul 16, 2010 at 12:18 AM

    Interesting city, I did not know the Wright Bros lived there

  • mikelisaanna's Profile Photo
    May 24, 2010 at 8:13 PM

    The Air Force Museum is one of my favorite museums. My favorites were the experimental planes, such as the XB-70 and the X-15.

  • Tugboatguy's Profile Photo
    Mar 21, 2010 at 12:43 AM

    Wonderful coverage & very fine photos of a must-see place where America's Aviation Age began! Glad you had more time than we to take in & describe the wonders & history to behold. GR8 job, Dee!

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Mar 20, 2010 at 1:53 PM

    So this is where Wilbur and Orville Wright had their bicycle shop!


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