Historical Sites


Huffman Prairie Flying Field

Enter through Gate 16A, 45433, WPAFB
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937.425.0008

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Retrace the footsteps and flight paths of the Wright brothers, who made the airplane a practical invention at Huffman Prairie Flying Field in 1904 and 1905. The nearby Huffman Prairie Flying Field Visitor Center discusses the Wrights’ accomplishments at the flying field and the history of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1990. FREE.

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Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center & Wright Brothers Memorial

2380 Memorial Road, 45433, WPAFB
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Exhibits focus on the Wright brothers’ development of the world’s first practical airplane at Huffman Prairie in 1904 and 1905, their flying school starting in 1910, and the accomplishments of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. FREE.

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Indian Mound Reserve

2750 U.S. Route 42 North, 45314, Cedarville
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937.562.6440

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One of our most popular parks, Indian Mound Reserve’s 169 acres offer one of the most diverse areas managed by the Greene County Park & Trails. The park is located just west of Cedarville, on U.S. Route 42.

A spectacular natural resource is created with a blend of Cedar Cliff Falls, the Massie Creek Gorge, meadow, woods, river and marsh, creating an amazing view in any season of the year.

Native American history can be learned here with the Pollock Works, a Hopewell structure, and the Williamson Mound, an Adena structure, both of which are hundreds of years old.

The park also offers an extraordinary wildflower display in early May featuring about 125 species, some of which are rare, including snow trillium. It also boasts one of the largest groves of white arborvitae, a tree on Ohio’s protected species list.

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National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center

1350 Brush Row Road, 45384, Wilberforce,
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937.376.4944

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The National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center (NAAMCC) reopened on January 26, 2013. With the reopening, the NAAMCC opened a new art exhibit, “How I Got Over,” which showcases how African Americans have used art to mobilize communities. The exhibit title comes from the song sung by gospel singer and civil rights activist Mahalia Jackson after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech.

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National Aviation Hall of Fame

1100 Spaatz Street, 45433, Dayton
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937.256.0944

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They dreamed the dreams. They harnessed the technologies. They created a world where the sky was no longer the limit. The National Aviation Hall of Fame honors them for their service to country, their ingenuity, their courage, and their vision. The stories of our NAHF enshrinees are stories of America…of challenge and failure, of determination and triumph.

Our Learning and Research Center has been designed to reflect their passion and innovation. Our exhibits and interactives will inspire young people to embrace the potential of technology, and to understand how our enshrinees harnessed and applied it in order to breathe life into man’s dream of flight. FREE!

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