Bicycles, Bi-Planes, and Moon Landings: Ohio's Aviation History


Follow the history of aviation from its roots in Dayton with the Wright Brothers' triumphs to your last stop in the hometown of Neil Armstrong. Along the way, you'll visit sites devoted to interpreting the history of developments in the field and honoring the achievements made by some of Ohio's most significant figures.


Begin each track at the location indicated. Important sites from the tour are marked on the map and under each track heading. Sites that are highlighted in blue link to additional information.

Track 1

I-75 N through Dayton GPS: 39.757721, -84.203308

Track 2

I-75 N at Third Street toward Exit 53A GPS: 39.757721, -84.203308
  • Gem City Ice Cream Building

Track 3

Springfield Street near Wright-Patterson AFB GPS: 39.796556, -84.084548

Track 4

Route 444 toward National Museum of the US Air Force GPS: 39.794210, -84.095758

Track 5

Ohio 4 South toward I-75 N to Troy GPS: 39.771604, -84.166131

Track 6

Exit 69 for Ohio 25A in Troy GPS: 39.981817, -84.197418

Track 7

I-75 North toward Wapakoneta GPS: 40.029694, -84.230953

Track 8

I-75 North and OH 119 in Anna GPS: 40.394899, -84.160997


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