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Armstrong Air and Space Museum
Armstrong Air and Space Museum
500 Apollo Dr, Wapakoneta, OH 45895, USA
On July 20, 1972, three years to the day after NASA Astronaut Neil Armstrong, a native of Wapakoneta, walked on the Moon during the Apollo 11 mission, the Armstrong Air & Space Museum opened with Armstrong present. Not a static museum, it features seven interactive exhibits, 10 audio/visual elements and three simulators. Visitors can practice landing the lunar module and space shuttle, or docking the Gemini capsule. There are also the Gemini VIII spacecraft, Armstrong's Gemini and Apollo spacesuits, Apollo 11 moon rock and two aircraft flown by Armstrong - one a yellow Aeronca Champion. In the Astro Theater, visitors can watch a 25-minute documentary about Apollo 11's lunar landing.
Butler County Warbirds
Butler County Warbirds
Butler County Warbirds
2301 Wedekind Dr, Middletown, OH 45042, USA
Butler County Warbirds Inc., a not for profit corporation, was formed for the purpose of acquiring and maintaining historic aircraft and establishing a series of mobile and permanent historical displays for use in educating the public. The museum is located at 2351 Wedekind Drive at the Middletown Regional Airport in a hangar built in 1940 that the Army Air Corp used during WWII. It was later used by the Aeronca Aircraft Company. Now it houses 1600 square feet of aviation and military artifacts in a climate controlled environment, in addition to aircraft that can be reserved for rides. One of these is a 1943 Fairchild PT-19. This aircraft served as a trainer at Parks Air College in East St. Louis, IL and has been restored and painted as it would have looked during its service at Parks Air College. An opportunity to experience flight in a historic WWII aircraft! Museum is open for display and aircraft rides on Saturdays and Sundays 10-5. Admission to museum is free, but donations are greatly appreciated. Aircraft rides are available for purchase. For reservations and additional information please contact Tim via email at tim@bcwarbirds.com or call 513-702-3062.
Camp Chase
Camp Chase
2900 Sullivant Ave, Columbus, OH 43204, USA
Carillon Historical Park
Carillon Historical Park
1000 Carillon Blvd, Dayton, OH 45409, USA
Among the attractions at this unique, 65-acre outdoor museum is the original 1905 Wright Flyer III, the world's first practical airplane. The Flyer III, housed in Wright Hall, was restored under the personal direction of Orville Wright. Wright Hall is flanked by the Wilbur and Orville Wright Wings and is connected to a replica of the bicycle shop in which the Wright brothers built their 1903 airplane. These buildings comprise the John W. Berry, Sr. Wright Brothers National Museum at Carillon Historical Park, a unit of the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, managed by Dayton History.
Champaign Aviation Museum
Champaign Aviation Museum
1652 N Main St, Urbana, OH 43078, USA
?Staff at this museum, located at Grimes Field in Urbana, Ohio, restore and preserve World War II-era aircraft to flying condition. Work is underway currently on a B-17G Flying Fortress Champaign Lady which was used by Curtiss-Wright Corp. as a test bed for experimental turbo-prop and turbojet engines and propeller research. On the B-17G will be a section from another B-17 used in filming Twelve O'Clock High with Gregory Peck. Other aircraft on display include a B-25N Mitchell, a C-47 Skytrain, an A-26 Invader, an S-10 and a 1939 Fairchild 24R.
Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum
Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum
10825 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
16 S Williams St, Dayton, OH 45402, USA
Fort Laurens
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Fort Laurens
11067 Fort Laurens Rd NW, Bolivar, OH 44612, USA
Fort Meigs
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Fort Meigs
Fort Meigs Blvd, Perrysburg, OH 43551, USA

The Fort Meigs Historic site in Ohio is a must-see destination if you are looking to explore the history and culture of the War of 1812. Located on the banks of the Maumee River in Perrysburg, Ohio, this historic site features an amazing replica fort of the one built by General William Henry Harrison where visitors can take a tour, learn about various military strategies used during this period, and appreciate the incredible architectural accomplishments of early 19th century Americans.

At Fort Meigs, visitors can follow in the footsteps of history and experience an unforgettable day learning about one of America’s most important wars. The fort's museum houses artifacts from the War of 1812 as well as interactive exhibits that provide a vivid look into what life was like for those at Fort Meigs during that time. Besides exploring the fort’s exterior walls and earthworks, guests can also visit two reconstructed blockhouses and a defensive earthen wall that gives visitors insight into both offensive and defensive tactics used by American forces during this war.

Outside of military history buffs, families visiting Fort Meigs will also find plenty to keep them occupied - there are plenty of picnic areas located throughout the grounds, as well as daily educational programming led by knowledgeable staff members who bring to life both local stories and broader historical themes surrounding this era. And with more than five miles of trails winding their way through the park’s majestic woodlands, no one will ever be bored during your visit! Each year, reenactors take to the field at Fort Meigs. Various events include the expected American Revolutionary War reenactments as well as events of other 19th and 20th century conflicts. 

For anyone seeking to better understand America’s struggles for independence over 200 years ago, or simply looking for a great place to spend quality time outdoors with family or friends - make sure to check out the Fort Meigs Historic Site in Ohio!

Fort St. Clair
Fort St. Clair
135 Camden Rd, Eaton, OH 45320, USA
Fort Steuben
Fort Steuben
120 S 3rd St, Steubenville, OH 43952, USA
Grays Armory
Grays Armory
1234 Bolivar Rd, Cleveland, OH 44115, USA
Grimes Flying Lab
Grimes Flying Lab
1636 N Main St, Urbana, OH 43078, USA
Located at Grimes Field in Urbana, the "lab" is a Beech 18 that served the U.S. Air Forces as a C-45 and was modified to a C-45H as a test bed for aircraft nighttime lighting systems. The aircraft was a valuable tool for engineers who worked for Warren G. Grimes - the father of aircraft lighting - before and during World War II to advance developments for safer flight at night. Grimes produced his first airplane lights in his garage in 1933 and by World War II his company had grown to produce lighting for military aviation. Besides memorabilia from Grimes' life and Grimes Manufacturing Co., historical and modern aircraft lighting products are displayed.
Hawthorn Hill
Hawthorn Hill
Hawthorn Hill, Lancaster, MA 01523, USA
Experience the Oakwood mansion that Orville Wright called home for nearly 35 years. The home of the man who invented flight and changed the world is available for educational tours. Tours are by reservation.
Huffman Prairie
Huffman Prairie
Pylon Rd, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433, USA
International Women's Air & Space Museum
International Womens Air and Space Museum
International Women's Air & Space Museum
1501 N Marginal Rd Ste. 165, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA
The International Women's Air & Space Museum is located in the terminal of Burke Lakefront Airport. The mission of the International Womens Air & Space Museum is to showcase the history of women throughout all aspects of aviation. Women have made many contributions to the history of aviation. Let the International Women’s Air and Space Museum show you there is more to women’s air and space history than just Amelia Earhart.
John and Annie Glenn Museum
John and Annie Glenn Museum
72 W Main St, New Concord, OH 43762, USA
Liberty Aviation Museum
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Liberty Aviation Museum
3515 E State Rd, Port Clinton, OH 43452, USA
MAPS Air Museum
MAPS Air Museum
2260 International Pkwy, North Canton, OH 44720, USA
Motts Military Museum
Motts Military Museum
5075 S Hamilton Rd, Groveport, OH 43125, USA
National Aviation Hall of Fame
National Aviation Hall of Fame
1100 Spaatz St, Dayton, OH 45433, USA
National Museum of the United States Air Force
National Museum of the United States Air Force
1100 Spaatz St, Dayton, OH 45433, USA
The world's largest military aviation museum features more than 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles from the beginnings of military flight to today's stealth technology. Thousands of personal artifacts, photographs and documents further highlight the people and events that comprise the Air Force storyline. Tour the 19 acres of indoor exhibit space and see noteworthy aircraft such as the only permanent public exhibit of a B-2 stealth bomber, and the B-17F Memphis Belle™, one of the most recognizable symbols of World War II, and board the space shuttle exhibit and four of nine presidential aircraft. While at the museum you can ride a flight simulator, enjoy a 3D movie, eat in one of the two cafés, and shop in the museum store. Open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily. Free admission and free parking.
National Veterans Memorial and Museum
National Veterans Memorial and Museum
300 W Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
The Wright Cycle Company
The Wright Cycle Company
22 S Williams St, Dayton, OH 45402, USA
This building is one of only two original Wright brothers' buildings still standing at their original locations in the West Side neighborhood where Wilbur and Orville lived, worked and invented the airplane. The other is the nearby Hoover Block building (Site 1a). The building was saved from demolition by Aviation Trail, Inc. before it was acquired by the National Park Service after the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park was created in 1992. The Wright brothers occupied the building from 1895 to 1897, manufacturing bicycles on the first floor and operating a job printing business on the second floor. During this period, Wilbur and Orville also took their first steps on the road to inventing the airplane, their Flyer I, in 1903.
Tri-State Warbird Museum
Tri-State Warbird Museum
4021 Borman Dr, Batavia, OH 45103, USA
A historic aviation museum dedicated to remembering those who fought for our freedom, and honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice. The Tri-State Warbird Museum was formed in 2003 and opened to the public in 2004 with a commitment to preserve the aircraft of World War II, educate visitors on America’s role in WWII, and to honor the veterans who fought and whose who made the ultimate sacrifice. Since Museum’s 24,000 sq. foot. hangar and 5,000 sq. foot. museum display space at the Clermont County Airport has opened over 1.5 million people have toured the facility and/or seen the restored aircraft gracing the skies at airshows around the country. Continuing to grow, the Tri-State Warbird Museum aircraft collection now consists of nine significant WWII aircraft with additional acquisitions planned for the future. The Museum seeks to play a significant role in educating local youth about American history.
USS Cod
USS Cod
1201 N Marginal Rd, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA
Waco Air Museum
Waco Air Museum
1865 S Co Rd 25A, Troy, OH 45373, USA
The WACO airfield is a working airfield reminiscent of the grass airfields of the 1930s and 1940s, the approximate era (mid-1920s to World War II) during which the airplanes built at the WACO factory in Troy dominated the civilian airplane market. The WACO Airplane Museum includes aircraft, artifacts, historic photographs and other exhibits related to the WACO Aircraft Company and the aircraft it produced. In addition to the museum, the airfield buildings also house a Learning Center, vintage aircraft restoration area, reference library and gift shop. Also, one section of the airfield is available for radio-controlled model airplane flying throughout the year.
Wright "B" Flyer
Wright "B" Flyer
10550 N Springboro Pike, Miamisburg, OH 45342, USA
The Wright “B” Flyer is a flyable look-alike of the world’s first mass-produced airplane, manufactured in The Wright Company factory in Dayton from1910 to 1911. The look alike was built by a group of local aviation enthusiasts and the airplane is housed in a hangar that is similar to the Wright brothers’ 1910 hangar at Huffman Prairie Flying Field.
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