The Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center

My oldest has told me that I could be a tour guide of our area because I know a lot of places.  So during April, I’m going to share some of those local sights beginning with A and then ending with the letter Z.  I’ll be sharing these sights Monday through Saturday.  On Sundays, I’ll be continuing to share my Disney photos.

So where are these local sights?  They are mostly in the Dayton, Ohio area.  Some of them are in Columbus or the Cincinnati area.

The Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center – Say that 10 times fast

 

I’m so fortunate to live in an area that is known for being the birthplace of flying.

After the Wright Brothers made their historical flight on December 17, 1903, they wanted to do more experiments but in the Dayton area.  They settled on a farm to the east of Dayton called the Huffman farm.  The farm was on the rail line so it made it easy to get from west Dayton to east Dayton.

It was on this farm/ prairie that they built the Wright Flyer III in 1905.  The original Wright Flyer III is located at Carillon Park.  (I’ll share Carillon Park when I get to the letter P. )

The Huffman Farm / Prairie is now part of the Wright Patterson Air Force Base.   They have built a memorial on a hill overlooking the Huffman Dam and parts of Wright Patterson Air Force Base.

The Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center has a memorial dedicated to the Wright Brothers.  There is also a small museum with exhibits about the Wright Brothers and their experiments.  You can also “fly” an airplane while there.

I love to go up there at sunset because you get a great view of the area.

Enjoy my photos of the Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center.

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collage (Huffman)

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The Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center from below – We call the figures on the side of the hill “Toes.”

Join me tomorrow for another place dedicated to the Wright Brothers.

Have a magical day,

Traci

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