The Miami Valley is made up of more than 340 miles of paved trails and bikeways that connect to 10 counties in the surrounding area.
Earlier this month, the fifth edition of the Miami Valley Ohio Bikeways Guide was released by the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission.
More than 10,000 copies of the map have been printed. Below is a list of some of the must-see points of interest on the map. The corresponding number has been included to be easily found on the map.
Location: 2380 Memorial Road, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
This exhibit focuses on the Wright Brothers’ flying field where they tested their airplane designs in 1904 and 1905. In addition, the exhibit goes in-depth about the school the brothers created in 1910, according to the national park service. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Location: 1153 N. Fairfield Road, Dayton
This 9/11 memorial displays a large piece from the World Trade Center’s North Tower. A park and benches surround the structure, which was once located between the 101st and 105th floors.
Location: 85 S. Greenmount Avenue, Springfield
The Wescott House was designed by famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1906. The house was built in 1908 and then restored in 2005 after being converted into apartments during its long history.
Public tours are available, and tickets begin at $15 for adults.
Location: 219 N. Paul Laurence Dunbar Street, Dayton
Once home to one of the first nationally known African- American writers, the Dunbar House allows visitors to see how Paul Laurence Dunbar lived. The writer purchased the two-story brick house in 1904 for his mother.
Hours of operation are every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and admission is free.
Location: 237 E. Monument Avenue, Dayton
This park located just off the Miami River has something for everyone to enjoy. The park, while hosting beautiful landscape gardens, hanging baskets, and reflecting pools, offers many activities including free summer concerts, community festivals, and parent and preschool programs.
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