• To the Moon and Back

  • Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the
    Apollo 11 Mission
    Available April - October, 2019
    Day Trips Available starting July 8, 2019
    Northwestern Ohio

    Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two humans on the Moon. Mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:18 UTC. Armstrong became the first to step onto the lunar surface six hours after landing on July 21 at 02:56:15

     

     

  • Armstrong Air and Space Museum

    This is no static museum; it is filled with motion and sound. There are seven interactive exhibits, ten audio/visual elements, and three simulators. Visitors can practice landing the lunar module and space shuttle, or docking the Gemini capsule, as Neil Armstrong did in 1966. Adults will find the simulators just as challenging and entertaining as the kids do.

  • Neil Armstrong's Hometown Tour

    A step-on guide joins your tour to take you through Wapakoneta. Hear tales about young Mr. Armstrong and see his boyhood home, his high school, church and the former drug store where he worked to earn money to pay for his flying lessons. Learn about the community and the work ethic that led to his success in life.

     

  • Moon City Music

    Guests will enjoy an OVER THE MOON experience all in one location…. Ohio based entertainment, meal, history and more.

  • Airstream Factory

    The Apollo 11 Astronauts spent several days in NASA’s Mobile Quarantine facility when they returned from the moon, which WAS ACTUALLY A CONVERTED AIRSTREAM TRAVELTRAILER. Tour the factory and see these iconic travel trailers being built.

  • Apollo 11 Luncheon

    Enjoy a lunch buffet of foods that were served on the first moon mission. A guest speaker will talk about all the fascinating intricacies that went into their dietary planning. Guests will receive a complimentary menu from the Apollo 11 mission.

     

  • Other options to include in your tour:

  • Winery at Versailles

    Nestled among fields of corn, soybeans and hay, you'll find this tiny haven of relaxation which is just the right respite from the heat of the summer. Upon enter-ing this remodeled Annie Oakley-era tobacco barn, you will be invited in by an elegant but rustic chandelier, friendly and knowledgeable staff, as well as three cozy seating areas. In view of these areas are several acres of vineyard, a small waterfall, and a covered patio for outdoor enjoyment.

  • Carillon Historical Park

    Home to the Wright Flyer III, the world’s first practical Wright brothers’ airplane and see Huffman Prairie Flying Field and Interpretive Center.

  • National Museum of the United States Air Force

    Explore the world’s largest and oldest military aviation museum and Ohio’s most visited free attraction. Check out more than 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles displayed within 17 acres of hangar space. A major expansion of the presidential aircraft and a huge space-age display ties in nicely with To the Moon and Back tour.

  • KitchenAid Factory Tour

    Guided tour to discover how the number one American Made stand mixer is made. One hour mile long walking tour, guests will be escorted through the historical display area, the machine shop, powder paint operation, sub-assembly, building, shipping, customer service center and life-test lab.

  • Private Engineers Club

    The Engineers Club of Dayton was built in 1918 and was founded by Col .Edward Deeds and Mr. Charles Kettering. Our fourth President of the club is a name you may recognize, Orville Wright. The Engineers Club of Dayton was designed as a place to share and shape ideas.

  • Summer Moon Festival

    Festival time in Wapakoneta! The streets will be closed down for the Summer Moon festival which offers Street Vendors, Laser Light Shows, Vendors, Shopping, 10 bands and more.  Thursday, July 18 and Friday, July 19, 2019 EVENINGS

  • National Aviation Hall of Fame

    Dedicated to honoring 200-plus individuals who have contributed to America’s rich legacy of aviation achievement. The Hall of Fame houses exhibits dedicated to pioneers of flight such as Amelia Earhart, the Wright brothers, and Charles Lindbergh. 

  • Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park

    Park tells the story of Dayton’s airplane inventors Wilbur and Orville Wright and their childhood friend, Paul Laurence Dunbar, the nation’s first recognized African-American poet and writer. Pick up a “Wilbear Wright” pass-port here, and get it stamped at seven of Dayton’s 14 aviation sites and you’ll be mailed your very own “Wilbear Wright” aviator teddy bear!