Warren, Ohio: Neil Armstrong's First Flight

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2487 Parkman Rd NW, Warren, OH
From Hwy 5/82 take the US 422/Parkman Rd exit. Drive southeast into town for around a mile. The spacecraft display will be on the right, just past the McDonalds (park in its lot).
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Neil Armstrong's First Flight

The spot where the first man on the moon took his first airplane ride as a five-year-old. Now marked with a replica Apollo Lunar Lander and fake moon prints in cement!

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Moonprints at the Lunar Lander Replica

As you've described right next to the McDonald's. The mock lunar surface footprints are pretty cool.

[John M Jones, 03/11/2009]

Lunar lander at Armstrong monument.

Neil Armstrong's First Flight

This is the site where 6-year old Neil Armstrong -- later the first man to walk on the moon -- took his first ride in an airplane. At that time, it was the Warren Airstrip. The site is marked by replicas of all of the aircraft in which Armstrong flew, including replicas of Apollo 11's Saturn V rocket and a half-scale Lunar Module.

[Trish, 08/06/2005]

Local volunteers also created a mock lunar surface under the lander memorial, complete with craters, by tossing a bowling ball into wet concrete. March 2009: Photo added.

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In the region:
Tomb of President McKinley, Canton, OH - 42 mi.

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