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Warren, Ohio: Neil Armstrong's First Flight

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Address:
2487 Parkman Rd NW, Warren, OH
Directions:
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.
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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!

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [12/28/2014]

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Replica of the command module atop Saturn V rocket.

Neil Armstrong's First Flight

The actual address is 2553 Parkman Road NW, and there is a small parking lot directly behind the site.

[Arik, 12/03/2023]

Thanks! We display the street address for the Neil Armstrong Lunar Project at the closer, adjacent McDonald's rather than the shopping center address.

Lunar Lander Appears - October 30, 2003.

Lunar Lander Appears - October 30, 2003

It's hard to avoid veering and braking at the lunar lander next to a Warren, Ohio McDonald's. Neil Armstrong took his first plane ride nearby at age 5. The town wanted to commemorate its "from here to the Moon" moment, so it built a fake lunar surface -- complete with Neil's footprints -- and an exact replica of the moon module that Neil flew in 1969. It opened to the public on October 30, 2003.

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 10/30/2021]

Moonprints.

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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