Top Reasons to Live in Wapakoneta, OH!
- The birthplace of Neil Armstrong! The first man to walk on the moon was American astronaut Neil Armstrong. Born in Wapakoneta, Ohio in 1930, Armstrong's love for flying began in high school when he took flying lessons in a grassy airfield near town. Armstrong was called up by the Navy at the age of 18 for flight training. This began his life-long career in flight, eventually leading to the first walk on the moon. Visitors and residents can learn more about Armstrong at the Armstrong Air and Space Museum on Apollo Drive, and more about Wapakoneta at the Wapakoneta Museum on Main Street.