In the evenings you normally...
In the evenings you normally do not want to walk alone! Dayton has wonderful attractions. Museums, Dance clubs of all kinds, restarants, theatres, musicals, many jobs and all types of people from all walks of life. The picture here is 'Foxy'
Huffman Prairie Ohio Natural Landmark
Huffman Prairie is a 109-acre area, of which of which 78 acres comprise the Huffman Prairie Ohio Natural Landmark, which is located just north of the Huffman Prairie Flying Field, where the Wright Brothers perfected their manned aircraft.
Adjacent is the Huffman Prairie Flying field which is marked by a plaque reading:
Huffman Prairie Flying Field, a unit of the Dayton Heritage National Historic Park, is the site where Wilbur and Orville Wright flew and perfected the world's first practical airplane, the 1905 Wright Flyer III, after their first flights in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903. The Wright brothers mastered the principles of controlled, powered flight at Huffman Prairie during 1904 and 1905. From 1910 to 1915, they operated the Wright School of Aviation here, training many of the world's first pilots, including many military pilots.
Fifth Third Field - Downtown Dayton
Fifth Third Field is named after Fifth Third Bank, which has the logo showing the fraction 5/3... last I checked this was pronounced "Five Thirds." Anyway, Fifth Third Field is the beautiful home of the Dayton Dragons, the Single A affiliate fo the Cincinnati Reds. It was built in 2000 and holds over 7,000 spectators.
The Dayton Dragons have great fans, with some 9 straight years of sellouts and the 6th highest attendance of all 160 minor league baseball teams.
Donato's Pizza - Fairborn
Donato's Pizza, described by a friend as "Serves a 'St Louis style' pizza - thin crust with provolone cheese; it's interesting to try once." The first Donato's was established by a guy named Jim Grote in Columbus, Ohio in 1963... not sure who Donato was, however. Today Donato's has some 170 stores, mostly in Ohio, bust also in Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, and North Carolina. A few years back, Donato's was actually purchased by MacDonald's before eventually returning to the ownership of Jim Grote.
I called late on a recent Sunday night, and was happy to discover they were still open past 10pm and could deliver. I was a bit disappointed when I mentioned my hotel name, and the guy on the phone insisted that I give him the complete address; I had to hang up then call back a few minutes later. When I finally had my full address, I called back and ordered a large, thin-crust "founder's favorite" pizza that comes with provolone, ham, sausage, and banana peppers, along with a 2-liter of Diet Pepsi for just over $20. The pizza arrived in about 45 minutes, still warm and fresh. The dough was thin and very tasty, and the toppings plentiful. The odd thing was the tiny little rectangle slices, many of which were just enough for a single bite, others maybe three bites. Maybe this can be a good thing, but not when you are watching football and have no plates handy--I had to keep running back to the kitchen to get another tiny piece between plays.
USAF museum at...
USAF museum at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
There are over 300 displays of aircraft from the eariest history of flight to the stealth aircraft of today.Included are space capsules and astronaut space suits and food.