Days Inn Dayton Wright-Patterson AFB/Museum
1891 Harshman Road, Dayton, Ohio, 45424, United States
More about Dayton
Dayton, Ohio, Flyover Sculpture
Italian WWII Macchi M200 SAETTA(Lightning) Fighter
An early Wright flying machine
Travel Tips for Dayton
1. Listen to the music.
1. Listen to the music.
We have a great music scene, particularly for fans of alternative rock, blues, and jazz. Also a couple Irish pubs feature Celtic music regularly, and El Diablo has a Latin flavor. In addition to the clubs, there is a series of free concerts over the summer at Courthouse Square and Riverscape Park, these are usually national acts (oldies but goodies).
2. Sunwatch Village
Archaeological excavations at near the Great Miami River uncovered evidence of an 800-year-old village built by the Fort Ancient Indians. Sunwatch is a re-created village at this site.
3. Air Force Museum.
Dayton was home to the Wright Brothers. The US Air Force Museum in Dayton is the oldest and largest military aviation museum in the world. And it is Free. There is a charge however for the IMAX theater.
4. Dayton Art Institute
For a small city, we have a great art museum. There are also monthly jazz concerts and Friday parties. Dayton's Oktoberfest is held here.
5. Visit the Oregon District.
Restaurants, bars, dance clubs.
6. Take in a play, concert, or ballet at the Victoria Theater or Memorial Hall. We are blessed to be the home of an internationally acclaimed modern dance company,The Dayton Contempory Dance Company.
Huffman Dam, spanning the Mad River between Fairborn and Dayton, was built in 1922 as a flood control measure after the flood of 1913 in Dayton. The Huffman Dam is is 65 feet (20 m) high and spans 3,340 feet (1,020 m). This is one of five regional dams built after the flood; the others are Englewood Dam, Germantown Dam, Lockington Dam, and Taylorsville Dam. It is said that the success of these dams helped to inspire the Tennessee Valley Authority a few years later.
The Great Dayton Flood of 1913 is the largest natural disaster in Ohio history. This flood raised water levels some 20 feet over downtown Dayton, killing some 360 people, displacing 65,000 residents, destroying 20,000 residences,
Upscale Thai Food in Dayton?
Thai 9 is the best Thai food ever! And I have been to Thailand. The worst thing about Thai 9 is finding it. It is hidden in the Oregon District behind a record store. But finding it is worth it. Most Thai joints offer the usual Pad Thai, but theirs is just somehow...special.
It is an upscale place where the trendy types like to go. You will need a suit jacket, but could probably get away without having to do a tie, to get Thai! Ha ha ha. As basic as it is, the Pad Thai is simply awesome!
The Grub Steak - Dayton
The Grub Steak does not serve Gubs, they do serve steak though, and it is gooooood! It is a typical steak joint, but perhaps requiring dress a little better than the sizzler. Prices are average, compared to like a Lone Star, or a Champs. If you like meat, and I know you do, (unless of course you are a vegatarian, then you probably don't, but I digress....) this is the place to go for steaks and Ribs in Dayton.
Actually there is a really good soul food joint in West Dayton that has better ribs. But this place is in a neighborhood where someone isn't going to point a gun at you or try to purchase drugs from you.
Of course, if you are looking for the best ribs in S.E. Ohio, check out the Cincinnati pages for Montgomery Inn. It is worth the drive too. The full slab of baby back ribs. Forget Chili's, this is where you go if you are on the North side of Dayton for Ribs!
Huffman Prairie Flying Field
Everyone knows that the Wright Brothers made their historic first flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. But it was at Huffman Prairie Flying Field, right here in Dayton, that they really mastered flight. Here they experimented with new prototypes and aeronautical concepts. They developed the techniques that enabled them to not only fly but to maneuver an airplane.
The Interpretive Center here provides a wealth of information about those early days, now a century ago. See where and how it all took place.