Dayton North, OH Villager Lodge
7480 Miller Lane, I-75, Exit 60 Little York Road, Dayton, Ohio, 45414, United States
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National Air Force Museum
History of Atomic Bombing Ending WWII
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The Wright Cycle Shop
Travel Tips for Dayton
"Flyover" Sculpture in Downtown Dayton
"Flyover" is a modern installation of artist David Black. Unveiled in 1996, it commemorates the first flight of Dayton's bicycle building and aviation pioneers, Orville and Wilbur Wright. (It also represents the actual arc of that flight.)
"Flyover" is in the median of south Main Street in downtown Dayton.
Little Miami Scenic River
Canoeing, kayaking -this is a beautiful little river to do it on. You can go all the way to Cinncinati and see a Reds game at the end!
The little Miami ends up in the Great Miami which ends up in the Ohio River just a short float from the Stadiums.
This great little river goes right by our house and we spend a lot of time on it.
Local bar with good grub and good locals
This is a local bar and grill where you will definately see some Dayton locals. Don't be scared, they don't bite (mainly because they have very few teeth). KIDDING. I love Dayton. Serioulsy though, not only is this a good place for you basic burger and fries, but it is also a decent place to go drink at night. Chilli Cheese Fries. That's why you go to Tank's in the first place. They also make a great hamburger, but chilli cheese fries are where it's at.
Skyline Chili - Fairfield Commons Mall, Fairborn
Skyline Chili is a local favorite from nearby Cincinnati. While the signature chili has a good flavor and plenty of spicy kick, I did no like the smooth, creamy texture that was a bit like mashed potatoes and gravy. I also was confused by the slight cinnamon flavor that made the overly blended substance taste a bit like baby food.
I went to Skyline at one of their new fast food locations near the mall in Fairborn, OH. I went through the drive through and ordered a simple 1/2 pint bowl of their famous traditional chili. It cost about $3.30 and was ready in seconds. Luckily their smoothly blended chili mixture came with two bags of oyster crackers to give it some semblance of substance and texture.
I guess this is a pretty good, cheap meal, but I will always wonder how they get meat and beans ground up into such a fine, runny liquid.
Schuster Center for the Performing Arts
Daytonians are proud of their new Performing Arts facility, the $121 million Schuster Center. Designed by famed international architect Cesar Pelli, the Center is home to the Symphony Orchester, Opera and Ballet companies of Dayton, and also hosts touring Broadway shows as well as "straight" theater. It opened in 2003.
There's an elegant cafe for dining, and a beautiful Winter Garden as well. The fact that the facility is well-used compensates for a certain lumpishness to its design, IMHO.