Sacred Heart Church
This beautiful Romanesque Church was built in 1904 as one of the downtown anchors of the Roman Catholic diocese of Dayton. Declining attendance forced the closure of the parish and the subsequent sale of the building to a Vietnamese congregation. Fortunately, the building is still in beautiful shape!
217 W. 4th Street
Count the prostitutes on Keowee st.
Just drive past the park side projects where you often see monte carlos pull up and gangs of drug dealers approach them, and there are a lot of third shift employees doing their rounds. Check out the Dayton Motor Inn on Keowee street and see if there are any rooms available so you can smoke crack and solicit prostitution all in one outing. Fun Times!
Freaky As Hell!
This place is unique, to say the least. Very, very gothic. They play good music though and the people are still pretty cool. Downstairs was for black people only, (if you are smart) at least on the night I went. I don't go here regularly...you get the feeling there is a lot of homosexual activity going on around you. Probably cause' there is. Not really a code, but I highly reccomend that you wear ALL black at the least.
One of Dayton's little hidden secrets is this spot, the Cafe Boulevard. It has French quisine, and a slightly American attidude. Great Martini's! There is a separate lounge area, but it is not very big. Mostly people go for the food. It is not a five star place, but it isn't all that much more expensive than an Applebees or the usual American junk.
The Menu and information on everything from a very interesting wine list, to the chef is on the web page. The menu changes seasonally, but has always been good no matter what time of the year.
Business casual will work most nights, but Fridays and Saturdays you will probably feel out of place without a jacket and tie. It's all good!
The United States Air Force...
The United States Air Force museum located in Dayton is the oldest and largest aviation museum in the world. It is free an open to the public most days of the week from 9 to 5, except for Christmas, New Years day, and Thanksgiving. I recently toured it with my boys. They enjoyed it, but would probably have enjoyed it more if we had gone on one of the family weekends. They were eager to tour the gift shop and got tired of looking at all the planes. Nevertheless, they enjoyed sitting in some of the cockpits of planes set up for that purpose. Older children and adults would enjoy the museum.
The museum houses an extensive display of military planes starting with a reproduction Wright brothers plane through current era planes, such as a Stealth Fighter. Over three hundred aircraft are displayed along with photographs, and other displays. While we were visiting recently, the museum had special exhibits on the Korean War and military prisoners the Nazi’s housed in labor camps during World War II. The museum also has an Omnimax theater, a monument garden, and sponsors special concerts and other events. Nearby, at the Wright-Paterson Air Force base, a special collection of presidential planes including FDR’s plane, Truman’s plane, and the Airforce 1, used by Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon is housed along with experimental planes. President Johnson was sworn in as President following JFK’s assassination on the most recent of these “Air Force One” planes. A free pass is available to view the hanger at Wright Patterson at the Air Force museum. I enjoyed looking inside the Presidential planes, but could not get any photos because of the small space and the plexiglass around the seating compartments.