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!
Dayton and the surrounding area has well over a hundred miles of paved, dedicated bikeways running north and south along the Great Miami River from downtown Dayton, also east into Greene County to Xenia, and north and south along the Little Miami River.
If you are staying at the Marriott it is practically outside your door, and you can rent bicycles at Gaansari on Brown St. Be aware in the spring, however, parts of the trail can be submerged under high water.
1. Take in a rugby match.
Rugby is a subculture in the US, most locals don't even know about it. The Dayton Area Rugby club welcomes players and fans from all over the world.
2. Local festivals.
Summer is festival season for Dayton and the surrounding communities. Everything from international festivals, like the World Affair, Greek, Italian, and Lebanese festivals, to the Saurkraut, Strawberry, and Walnut festivals. Music, culture, and crafts.
3. Dayton Dragons
Minor league baseball is a nice way to spend a warm summer evening. Weekend games end with a laser show at the neighboring Riverscape park.
4. Walk/ride along the river.
We have a few bike trails and a great county park system.
On Old Troy Pike coming from Huber Heights going towards Tipp City you will hit the Stillwater Valley area. There are some beautiful water falls on back country road at a state walking park just look for the sign.
Many people think of Ohio as an industrial state. There are some really beautiful areas here. This is one of them. It is one of the Nature Conservatory areas in Southern OH between Cinncinati and Portsmouth.
Carillion Historical Park.The Park is a 65-acre outdoor museum with 23 exhibit buildings and structures, and is the site of the 57-bell Deeds Carillon, Ohio's largest. The highlight of the collections is the 1905 Wright Flyer III, the world's first practical airplane, and a National Historic Landmark. The airplane and Wright Hall are components of the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park.
1000 Carillon Blvd.
Dayton, Ohio 45409
Phone: (937) 293-2841
9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m
Children (3-17): $ 3.00
Members and children
under 3 are FREE
Once you leave Dayton, Cleveland, the other big cities, Ohio doesn't seem so bad. Lots of small towns, farms, and the straightest roads ever are what you will see. I have explored rural northwestern Ohio and much of the area around Dayton.
Antioch College is located in Yellow Springs, about 10 miles from Dayton. The college was founded in 1852, as a Christian school. It was so poorly run in the early 2000s, that the school actually shut down from 2008 to 2011 (oddly enough, the school also closed in 1863, 1881, and 1919). Since reopening, the school has been able to attract only about 110 students far from its peak of about 2,000 students on campus in the early 1970s.
New York Times has called Antioch "the most liberal of liberal arts colleges," which is interesting considering its Christian roots.
Yellow Springs was founded in 1825 as an attempt to replicate the New Harmony, Indiana, a town established by the Harmony Society, a group of German communal, religious, pacifist, separatist immigrants. Shortly after the communal experiment failed, Antioch College was opened on the edge of Yellow Springs in 1852. Today Yellow Springs has about 3,000 residents.
The town is known as a funky liberal center, surrounded by conservative farmers of rural Ohio. The school had a large role in the antiwar movement of the 1960s, and both the school and the town embraced women rights, minority rights and gay rights before many other parts of the country.
Xenia is a town of about 25,000 people, located 15 miles southeast of Dayton. The Xenia's name comes from a Greek word for hospitality, and the town bills itself "The City of Hospitality." Established in 1803, Xenia has a classic main street lined with shops and restaurants.
Xenia's claim to fame is probably its history of weather-related disasters. In 1886, large portions of Xenia were destroyed and at least 22 killed by massive flooding. In 1974, a massive F-5 tornado killed 34 and injured over 1,000 people in Xenia. The town was struck by tornadoes again in 1989 and in 2000, luckily resulting in far fewer casualties.
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.
Dayton and the surrounding area has an extensive dedicated paved bikeway - over a hundred miles along the Great Miami River north and south of downtown, east to Xenia and north and south along the Little Miami River between Springfield and Cincinnati.
This is a large park in North Dayton that features a little of everything. There is a 5 mile bike trail, a small lake, canoe landing and a horse stable.
The main attraction of this park is a working 1880's farm. Besides this it has a small lake and a stable where you can rent horses.
his particular night was alternative. They had every type of person here tonight. Played a lot of techno music!