Dayton Things to Do

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  • 1. National Museum of the United States Air Force

    The National Museum of the United States Air Force is a must-see if you are in Dayton. This museum is huge and has an extensive collection of airplanes from the early years of the Wright Brothers to...

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  • 2. Wright Brother's Bicycle Shop

    A historical stop in Dayton, the Wright Cycle Company Complex includes the Wright Cycle Company, Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center, Aviation Trail Visitor Center and Museum. The history museum is...

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  • 3. Sunwatch Indian Village

    Sometime around 1200 AD, a tribe of native Americans lived by the Great Miami River. It must not have smelled so bad back then. But the natives left their stuff there for us to find (the first...

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  • 4. Carillon Historical Park

    Here, one can learn all about Dayton's past. All in all, 25 historic buildings have been painstakingly rebuilt here to create this "town". Standing nearby is Deed Carillon, whose 57 bells are used to...

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  • 5. Art Institute

    Yes, there is more to Dayton than aviation. The Dayton Art Institute has a beautiful collection of ancient, Renaissance, and modern art. It's truly impressive. You need to allow at least a couple...

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  • 6. Cox Arboretum

    South of Dayton is a beautiful green space, part of the Five Rivers Metropark system, known as the Cox Arboretum. The Cox family donated the land to establish this park in 1962. With a variety of...

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  • 7. Huffman Prairie

    Huffman Prairie Flying Field covers 84 acres, and is one of four main locations in the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park. This field, along with the nearby Huffman Prairie Flying Field...

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  • 8. Drive to Columbus

    Columbus was founded in 1812 for the purpose of becoming the capital of the sate, and it became Ohio's capital city just four years later, in 1816. It wasn't...

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  • 9. President William McKinley Statue

    Because President William McKinley was from Ohio, there are a number of sites dedicated to his memory in the state. The National McKinley Birthplace Memorial,...

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  • 10. Air Force One, et al

    Most flight buffs know that the Wright Brothers were the first men to successfully achieve heavier than air flight and many know that, although that first...

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  • 11. Dayton's Oregon Historic District - Where It's At

    Originally established in the 1830s, this neighborhood boasts architecture from 1830 to 1910. The area's early years were marked by heavy German immigration,...

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  • 12. IMAX Theater at National Museum of the USAF

    The IMAX Theater is not to be missed on your trip to the National Museum of the United States Air Force. This is a three-dimensional visual and audio experience...

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  • 13. Tipp City and Springfield OH Antiques Shopping

    Tipp City, OH which is north of Dayton is a small old town which has numerous antique shops that line the main street. There are many large victorian houses on...

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  • 14. Planes, Planes and More Planes!

    The Wright Patterson Air Force Base is home to one of the largest collections of military aircraft I have ever seen. While it does not have the historic planes...

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  • 15. Largest military aviation museum in the world!

    You could spend all day (and then some) in this huge collection of jets and biplanes and spacecraft and all sorts of aviation memorabilia (there are more than...

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  • 16. Garden Station

    Garden Station is an art park and community garden right downtown that features murals, sculpture, concerts, bonfires, drum circles, bonfires and movies....

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  • 17. The Wright Brothers Memorial

    In 1924, the Dayton Air Service Committee acquired Tate Hill, as part of the 4,500 acres it donated to the U.S. Government for the creation of Wright Field. The...

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  • 18. Memorial Park

    This park has over 500 memorials, including statuary memorials, plaques, trees and benches. There is so much to see here and all are done beautifully! The first...

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  • 19. Air Park

    This park is located outside near the main museum complex. It features many wonderful aircraft, the World War II 8th Air Force Control Tower and a playground...

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  • 20. Prejudice and Memory: A Holocaust Exhibit

    Note: This exhibit is located in the hallway between the Early Years and Air Power Galleries.I don't know about you, but seeing these are very tough for me. It...

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  • 21. BOB HOPE: 50 YEARS OF HOPE

    Note: This exhibit is located in Kettering Hall.I know I come the baby boomers generation and our children may not know who he was, but we do. He entertained...

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  • 22. Presidential Gallery

    Special requirements to see this section and this is straight from the web sight.The Presidential and Research & Development/Flight Test Galleries, located on...

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  • 23. R&D Gallery

    Special requirements and this is straight from the web site:The Presidential and Research & Development/Flight Test Galleries, located on the active part of...

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  • 24. Cold War Gallery

    This is the Eugene W. Kettering Cold War Gallery that has many aircraft that represent the Cold War era and how the advanced technological achievements changed...

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  • 25. Modern Flight Gallery

    The Modern Flight Gallery gives visitors a glimpse of how aviation began to change dramatically during the Korean War area. These exhibits are examples during...

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