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Things to Do
My country 'tis of thee
Small, relatively diverse population, great for aviation buffs; easy to get around
Many of these spots are in less-than desireable and dangerous neighborhoods.
In a nutshell
Not the most happening of Ohio's cities, but still enough to keep you entertained. :-)
National Museum of the United States Air Force
This impressive museum is located just east of Dayton at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. It is open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed only on Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's days. Free admission & parking. Charge only for the IMAX Theater. Welcoming 1.2 million visitors each year, the...
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 litterbugs perhaps?) And in the 1960's we did!
Seriously though, every school kid in Dayton loves to go...
Wright Brother's Bicycle Shop
The Wright Brothers ran a bicycle shop in Dayton for about 16 years... well, not just a single shop, it actually occupied five different location throughout the years. They actually manufactured several models of bikes they designed, and they invented the reverse threads on the left pedal to keep if...
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 Interpretive Center, are located within Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, but are operated by the...
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 hours to really see it.
Founded in 1919, it was originally named the Dayton Museum of Fine Arts. Its...
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 plants, a pond, and over three miles of hiking trails, this is a refreshing change from the city.
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 perform concerts in the summer. Built in 1942, it's one of Dayton's best-known landmarks.
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 until 1834 that the population of the town topped 3,500 people.Today Columbus is the third largest city in Ohio, and...
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, created in 1917, is located in Niles, Ohio, and the The McKinley Museum and National Memorial in Canton, Ohio...
4 Reviews and 145 Opinions Nice looking hotel. Indoor/outdoor heated pool and hot tub. Great place to stay after a night out...
Brixx Ice Company- Perhaps the best bar in Dayton?
Brixx is a relatively new bar constructed in a 19th Century ice house in downtown Dayton. This establishment has a large U-shaped bar, massive glass windows overlooking Dayton Dragon's Fifth Third Field, plenty of friendly hired help, a big outdoor patio, and good beer and...
W.O. Wright's Bar
W.O. Wright's, certainly named after Wilber and Orville of local aviation fame, is a local bar next to Wright Patterson Air Force Base. This is a big place, with an outdoor patio, pool tables, a huge indoor bar, and plenty of tables. The beer list and the menus are both...
Elsa's Sports Bar: A night with friends
30 minutes after my flight landed, I was treated to a very good time with old friends at this bar. I would recommend it for the friendly staff and the great wings. Being from Texas though I did think that their top shelf margarita was very lacking.
Dayton International Airport
Its the only airport in town. Luckily it is cheaper than flying into Cincinnati, Columbus, or Indy and then driving in. Also, there are a bunch of major carriers like American, United, and Delta which fly here. A complete list is available on the web page, along with...
The Greene is a nice shopping center in Dayton that combines shopping, dining, outdoor activities and entertainment in one of the city's best and most lively commercial areas. We went to The Pub one evening for drinks, but we could have chosen any of the 20 or so other...
There are these little signs everywhere that say "I-75 Sucks!" And it's no lie. Traffic clogs up downtown as you have to shift over to two left lanes as you go north, and two right lanes going south both near route four in what they refer to as accident alley. Then there is...
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....
Yellow Springs, Ohio
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...
Antioch College, Yellow Springs
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,...
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.
Dayton Dragons Baseball
The Dayton Dragons are the Cincinnati Reds low Single A team. The team's claim to fame is since its inception in 2000, every single game has sold out. In July 2011, it had its 815th straight capacity crowd, breaking the American professional sports record. As of August 2011,...
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