Dayton Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Dayton; our list of the best things to see, including National Museum of the United States Air Force, Wright Patterson Air Force Base and Oktoberfest.
  • The best place in Dayton: National Museum of the United States Air Force

    National Museum of the United States Air Force

    Located in nearby Fairborn, the museum boasts 400 aerospace vehicles, as well as an abundance of historical items. Admission to the museum is free, however there is a fee for the Imax theater.
    Gateway food nearby
  • Wright Patterson Air Force Base

    Wright Patterson Air Force Base

    Wright Patt is a significant part of the local economy with some 23,000 employees and a reason behind most tourism, boasting the National Museum of the U. S. Air Force and the Huffman Prairie Flying Field where the Wright Brothers perfected their flying skills in 1904-05.
    Downtown eat nearby
  • Art Changes Lives - Live It at The Dayton Art Institute! Connect with us to learn more about our permanent collection, special exhibitions, educational programs and special events.
    Grafton Hill restaurants nearby
  • Dayton Art Institute

    Dayton Art Institute

    456 Belmonte Park N
    10AM-4PM daily, Th F until 8PM,. General admission free. Admission to some special exhibitions may require a fee.
    Downtown food nearby
  • Human Race Theatre Company

    Human Race Theatre Company

    126 North Main Street
    Dayton's Professional Regional Theatre for 26 years!
    Downtown eat nearby
  • Carillon Park

    Carillon Park

    1000 Carillon Blvd
    M-Sa 9:30AM-5PM, Su noon-5PM, Closed on 4th Th of Nov, 24-25 Dec, 31 Dec-1 Jan. $8, Children (3-17) $5, Seniors $7, Members and children (Under 3)free. Carillon Park is an outside historical museum containing original historic homes that have been moved there. It is sort of like Greenfield Village in Michigan, but smaller. It contains artifacts from NCR, the Wright Brothers, and more.
    University Park restaurants nearby
  • The Ballet performs at two locations so be sure to call and find out where the performance will be held. Tickets sales are managed by Ticket Center Stage.
    Downtown food nearby
  • Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra

    Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra

    109 N Main St
    Tickets sales are managed by Ticket Center Stage.
    Downtown eat nearby
  • Milano's Atlantic Subs

    Milano's Atlantic Subs

    9575 Springboro Pike
    A popular restaurant on Brown Street immediately to the West of the UD campus featuring pizza and baked subs. Mixed crowd during the day, becomes a college bar after 9. Also frequented by more affluent suburban families and professionals. Newly renovated interior features sleek, "modern" design while still being fairly warm in atmosphere.
    University Park
  • Olive, an urban dive

    Olive, an urban dive

    416 e third st
    Gourmet, locally sourced food with a Mediterranean flair, located in a tiny diner downtown.
  • South Park Tavern

    South Park Tavern

    1301 Wayne Ave
    A friendly neighborhood bar & pizza place (serving Pizza Factory pizzas & calzones). The staff of SPT have been expanding their service over the past year to include a large bar featuring 18 taps, many craft beers & micro-brews, a great outdoor patio space, and live music. A popular location for Historic South Park neighbors to gather on the weekends.
    South Park
  • The Pine Club

    The Pine Club

    1926 Brown St
    M-Th 4PM-midnight, F Sa 4:30PM-12:30AM. $$$+. An excellent steakhouse located just off of the campus of the University of Dayton, this is one of the areas most renowned restaurants. The restaurant is famously only accepts cash and does not take reservations. Check their website out for more details.
    University Park
  • Mendelson's Liquidation Outlet

    340 E First St
    A giant industrial salvage shop.
    Webster Station
  • Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

    2600 Deweese Pkwy
    A children's museum of science with numerous exhibits.
    Deweese eat nearby
  • Wright Cycle Company Complex

    22 S Williams St
    8:30AM–5PM, Closed 4th Th of Nov, 25 Dec, and 1 Jan. Free. The Wright Cycle Company complex consists of two adjoining buildings: the Hoover Block, also known as the Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center and Aviation Trail Visitor Center and Museum, along with the Wright Cycle Company building. The Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center is the main visitor center for the park, and occupies the restored Hoover Block building. In 1892, the Wrights opened a bicycle repair shop in addition to their printing business. From 1895 until 1897, both businesses were located at 22 S Williams St, “known as the Wright Cycle Company,” the fourth of five locations for their bicycle business.
    Five Points restaurants nearby
  • Dayton International Peace Museum

    208 W Monument Ave
    Tu-Sa 10AM-5PM, Su 1PM-5PM, Closed on major holidays and on days with severe weather. Free, but donations greatly appreciated.
    Downtown food nearby
  • SunWatch

    2301 W River Rd
    Tu-Sa 9AM-5PM, Su noon-5PM. $5, Children/Seniors $3. An interpretive Indian village and archeological park.
    Stoney Ridge eat nearby
  • Greek Festival

    The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 500 Belmonte Park N
  • Dayton Opera

    North Main Street
    Tickets sales are managed by Ticket Center Stage.
    food nearby
  • Dublin Pub

    300 Wayne Ave
    Serves traditional Irish food with some flair and claims to be the #1 seller of Irish whiskey in Ohio.
  • Butter Cafe

    1106 Brown St Dayton OH 45409
    We only serve organic dairy products, our eggs are always local and free range, our veggies are fresh, local, and organic, and our meat is always free range. Our ingredients come from foods that are healthy for consumers, does not harm the environment, respects animals, provides local farmers fair wages, and supports our local community.
    University Park
  • The Trolley Stop

    530 E Fifth St
    Also on the far eastern end of the Oregon District. A relaxed bar featuring live local music most days of the week, with a comfortable patio outdoors and a party house available for rental.
  • Thai 9

    11 Brown St
    M-F 11:30AM-2:30PM, Su-Th 5PM-9:30PM, F Sa 5PM-10PM. A trendy Thai restaurant on the West end of the Oregon District featuring traditional Thai specialties and sushi. Free parking.
  • The Crowne Plaza Stars' Lounge

    33 E Fifth St
    Features live jazz on weekends and cocktails.
  • Coco's Bistro

    515 Wayne Avenue, Dayton
    Lunch M-F 11-2; dinner M-Th 5-10pm, F & S 5-11pm; closed Sunday. Lunch $10, Dinner $20-30. Coco's sets the high standard for Dayton area restaurants. It's a great place for a business lunch, drinks at the friendly (but small) bar, or for a nice dinner with a date or friends.
  • Marion's Piazza

    3443 N Dixie Dr
    This unique and delicious style of pizza, intensely popular with the locals, has been a part of Dayton traditions for over 40 years, and is a must try for anyone visiting the area. The Dayton tradition for pizza is to cut it into a multitude of small square pieces.
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