Top 10 places to visit in Dayton – Ohio

By | December 7, 2016

Dayton is a pretty big city and like most bigger cities it tries to lure visitors with a good selection of attractions. This is where you will learn more about some of them.

 

Carillon Historical Park

There are people out there who want to learn more about the history of the place they’re in. A stop by the Carillon Historical Park give tourists a glimpse into Dayton’s early days and earliest means of transportation. There are 65 historical buildings to check out in this park.

 

Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

This museum is well loved by children as they manage to learn a lot during their visit. The domains of interest covered by this museum are technology and science. The tools used are a planetarium, a zoo, and an observatory.

 

Dayton Art Institute

There are three features setting this art institute aside from the rest: its use of temporary exhibits along with a permanent collection. The cherry on top, so to say, are the outdoor sculptures that everyone can see. The building itself is worth observing as well.

 

Wright Brothers Memorial

For those who don’t know, the Wright bothers were pioneers of flight. The memorial is found in a park, on a hill and is surrounded by a few trees. Come here to either show your gratitude to the pioneer, either to simply relax.

 

SunWatch Indian Village and Archaeological Park

This archaeological site was opened in 1970s and those studying it, think it offers a glimpse into the life of people some 2000 years back. Even though the village is a reconstruction, it is now a historical landmark.

 

Victoria Theatre

This historic art venue prepares more than 300 live performances, every year. Luckily, there are plays that cater to all age groups, but getting informed ahead of time about the nature of the shows is recommended.

 

Aullwood Audubon Center

The staff of this center wants to educate people regarding the preservation of wildlife and especially tat of birds. What’s the most important is that there is no age limit, therefore coming as a family is a really good idea.

 

America’s Packard Museum

There are two reasons people come to this museum: they want to see the restored Art Deco house and the 50 vehicles on display. In addition, visitors will also learn more about Packard Motor Car Company’s history.

 

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

It is well known that many boys dream about being part of the U.S. Air Force, but only a few of them manage to so. This museum is the oldest and largest museum in the world, dedicated to the army. You should visit it simply for this title alone.

 

Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historic Park

Those who want to learn more about the history of aviation must stop by this park. This facility is dedicated to the Wright brothers and to author Paul Laurence Dunbar. While there are several things to see in the park, the main attraction seems to be the Wright Flyer III, from 1905.