Top Things to Do in Dayton, Ohio
Carillon Historical Park
The 65-acre indoor-outdoor museum covers Dayton history. See the original 1905 Wright Flyer III and a circa 1924 Sun Oil Station.
Dayton Art Institute
Immerse yourself in a diverse collection of art spanning 5,000 years.
Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
Sites with an overview of the Wright brothers' lives kick off an exploration of Dayton's role in aviation history.
National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
Acres of airplane hangars await, housing items outlining the early history of military flight through World War II. The collection spans a 1909 Wright Military Flyer, retired presidential planes and lunar landers.
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RiverScape River Run
Kayakers can take a 7-mile paddle down the Great Miami River.
Eat and Drink
The Pine Club
This restaurant has been serving terrific steak dinners since 1947 and stays proudly old-school (no credit cards; no reservations).
Breakfast on free-range eggs and French toast kabobs at this adorable spot near the University of Dayton.
A lunch of Mexican food is a fiesta when eaten on the colorful glass-roofed patio.
Dine on modern Italian fare such as braised lamb shank and puttanesca.
Carillon Brewing Company
Technique and recipes adhere to the antebellum era at this brewery, part of Carillon Historical Park.
Marriott at the University of Dayton
This recently renovated college-town hotel honors the Wright brother's first plane design.
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