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Dayton

4.4
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Theaters
Gem City
Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F. Kettering, inventor of the automobile self starter. The city was dubbed "The Gem City” after an anonymous author published an article in 1845 calling the city a gem. It is also a cultural gem for its visual art and theater culture, with venues ranging from a minimalist and expansive performing arts center to a charming Victorian structure. The downtown district touts only about 150,000 residents, while the suburbs encompass almost 900,000 people. Cultural spaces and the ten historical districts of the city are within walking distance or a short bus ride of each other. The cultural spaces provide entertainment all year long, but during the hot summer months both residents and visitors flock to the shores of the Miami River for outdoor activities. You can plan United States trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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Popular things to do in Dayton

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Specialty Museum
National Museum of the US Air Force
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
Carillon Historical Park
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Outdoor Activity
Dayton Dragons Baseball
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Art Museum
Dayton Art Institute
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Dayton

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Theme Park
Kings Island Mason
4.1
Duration: 8 hours
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Flea Market
Jungle Jim's International Market Fairfield
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Monument
Monument Circle Indianapolis
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Military Museum
Indiana War Memorial Indianapolis
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Dayton

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Specialty Museum
America's Packard Museum - The Citizens Motorcar Co.
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
The Wright Cycle Company Complex
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Museum
Dayton Metro Library
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Paul Laurence Dunbar House
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Dayton

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Beer Tasting / Tour
Beer Tastings & Tours
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Historic Site
Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
National Aviation Hall of Fame
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
RiverScape MetroPark
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Dayton

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Cemetery
Woodland Cemetery & Arboretum
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Cemetery
The Calvary Cemetery
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Cemetery
Dayton National Cemetery
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes

Parks in Dayton

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Park
Carriage Hill MetroPark
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Garden
Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Park
Possum Creek MetroPark
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Garden
Garden Station
2.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Dayton International Peace Museum
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Science Museum
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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National Park
Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
4.7
Duration: 8 hours
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Neighborhood
Oregon District
3.4
Duration: 2 hours

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