Dayton Area Attractions


USAF Museum and IMAX Theater - The world's largest and oldest aviation museum. Visitorís Center and cafeteria available. Be in the center of the action with a 6 story high screen at the IMAX. Free admission and parking.


1100 Spaatz St.

WPAFB, OH 45433

Contact: General Museum Information


(937) 255-3286


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The Dayton Art Institute - A unique collection of fine works of art. Renovated and reopened in June 1997.


456 Belmonte Park North

Dayton, OH 45405


(937) 223-5277

(800) 797-5500


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Boonshoft Museum of Discover


The mission of the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery is to be the premier regional provider of interactive science learning experiences which enrich the lives of children and adults, enhance the quality of life in our community, and promote a broad understanding of the world.  To preserve, protect and enhance the Museumís anthropology, geology, paleontology and biology collections, and make these collections available for exhibition, education and research purposes. Formerly known as the Dayton Museum of Natural History and the Dayton Museum of Discovery.


2600 DeWeese Parkway

Dayton, OH 45414

(937) 275-7431


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Sunwatch Prehistoric Indian Village

Long before the arrival of Europeans, the Miami Valley was home to native peoples. Archaeological excavations at a site near the Great Miami River uncovered evidence of an 800-year-old village built by the Fort Ancient Indians. SunWatch Indian Village, a National Historic Landmark, is a reconstruction of that settlement of long ago.


2301 West River Road

Dayton, Ohio 45418-2815


Phone: (937) 268-8199

Fax: (937) 268-1760

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Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park - This park includes four significant sites associated with the history of aviation: Historic Huffman Prairie Flying Field at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the Paul Laurence Dunbar State Memorial, the Wright Cycle Company/Hoover Block and the Wright Flyer III at Carillon Historical Park.


P.O. Box 9280

Wright Brothers Station

Dayton, OH 45409


(937) 225-7705


Carillon Historical Park - Carillon Historical Park's mission is to celebrate and preserve the history of the Miami Valley and illustrate how it leads to the future. The Park is a 65-acre outdoor museum with 23 exhibit buildings and structures, and is the site of the 57-bell Deeds Carillon, Ohio's largest.  The highlight of the collections is the 1905 Wright Flyer III, the world's first practical airplane, and a National Historic Landmark.  The airplane and Wright Hall are components of the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park.


2001 S. Patterson Blvd.

Dayton, OH 45409


(937) 293-2841

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Citizen's Motorcar Packard Museum  America's Packard Museum is the world's only restored Packard Dealership Operating as a Museum, and the world's only Full-Time Museum dedicated exclusively to the Packard Motor Car Company, it's products and philosophies. Since June of 1992, nearly 10,000 museum visitors each year have experienced a glimpse at Packard History, through displays of automobiles and artifacts ranging from 1900 through 1956.


420 S. Ludlow St.
Dayton, Ohio 45402
Office 937.226-1710
Fax 937.224.1918

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Historic Clifton Mill - One of the largest operating grist mills left in the country.  Restaurant and mill tours available. Holiday light display.


75 Water St.

Clifton, OH 45316

(937) 767-5501

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Aullwood Audubon Center


Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm, an Audubon Center for environmental education and sustainable agriculture, provides activities that increase understanding and preservation of the planet by children and adults through education, research and recreation.


1000 Aullwood Rd
Dayton, OH 45414
(937) 890 7360


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Hawthorn Hill


Hawthorn Hill in Oakwood, Ohio, USA, was the post-1914 home of Orville, Milton, and Katharine Wright. Wilbur and Orville Wright intended for it to be their joint home, but Wilbur died in 1912, before the home's 1914 completion. The brothers hired the prominent Dayton architectural firm of Schenck and Williams to realize their plans. Orville and his father Milton and sister Katharine occupied the home in 1914.


1000 Carillon Boulevard
Dayton, OH 45409


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Patterson Homestead


The Patterson Homestead is a historic house museum located at 1815 Brown Street in Dayton, Ohio. It was built in 1816 by American Revolutionary War veteran Colonel Robert Patterson.

The house was built using Federal architecture in several sections over forty years. In 1953, the house was donated to the city of Dayton and has been used for a variety of purposes. At present time, the museum has six rooms containing period artifacts and original Patterson family artifacts.

Robert Patterson's grandsons, John Henry Patterson and Frank Jefferson Patterson lived in the house as young children, and would eventually go on to found the National Cash Register Company (now NCR Corporation) in 1884.

1815 Brown Street
Dayton OH 45409

(937) 222-9724

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Paul Laurence Dunbar State Memorial House

The Paul Laurence Dunbar House was the 1904-1906 home of poet Paul Laurence Dunbar in Dayton, Ohio. It is a historic house museum owned by the state of Ohio and operated by Dayton History on behalf of the Ohio Historical Society.

219 North Paul Laurence Dunbar Street
Dayton, OH 45402



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 Wright Cycle Company Complex

The Wright Cycle Company building was home to the 4th Wright brothersí bicycle business from 1895 to 1897. It is the only building remaining in their original location. Here the Wright brothers began to manufacture their own brand of bicycles which gave the brothers the mechanical experience and financial resources necessary to began their experiments into powered human flight.


22 S Williams St

Dayton, OH 45402

937) 225-7705


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