The Best Places To See in Dayton

Handpicked Top 3 Places To See in Dayton, Ohio. Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reviews, ratings, reputation, history, complaints, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. You deserve only the best!


1100 Spaatz Street, Dayton, OH 45433

Since 1923

Museum, Groups Tours, Exhibits, Virtual Tour, Tour Podcasts, Museum Theatre, Flight Simulators, Museum Store, Food Options, Collections, Education, Research, Restoration Projects, Featured Accessions, Donation Wish List, Loan Program, Home School Stem Days, Aerospace Camps, Educators, Adults, Kids, Family Day Programs, Youth & Families Programs

Free Admission - It has one of the world's largest collections with more than 360 aircraft and missiles on display - The museum draws more than 1 million visitors each year

Mon - Sun : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

I visited this place twice already and I've only seen half of it! For all those aviation/engineer/science nerds out there, this I definitely a museum that could easily fill an 8hr day. I love the first hangar filled with the early history of flight and tons of old models, artifacts, and paraphernalia from the first pilots. Equally as cool are all the stories of different aircraft used throughout important times in history. Most of the planes in the museum have a unique story behind them.

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456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton, OH 45405

Since 1919

Art Museum, Tours, Shopping and Dining, Digital Member Magazine, Walk-In Tours, Self-Guided, Adult Groups, School Tours, The Museum Store, Museum Rental, Special Events, Youth and Families, Adults, Teachers, Family Experience center, Home School Intersections, Art Camp, Lectures, Curatorial Conversations, Studio, School Tours, Workshops & Events

Members, College Students (18+ with ID), Youth & Children (17 and under): Free Admission - It has 60,000-square-foot (5,600 m2) building - The museum's collection contains more than 20,000 objects spanning 5,000 years

Price: Adults $8, Seniors (60+), Active Military & Groups $5

Wed - Sat : 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Sun : 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Mon & Tue : Closed

I love the Dayton Art Institute! You never would believe all the amazing works that come though Dayton! This is the first place I witnessed Chihuly so many years ago--now my favorite artist! They have had their run of a real mummy and all sorts of famous works. The Dayton Art Institute is hands down one of the best kept secrets in the area!
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2600 Deweese Pkwy, Dayton, OH 45414

Since 1893

Museum, Tours, Museum Store Private Events, Rentals, Boonshoft Bash, Dayton Regional Science Festival, Community Events, Field Trips, Workshops, Exhibits-To-Go, Distance Learning, Discovery Camps, Robotics, Star Lab, Science Home, Discovery Zoo, Dinos to Dodos, The Age of Mammals and Ice, Science on A Sphere & Hall of The Universe Collections

Members, Children (under 3) Free Admission - Approximately 4000-square-foot space - It is a popular spot for school field trips

Price: Adults $14.50, Seniors (60+) $12.50, Children (3-17) $11.50

Mon - Sat : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Sun : 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

We love this place! I have three kids under the age of 7 and we visit every few weeks. We always leave with the kids wanting to stay longer. Today was our first visit to the Springfield branch and it was great, too. It has different things to do and I think more hands on things for my kids. It is definitely worth getting the annual membership! Your money will be well spent!

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