5 Unique Things to Do in Dayton Ohio

Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

Since it was launched in 1893 as the Dayton Museum of Natural History, it has added science and history exhibits. Now it offers planetarium shows, a hands-on science lab, artifact encounter, and science theater.

Lock 27 Brewing

Creating small batches of artisan craft beers, Lock 27 Brewery is located next to Day Air Ballpark. The brewery focuses on exploring beyond what’s conventional, which is why the beers come out so “authentically different.”

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

With free admission and parking, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is situated next to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. At 827,640 square feet (19 acres), it’s the world’s biggest military aviation museum.

Wright Cycle Company Complex

The Wright brothers had an important role in the birth of aviation as we know it today, and the Wright Cycle Company Complex includes several buildings. The Wright Cycle Company building is where the brothers made their own bicycles between 1895 and 1897, a business that enhanced their experimentation with flight.


The amusement park is 160,000 square feet and features numerous attractions — such as inflatables, go-karts, laser tag and maze, virtual reality, blacklight mini-golf, and an arcade.

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