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Things To Do Near Dayton, OH

Things To Do Near Dayton, OH

The Woodman Park Apartments are located in the Eastern Hills neighborhood of Dayton, OH. Our community sits just off Woodman Drive and 35. We are minutes from downtown Dayton just next to MacGregor Park. Dayton is known as the birthplace of aviation. The local aviation culture is easily one of the largest draws for many fans alike. However, if you are not an aviation fan, there are other things for you to do in Dayton, that deserve a spot on your itinerary.


If you only go to visit one of these aviation facilities, the Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center is a must! This building is listed as a National Historic Landmark due to the fact that this was the location where the Wright Cycle Company was founded back in the early years.

Did you know, the Wright Brothers in fact weren’t always airmen? They actually started out in the printing industry? When you visit this center, you will also learn about their early years.

This completely free attraction is open to everyone Wednesday-Sunday and features exhibits and copies of the early films.

 16 S. Williams St. Dayton, Ohio 45402

Now let's jump through time to the modern era and check out some of aviation’s history and modern attractions, at the U.S. Air Force National Museum. This by far is the world’s oldest and largest military aviation museum as well as the most-visited attraction in the state of Ohio. They pull in just over one million people each year! There are over 340 aerospace vehicles, artifacts, and missiles to explore over 16 acres of indoor space.

Exhibits are in chronological order, so that you can easily walk through history by the decades and see things develop and how they changed over time. There are tons of hands-on activities for adults and kids alike, such as sitting in the pilot seat of a jet or walking through a NASA space shuttle. They also boast the only B-2 stealth bomber on display in the world.

  1100 Spaatz Street Wright-Patterson AFB OH 45433

The America Packard Museum opened back in 1992 by Robert Signom who was a car collector. The original building was built in 1917 and when they moved in, they took the same name as the original Citizens Motorcar Company but it is known as the Packard Museum.

The museum was listed as one of the Top Ten Auto Museums in The United States by Car Collector magazine, as well as the Society of Automotive Historians conferred the prestigious Bradley Award upon the Museum for its "exemplary efforts" in preserving motor vehicle resource materials. There are over 50 automobiles on display in the restored showroom, pavilion, and service department. The museum is centrally located in the Motorcar District.

  420 S Ludlow St, Dayton, OH 45402

The Dayton Philharmonic is an amazing place for all types of events. There is a wide range of shows that can be performed at the DP such as, The Rockin’ Orchestra, that plays music by Elton John, U2, David Bowie and many others. You can also find a great selection of family concerts as well as holiday concerts.

The Dayton Philharmonic also offers joined performances with the Wright State University Collegiate Chorale, Dayton Art Institute, Kettering Children's Choir and many others to provide a unique experience that keeps you coming back. Check out their website today to learn more and view upcoming events.

 One West Second Street Dayton, Ohio 45402

Craft Connection Brewery Tours is one that is sure to entertain. On this brew tour, you will get a sampling of over a dozen different local crafted brews that are popping up all over the city of Dayton.

The Craft Connection Brewery Tour bus takes you to three different pubs that brew their own beer. When you visit each location, you will get to try three different beers, for a total of 12 different brews. Some of the stops on the tours include Star City Brewing Company, Lucky Star Brewery, Eudora Brewing Co, and the Dayton Beer Company.

 1000 Carillon Boulevard Dayton, Ohio 45409


The center of the aviation industry in Ohio and the Midwest, Dayton has attracted citizens from many different cultures. As a result, the city’s dining scene is an eclectic fusion of local tradition and international flavor. These five must-try restaurants define Dayton’s culinary culture, from laid-back bistros and cafes, to innovative food served in luxury settings.



Bistro, Pizzeria, Restaurant, American, BBQ

Coco’s Bistro is a nice, warm, intimate style restaurant, the menu encompasses a range of upscale American fare along with continental inspiration. Start your experience with an appetizer of fried Brie or how about a Denver lamb rib, and then enjoy a course of Bourbon Street salad or wasabi BBQ duck. For more of a casual experience, try one of their amazing artisanal pizzas. Reservations are suggested, and a private room is available for larger groups.

 250 Warren St Dayton, OH 45402


Vegan, American

Olive, a self-described urban dive, is arguably Dayton’s most accommodating restaurant. Offering gluten-free, paleo-friendly, vegetarian, vegan, and multi-allergy options, Olive has something to please everyone. The restaurant creates its meals from as many local, organic and free-range sources as possible to ensure the highest quality. Re-purposing the former home of a Wympee diner, Dayton’s first drive-in built in 1938, Olive has a unique, Chicago bistro-inspired ambiance inside, while the outside remains the same, including the signage. Like the fast-food restaurants of a bygone era, Olive seeks to make its customer service paramount, the perfect side to its tasty Mediterranean-American fare.

 44 W 3rd St Dayton, OH


Greek, American

Tickets Pub & Eatery is a family-owned business in Fairborn. They serve Greek dishes and some American food including wings, gyro, Greek salad, and catfish. The pub has wine, draft beer, bottled beer, specialty drinks, and spirits. Visit Tickets for good food and fun!

 7 W Main St, Fairborn, OH


Cafe, Restaurant, American

Located just north of the Dayton Airport Coldwater Café offers an exquisite selection of dishes by Chef Nick Hoover. You can also dine at the Chef’s Table, and enjoy a five-course meal with wine pairings. Signature dishes include the Chilean sea bass ostrich filet and gourmet grilled cheese.

Coldwater diners can also take advantage of cozy indoor and outdoor seating, as well as the private function room they named the Upper Plate, which offers great views. Coldwater Cafe is open for daily lunch and dinner.

  19 E Main St Tipp City, OH 45371


Restaurant, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free

Thai 9 offers authentic Thai food and also sushi. Found in Dayton's Oregon Historic District, this Thai restaurant also has a wide selection of wine, craft beer, and liquor. Customer favorites include the Crab Rangoon, Chicken Fried Rice, Pad Thai, Mango Sticky Rice, and sushi. Be warned, when they say it’s spicy … it’s really spicy! Thai 9 has a little something for everyone, adventurous eaters and not-so daring eaters. Try out this local restaurant!

 11 Brown St Dayton, OH 45402