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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

Do you like supporting local producers and finding interesting products and ingredients? Look no further than the 2nd Street Market. 2nd Street Market can be found in a historic freight house and features local growers, bakers, culinary specialists, and artisans. This market is reminiscent of European markets, it's alive with vendors, people, and activity during market hours. 

  600 E Second St. Dayton, OH 

You can see 5,000 years of art and culture right here in Dayton, OH at the Dayton Art Institute. See this world-class art for yourself and peruse the 27,000 pieces in the collection. You can also look forward to the museum's annual Art Ball or Oktoberfest events that the museum puts on annually. This is another great place to go in Dayton no matter what the weather is like. The museum was founded in 1919 and has been a staple of Dayton for over 100 years. 

 456 Belmonte Park North

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

Wheat Penny

Restaurant, American-Italian

Wheat Penny is intentional about everything it serves including the Pizza dough that is left to develop for 48 hours. At Wheat Penny everything is very personal and homemade. This chic Americans-Style Italian food specializes in pizza but also has something for everyone with pasta, salads, and sandwiches also featured on the menu. Stay for dessert and try the housemade buckeye ice cream. 

  515 Wayne Ave Dayton, OH

Dublin Pub

Irish, American

Dublin Pub is a great place to eat nearby and serves an amazing brunch complete with a traditional Irish breakfast and mimosas. Visit for dinner and explore the pub's extensive Wisk(e)y collection. This Dayton favorite has fantastic food from the traditional Irish corned beef and cabbage to the brisket and mac and cheese. 

 300 Wayne Ave. Dayton, OH

Pettibone Coffee

Cafe, Restaurant, American

If you’re looking for a great cup of coffee in Dayton, OH look no further than Pettibone Coffee. Pettibone specially roasts coffee to represent the coffee’s origin and typically light-medium roasts. Pair your amazing cup of coffee with a croissant sandwich or a hot honey-grilled cheese.  If you don’t like coffee, there are even some great tea options available. 

  215 Woodman Drive Riverside, OH


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