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Dayton Art Institute Vacation Packages (Flight + Hotel)
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With exceptional special exhibits and an impressive permanent collection, it is easy to see why Dayton’s fine arts museum is such a popular destination.

The Italianate exterior of the Dayton Art Institute is almost as beautiful as the exhibits within. Come see why this site is consistently ranked among North America’s top art museums.

The Dayton Art Institute’s permanent collection encompasses 5,000 years of art history. Browse through the huge variety of art on display, which ranges from ancient Mayan vessels to Monet’s Waterlilies.

The museum is geographically divided into three main sections: the Berry Wing of European Art, the Dicke Wing of American Art and the Patterson/Kettering Wing of Asian Art. Peruse the smaller galleries, where you can find art from around the world.

The gallery is known for its superb temporary and traveling exhibits. When you arrive, check in with the front desk to see what is scheduled on the calendar. Visitors of all ages love the Lange Family Experiencenter. Encourage your children to explore art through interactive displays and appealing exhibits.

Enhance your trip with a free docent-led tour. These experts give fascinating insight into the artwork and artists on display. Rent a tablet from the museum or use your own Wi-Fi-enabled device to take a self-guided tour.

Enjoy a snack in the inviting atmosphere of Leo Bistro, which offers everything from a full lunch to coffee and pastries, with a dinner menu available on Thursdays. After your visit, head to the Museum Store located behind Leo Bistro. Shop for replica sculptures, prints, jewelry made by local artists and other souvenirs.

The museum is open any day of the week except Mondays and major holidays. Enjoy extended hours on Thursdays. The Dayton Art Institute asks visitors to contribute a suggested admission fee, but it is on a donation basis. Note that some special exhibits and events carry a special admission charge. Free parking is available adjacent to the museum.

As you drive into Dayton along the interstate highway, look for the Dayton Art Institute’s distinctive red roof. The gallery is a short walk from the historic downtown area and a 15-minute drive from Dayton International Airport.

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Crowne Plaza Dayton
Crowne Plaza Dayton
3.5 out of 5
33 E 5th Street, Dayton, OH
The price is CA $115 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22

Located in Downtown Dayton, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center and Dayton Art Institute. University of Dayton ...

3.7/5Good! (604 reviews)

"The staff was very accommodating, and the facility/rooms were clean and comfortable. Self parking is in an attached garage that is not owned by the hotel. However, they will validate your parking pass."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 4, 2020

Crowne Plaza Dayton
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Dayton
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Dayton
2.5 out of 5
305 East Monument Ave, Dayton, OH
The price is CA $107 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25

Located in Downtown Dayton, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Fifth Third Field and Dayton Convention Center. University of Dayton is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (127 reviews)

"Was not expecting much but the place is beautiful inside and the staff is awesome. Definitely a nice place to stay."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 19, 2020

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Marriott at the University of Dayton
Marriott at the University of Dayton
3 out of 5
1414 South Patterson Boulevard, Dayton, OH
The price is CA $164 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21

Located in the heart of Dayton, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Carillon Historical Park, University of Dayton, and America's Packard Museum. Dayton Convention ...

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Marriott at the University of Dayton
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Crowne Plaza Dayton
Crowne Plaza Dayton
3.5 out of 5
33 E 5th Street, Dayton, OH
The price is CA $115 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22
Crowne Plaza Dayton
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Dayton
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Dayton
2.5 out of 5
305 East Monument Ave, Dayton, OH
The price is CA $107 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Dayton
Marriott at the University of Dayton
Marriott at the University of Dayton
3 out of 5
1414 South Patterson Boulevard, Dayton, OH
The price is CA $164 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21
Marriott at the University of Dayton
Courtyard by Marriott Dayton-University of Dayton
Courtyard by Marriott Dayton-University of Dayton
3 out of 5
2006 Edwin C. Moses Blvd, Dayton, OH
The price is CA $103 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22
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Ultra Luxury Oregon District 6th St King Bed
Ultra Luxury Oregon District 6th St King Bed
Dayton, OH
The price is CA $253 per night from Feb 8 to Feb 9
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Inn Port Lodging
Inn Port Lodging
2.5 out of 5
22 Brown Street, Dayton, OH
The price is CA $164 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
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Oregon District Art House
Oregon District Art House
Dayton, OH
Oregon District Art House
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South Park location that puts you near all of Daytons attractions
Dayton, OH
The price is CA $102 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
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Historic Haven-DT Dayton, UD&Oregon-5min radius
Historic Haven-DT Dayton, UD&Oregon-5min radius
Dayton, OH
Historic Haven-DT Dayton, UD&Oregon-5min radius
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