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DaytonUnited States of America

Visit the final resting place of the Wright brothers at this Midwestern destination, which offers historical attractions in a modern city setting.

Dayton is one of Ohio's most culturally rich cities, famous as the source of some of the country's greatest inventions.

Carillon Historical Park offers visitors a glimpse into these technological discoveries. This living history museum has 25 buildings, each offering unique artifacts and exhibits. Relax in the park, walk through the historic structures and enjoy the sounds from the landmark carillon. Children and adults will want to see the 1905 Wright Flyer III, the planet’s first usable airplane.

Explore the history of flight at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. This institution holds more than 360 planes and aviation inventions. Learn about the history of the Air Force and the evolution of stealth technology as well.

Take a self-guided or docent-led tour at the Dayton Art Institute with 27,000 artworks offering visitors a glimpse into Asian, African and American art stretching back 5,000 years.

The Oregon District is ideal for enjoying Dayton’s cultural attractions. Stroll through the picturesque historic district, which offers boutiques, eateries and galleries. Downtown Dayton is located 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) to the west, where the skyline hugs the bank of the Miami River. Head here for nightlife, diverse cuisine and a range of accommodation options. Watch a show at the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center; the distinctive modernist building hosts concerts year-round.

Take a scenic walk through Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum, the resting place of brothers Orville and Wilbur Wright. This park is one of the largest garden cemeteries in the country and is an ideal place to stroll on a sunny day.

Dayton is 70 miles (112.7 kilometers) from Columbus and under 2 hours by car from the larger cities of Cincinnati and Indianapolis. Port Columbus International Airport offers flights to most major U.S. cities.

With its distinct seasons, Dayton offers a unique experience for visitors every month of the year. Plan to visit this Ohio destination to explore a city where historical and modern attractions intersect.

Top Hotels in Dayton

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Dayton - Miamisburg
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Dayton - Miamisburg
3.5 out of 5
300 Prestige Pl, Miamisburg, OH
The price is CA $91 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23

Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Dayton Mall Shopping Center, Cox Arboretum and Gardens Metropark, and LifeCare Hospitals ...

4.2/5Very Good! (728 reviews)

"LOTS OF SPACE. THE ROOM WAS CLEAN, THE HALLS WERE CLEAN. JUST A OVERALL GOOD HOTEL FOR THE MONEY."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 27, 2020

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Dayton - Miamisburg
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Fairborn South, OH
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Fairborn South, OH
2.5 out of 5
3971 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Beavercreek, OH
The price is CA $83 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25

Located in the heart of Beavercreek, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Wright State University, Soin Medical Center - Kettering Health Network, and Dayton ...

4.3/5Excellent! (991 reviews)

"The hotel was clean. Room and bed were comfortable and I felt safe there."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 4, 2021

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Fairborn South, OH
Hampton Inn Dayton Mall
Hampton Inn Dayton Mall
2.5 out of 5
8960 Mall Ring Rd, Dayton, OH
The price is CA $80 per night from Jan 18 to Jan 19

Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Dayton Mall Shopping Center, Cox Arboretum and Gardens Metropark, and LifeCare Hospitals ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (442 reviews)

"It was very clean & quite, the staff was very friendly"…"

Reviewed on Dec. 12, 2020

Hampton Inn Dayton Mall
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Dayton

Staybridge Suites Miamisburg
Staybridge Suites Miamisburg
3 out of 5
10110 Landing Way, Miamisburg, OH
The price is CA $128 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22

Situated in Miamisburg, this aparthotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Wright B Flyer Aircraft Museum and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Dayton Mall Shopping Center. Springboro ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (229 reviews)
Great stay

"Staff was very polite and friendly. Room was clean. Checking in and out was very easy and efficient. Location is phenomenal for food, shopping, and theater. Will definitely stay there again."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 15, 2020

Staybridge Suites Miamisburg
Marriott TownePlace Suites Dayton North
Marriott TownePlace Suites Dayton North
2.5 out of 5
3642 Maxton Road, Dayton, OH
The price is CA $94 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24

Located in Murlin Heights, this aparthotel is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Scene75 Entertainment Center and within 6 mi (10 km) of Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway ...

4.3/5Excellent! (350 reviews)

"Great staff! Free parking, good location. Easy access to multiple attractions."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 22, 2020

Marriott TownePlace Suites Dayton North
Furnished 2 bdrm near Kettering Medical & WPAFB
Furnished 2 bdrm near Kettering Medical & WPAFB
Dayton, OH

Located in the heart of Dayton, this apartment building is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Fraze Pavillion and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from University of Dayton. Hills & Dales ...

Furnished 2 bdrm near Kettering Medical & WPAFB
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Dayton

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4 - Good 46.51162790697674%
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4/5 - Good

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Mar 1, 2020

Wedding at The Steam Factory was fabulous.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Nov 17, 2019

Unsure as it was merely a stopping point as we were passing through.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Aug 11, 2019

Nice city, nice people, despite the Dayton Shooting happens during my stay.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Jul 31, 2019

Very nice city, nice people, nice universities ( Dayton and Wright).

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Jul 20, 2019

Great museums

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Apr 6, 2019

Didn't visit the city. It was a stop over only

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