It was in a small bicycle shop in Dayton that the Wright brothers imagined their aerodynamic principles and created their first gliders. The so-called “birthplace of aviation” remembers its lofty past with the National Museum of the U. S. Air Force and the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park. SunWatch Indian Village and Archaeological Park offers a glimpse at an earlier history of the area. Dayton’s vibrant arts and cultural scenes boast numerous museums, theaters and galleries.

Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark

Stroll through formal gardens and the delightful Children's Discovery Garden. Every season has something special to offer. Home gardeners will find a wealth of design ideas, wonderful plants, and cultivation techniques suitable for the Miami Valley. Also walk the Marie Aull Nature Trail and Swamp Forest Boardwalk and discover the scenic Stillwater River corridor.

Aullwood Audubon

Aullwood inspires, teaches, and involves! Aullwood is an environmental education center in western Ohio. As an Audubon Center of the National Audubon Society, our goal is to promote the protection of birds, other wildlife and the habitats on which they depend. Aullwood offers both children and adults the opportunity to experience and appreciate the world through experience-based education....

SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park

SunWatch offers exploration and learning, both indoors and out! Visitors will enjoy immersing themselves in the 800-year-old reconstructed Village that features several structures located in their original, exact locations, as well as learning about the history of the Village and its inhabitants in the indoor Interpretive Center.

Dayton Art Institute

COVID-19 UPDATE: The museum reopened to members on July 10 and reopens to the general public on July 17. Current museum hours are Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, noon - 5 p.m. Founded in 1919, The Dayton Art Institute is one of the region’s premier fine arts museums. In addition to exhibiting outstanding special exhibitions and impressive collections of art from throughout...