Many people aren’t aware that Dayton, OH and the surrounding cities are filled with hidden gems. The city is full of historic landmarks and stories that are just waiting to be explored. If you or a family member are looking for something to do, here are some great fun and educational places you can visit in the Dayton area:
The FREE National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is located in the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. It is the world’s largest and oldest military aviation museum. It features more than 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles and thousands of artifacts. It is the perfect place to learn all about the United States Air Force for people of all generations.
This National Park is located in the heart of Dayton. It is compiled of five National Historic Landmarks that tell the stories of the lives and legacies of Wilbur Wright, Orville Wright, and Paul Laurence Dunbar. Some of the park attractions include the Paul Laurence Dunbar House Historic Site, Huffman Prairie Flying Field, and 1905 Wright Flyer III which was the world’s first practical airplane. Whether you visit one landmark or all of them, you are sure to learn a lot of cool things.
Located in Dayton, visitors can explore the Aullwood Nature Center that is full of informative exhibits, educational games, and more! The Aullwood Farm has all sorts of fun learning opportunities that include fascinating animals and interesting exhibits that make for the perfect field-trip. Last, but not least the Aullwood Nature Sanctuary is 200 acres of beautiful nature sanctuary. The sanctuary is encompassed with several different habitats. Visitors can travel through six miles of walking trails that take them through prairies, young and old woodlands, wetlands, ponds, and sustainable farmland.