Bill Franz
Bill Franz
Bill Franz
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Welcome to Dayton

Known as The Birthplace of Aviation and so much more!, Dayton is home to the Wright Brothers, the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, the Wright family mansion Hawthorn Hill, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force (the world’s largest and oldest military aviation museum and the state’s most visited free tourist attraction!), and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base where scientists and engineers at the Air Force Research Laboratories are developing the latest in aerospace technology. In recent years, Dayton has been known as the home to the First Four. The play in games for March Madness, NCAA Men’s D-1 basketball tournament are held at UD Arena. Dayton/Montgomery County, located at one of the busiest crossroads of America, where I-75 north/south meets I-70 east/west, also boasts an international airport serviced by the major carriers. Accessible, affordable, Dayton/Montgomery County offers world-class attractions, diverse accommodations, fantastic arts and culture performances, beautiful parks with bike and recreation trails, a variety of sporting venues and events, plus fabulous shopping and dining

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Dayton is an outstanding destination for meetings, conventions, reunions, youth and amateur sports tournaments, events and the leisure traveler. But don’t just take our word for it – check out our new destination and sports videos below to see all that Dayton has to offer for your event!  We invite you to explore and experience our community!

Looking for a great host for your next sporting event? Dayton is a home run, a slam dunk, and a hat trick all in one! Check out some of the sporting events we host in our video below, and make Dayton your destination for top-flight sports!

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Highlights
Air Force Museum

Examine a Wright Brothers plane, sit in a jet cockpit, walk through a NASA shuttle crew compartment trainer, or stand in awe of…more

Wright B Flyer at Dayton Wright Brothers Airport

Ride a look-alike reproduction of the Wright Brothers' 1911 Wright B Military Flyer, the inventors' first mass-produced…more

Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park

Dayton is the proud home of the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park a “must-visit” attraction in Dayton.…more

Dayton Cultural and RTA Center

Housed in the city's oldest African-American Baptist church, the Dayton cultural and RTA Center has become one of Dayton's major…more

The Human Race Theatre Company

Dayton's only professional theater company, the Human Race Theatre Company provides an exciting repertoire of theatrical…more

Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center

This world-class performing arts facility designed by famed architect Cesar Pelli presents spectacular performances throughout…more

Wright B Flyer at Dayton Wright Brothers Airport

Ride a look-alike reproduction of the Wright Brothers' 1911 Wright B Military Flyer, the inventors' first mass-produced…more

Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park

Dayton is the proud home of the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park a “must-visit” attraction in Dayton.…more

Air Force Museum

Examine a Wright Brothers plane, sit in a jet cockpit, walk through a NASA shuttle crew compartment trainer, or stand in awe of…more

Dayton Demolition

The Dayton Demolition Professional Hockey Club, based in Dayton Ohio, are proud members of the Federal Hockey League.…more

Dayton Dragons

This popular Dayton sport is carried on by the Dayton Dragons, a Class-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds.…more

Dutch Lions

Futbol...football? No, here in the midwest, futbol can only mean one thing - SOCCER! Dayton, Ohio is quickly becoming known as…more

Linh's Restaurant

Freshly made Vietnamese cooking.…more

Breweries

While Dayton has a 200 year history with microbreweries thanks to Col. George Newcom, it has seen a resurgence in the last couple…more

Carillon Brewing Company

The Dayton area is now home to 10 wildly popular local breweries.…more

Shopping in Dayton

If shopping is one of your favorite pastimes, you certainly won’t leave Dayton disappointed. The area features several large,…more

Outdoor Sports Venues

view all of out outdoo venues for soccer and stuff …more

Goloka

Owned by wood furniture artist Shon Walters, the space is open to visitors but has no set hours of operation.…more

Featured Events
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Adidas Warrior Soccer Classic

Nearly 550 youth soccer teams compete at fields throughout…more