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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. For more information and to access a digital copy of the 2017 Destination Dayton Visitors Guide click here. 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


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!

4th Building Now OPEN - National Museum of the...

The world’s largest military aviation museum is even bigger! See more than 70 aircraft in four new galleries -- Presidential, Research &

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