How Dayton Changed the World!

Inventions from Dayton have literally changed the world! In fact, at the turn of the 20th century, Dayton had more patents per capita than any other city in the nation and one-sixth of the nation’s corporate executives had spent a portion of their career at legendary Dayton company, National Cash Register (NCR). The airplane. The self-starting ignition for the automobile. The ice-cube tray, and pop-top can. Yep, they were invented in Dayton. Visit Dayton and catch our innovative spirit!


carousel of innovation

Kettering Education Center & Carousel of Innovation
Continue your exploration of Carillon Historical Park. Be amazed by the dozens of ornate NCR cash registers, and interactive shows in the Kettering Education Center and take a ride on the Carousel of Innovation!


Woodland Cemetery & Arboretum
Finish the day out at Woodland Cemetery & Arboretum. Here you will find the memorial and graves of infamous Wilbur and Orville Wright, as well as Dayton native Paul Laurence Dunbar. Walk all the way to the top of the cemetery and enjoy a beautiful view of the Dayton skyline. 



Huffman Prairie Flying Field
Take a short drive to experience the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center and see where the Wright Brothers perfected flight!  Call ahead for opening status.