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Dayton Art Institute, Dayton

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The Dayton Art Institute (DAI) is a museum of fine arts in Dayton, Ohio, United States. The Dayton Art Institute has been rated one of the top 10 best art museums in the United States for children. The museum also ranks in the top 3% of all art museums in North America in 3 of 4 factors. In 2007, the art institute saw 303,834 visitors.
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  • The DAI is a beautiful art museum that not only houses a lot of beautiful and important works of art, it also features many exceptional exhibits that showcase rare and beautiful artwork that a lot of....  more »
  • Was honored to attend the Dayton Area Bd of Realtors 2020 induction at Dayton Art Institute. As a first time visitor, I was amazed at a fantastic collection in a beautiful building. Dayton Art...  more »
  • Its been awhile since I have been here and I forget how nice it is. The art jewelry exhibit is only there for a little while longer but such a lovely exhibit. The design and execution of the pieces....  more »
  • This is a very interesting place with something for the whole family to enjoy. The exhibits are nicely laid out and they even have an elevator for those who can not do steps. You can also drop in the snack shop to grab a quick snack, drink or to just rest for a few minutes before enjoying more exhibits.
  • Great free parking. Admission was affordable. I really loved the outdoor area. There is so much to see. A great place to visit for a good price. I do wish the children's area was bigger with more activities and someone to host the area so children could have a more enjoyable experience. My 9 year old son was bored. My husband and I enjoyed our time.
  • Realitively small but laid out in a logical and easy to navigate way. Each item has clear information posted nearby, it's clean, bright and quiet with cheerful and informative employees close by at all times. There's a nice gift shop and a snack bar. This is not the Louvre but it's worth touring for a couple of hours.
  • I have attended many events at the Art Institute as well as just admiring the Art itself. They make a quiet moment exhilarating by adding events that just blow your socks off. Their fall Oktoberfest brings in a packed property of all ages with fun, music, wine, great Lite Beer from Miller as well as German beers from all over the area. Recently attended Bourbon and Bubbles there which was just as fun from inside the facility. This is a place that should not be overlooked with all its excellence inside and out!
  • Love the art institute! A great place to go on a rainy day...or any day really! It’s so nice that small town Dayton has an art museum that we can go to and enjoy!

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