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Specialty Museum
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Home to more than 360 aircraft and missiles, National Museum of the US Air Force is the world's largest and oldest military aviation museum.
Historic Site
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Learn about the history of the city at Carillon Historical Park, with its selection of historical buildings and exhibits tracing the city fro
Outdoor Activity
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Theme Park
Kings Island , Mason
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Kings Island plays home to more than 80 rides, including many world-class roller coasters. The 147 hectare (364 acre) park receives much fame
Art Museum
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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 to
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Dayton

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Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F. Kettering, inventor of the automobile self starter. The city was dubbed "The Gem City” after an anonymous author published an article in 1845 calling the city a gem. It is also a cultural gem for its visual art and theater culture, with venues ranging from a minimalist and expansive performing arts center to a charming Victorian structure. The downtown district touts only about 150,000 residents, while the suburbs encompass almost 900,000 people. Cultural spaces and the ten historical districts of the city are within walking distance or a short bus ride of each other. The cultural spaces provide entertainment all year long, but during the hot summer months both residents and visitors flock to the shores of the Miami River for outdoor activities. You can plan United States trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

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Where to stay in Dayton

Modern hotels with both executive suites and standard rooms are conveniently located downtown. Just outside this area are family-owned bed and breakfasts, which have fewer rooms but an abundance of character. Both locations offer easy access to sites in the downtown area.
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