- Our list of the best things to do in Dayton, Ohio, features the top 112 nearby activities — including 52 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Dayton, OH has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Entertainment & Shows, Amusement, and Museums & Galleries.
- The results below include the top 36 things to do within the city of Dayton, OH , followed by 76 popular activities in nearby cities, including Lebanon, Springfield, Middletown, Fairborn, Yellow Springs, Kettering, Centerville and Beavercreek
Dayton's Victoria Theater hosts a wide variety of high-profile performances. Attractions include Broadway productions, educational programs, musical performances, laser shows, and seasonal specials. There is also an on-site restaurant and reception and meeting spaces.
With permanent exhibitions such as Discovery Zoo and African Room, home of Nesiur the Mummy, the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery intends to attract especially children in order to educate them in a playful manner. There is a total of 9 permanent exhibitions in here, as well as other temporary ones.
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Conducted by longtime veteran Neil Gittelman, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra performs a wide variety of musical programs and styles. They often partner with the Dayton Opera and Ballet companies for multigenre performances, and they offer an array of educational programs.
Warped Wing Brewery offers weekly tours where patrons can fully view the brewhouse and packaging line, sample pints or flights of beers and hear a history of the brewery. Their tasting room is open 5 nights a week.
Billed as the country's largest indoor entertainment facility, Scene75 Entertainment Center offers a wide variety of amusements. They feature an indoor go-kart track, laser-tag arena, bowling lanes, bumper cars, and many more entertainment options, as well as a full-service restaurant.
The National City Second Street Market is the largest and oldest operating public market in Dayton. The present location of the market is within the former Baltimore and Ohio Railroad warehouse that was built in 1911.
A functioning farm with animals, planted fields, and crafts, Carriage Hill MetroPark and Farm features staff in period costumes and historical exhibits. There is a small pond with a walking trail around it, and there are picnic areas, as well.