- 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
Dream Drive Exotics Cincinnati MoreLess Info
Participants test their driving skills on a track filled with twists and turns during this autocross experience
89% 92 votes
2301 West River Road, Dayton, OH 45418 MoreLess Info
Visitors can take a peak at the ongoing archaeological research at the SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park. The park contains a replica Native American village where visitors can experience an authentic pow wow with dancing and singing.
The Dayton Playhouse has provided theatrical productions to audiences of all ages for more than fifty years. The Playhouse has a youth program that provides workshops for kids. Dayton Playhouse is nationally recognized for FutureFest, a festival of new plays.
Kettering Recreation Complex is 152,000 square feet and offers over a thousand programs each year including swimming, ice skating, fitness, gardening, self-defense and even etiquette. It includes a water park, ice arena, gym, indoor pool and senior center.
Cox Arboretum MetroPark is 189 acre park that features a variety of trees, gardens, shrubs, forests, and prairies and houses a native-Ohio Butterfly House. The park offers various educational programs about plant science, conservation, and horticulture.
74% 170 votes
Between East Fifth and East Sixth Streets, Dayton, OH MoreLess Info
The historical city, also known as the Oregon District, exhibits monuments of architecture dating back to the beginning of the 19th century, when the city was founded. In here there are found galleries, coffee houses, shops, and nightclubs, among others.
The Dixie Drive-In Theatre is a 2-screen movie theater that shows big-budget Hollywood movies from Thursday through Sunday. The theater provides concessions and offers discounted tickets to kids ages 12 and under.
78% 18 votes
208 W Monument Ave, Dayton, OH 45402 MoreLess Info
Dayton International Peace Museum is one of the few community-based institutions with a focus on peace. They provide educational programs and exhibits that are non-partisan and feature themes of nonviolent conflict resolution, social justice issues, international relations and peace.
Part of the popular stand up club franchise, the Dayton Funny Bone Comedy Club features a variety of stand up styles on a regular basis throughout the month. Food and drinks are served on an a la carte basis unless the guest purchases a dinner show package ticket.