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Dayton Sights and Landmarks Guide, Ohio

Dayton, OH US - Sights: You cannot let the eyes stop at one

Over the years, Dayton has rapidly become a modern community. Today’s Dayton is not at all rooted and filled in the history of past. However, many of the special and regular events of this beautiful town have their base in its history. The annual festival of pasta and noodles is held in the month of May. It is sponsored by the ‘Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce’. Both professional and amateur cook participate in this festival.

To add to the list of attractions, Dayton also has ‘Wright Cycle Company Complex’. It has two adjoining buildings: Aviation Trail Visitor Center & Museum and the Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center. The latter one is the main center for the visitors and also occupies the Hoover block. A bicycle shop was also opened in 1892. Then there is ‘Dayton Art Institute’, which is opened to tourists 365 days a year. It has some of the finest collections of contemporary arts. The ‘Carillon Park’ situated on the Carillon Boulevard is a historical museum, which contains historic homes that were moved there. Though smaller, it is like Green field village in Michigan. There are artifacts from Wright Brothers, NCR and many more.

The ‘Dayton International Peace Museum’ situated on the West Monument Avenue is one of the finest museums in the world. It has collections, which comprise of every possible category.

The ‘Hoover Historical Center’ has ‘sweeping changes’ in display, which is the childhood home of Hoover, the founder. Displays of history of cleaning devices like antique cleaning device, vacuum cleaning device and manual cleaning device from the 1800s are also there. 

‘The Wright Patterson Air force Base’ is a very important part of the economy, as it is a reason behind most tourism and it has almost 23,000 people as its employees. It boasts the ‘National Museum of US Air Force’ and also the ‘Huffman Prairie Flying Field’. In this place, Oliver and Wilbur Wright perfected their flying skills in the early 1900s. There is also a rumor that Wright Patterson is the resting place of an UFO that crashed in Roswell.

The National Museum of Air Force’ is a huge facility. It has over 300 aircrafts on display. The displayed aircrafts period range from the earliest days of aviation to the most modern machines. It is very nicely maintained and is an interesting place even for non-aviation buffs.

These are few of the many attractions that are present in Dayton, which can allow you to have full advantage of your stay in the city.

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