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Dayton Travel Guide, Ohio

 Dayton, OH US - Overview: Gem City

Dayton, also known as the ‘Gem City’, is located in the Montgomery County of Ohio, with a population close to 160,000. The city has got a rich heritage of innovations and inventions and the recorded per capita is more than any other city of the nation. Some of the inventions include microfiche, stepladder, cellophane tape, space food, movie projector, gas masks, parking meters, airplane supercharger and parachutes. Since most contributions to the world of aviation were done here, Dayton is also recognized as ‘Birthplace of Aviation’.

A small group of settlers founded Dayton in April, 1796. In 1805, the town was incorporated and was named after Jonathan Dayton, captain in American Revolutionary War. Jonathan Dayton was also the signer of U.S. Constitution. City was home of pioneers in aviation, Wilbur and Orville Wright. Prior to their aviation success, they ran a bicycle shop in the city. Again, names like Paul Laurence Dunbar (Famous Poet) and John H. Patterson (founder of National Cash Register Corporation) also belonged to this wonderful city.

If you’re looking to spend your vacation in Dayton, then you’ll be in for a surprise to the number of sightseeing opportunities that you’ll be endowed with. Some of the popular places with historical importance in the city include Aullwood Audobon Center and Farm, Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, Carriage Hill Metropark and Farm, Gateway Sports Park, Sunwatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park, Carillon Historical Park and Dayton Art Institute. People even pay a visit to Paul Laurence Dunbar State Memorial, Sunwatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park and United States Air Force Museum, when they stop at Dayton.

Another popular sight in the city is Wright-Patterson AFB. This is the flying field that was used by the Wright Brothers for test flying their planes and making them perfect.

Dayton is not one of those places that have a happening nightlife. Still, it’s excellent for grabbing a drink and  dance. It offers you a wonderful setting to meet new people. Popular bars in the city include Vue, Uno Chicago, Sugarcreek, Applebee’s Bar & Grill, Huber Heights and West Carrollton. Not only you’ll get a variety in alcohols, but the cuisine might also find a place in your heart. At the same time, the environment prevailing at these places keep you on your heels all the while.

You’ll be greeted with a friendly atmosphere, the moment you set foot in the City of Dayton. So plan your vacation to the Gem City, today!

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