K-12 Gallery For Young People 510 East
Third Street, Dayton, OH 45402,
937-461-5149, A nonprofit arts
organization offering children classes,
workshops, exhibitions, and special events
"aiming to provide young people with a true
sense of community, belonging and respect."
Laser Quest 201 East Alex-Bell Road,
Centerville, OH 45459, 937-434-0088,
Laser Quest is live action laser tag at its
best. Enter the multi-level arena where fog,
music and special effects combine to provide an
incredible combination of tag and hide & seek.
For family and group events, birthday parties or
on your own, Laser Quest is interactive intense
fun for ages 7-77.
RiverScape MetroPark 111 East Monument
Avenue, Dayton, OH 45402, 937-274-0126,
A development featuring permanent interactive
exhibits and entertainment centers. A fountain
shoots five streams of water 200 feet in the
air. Music and laser/light shows are scheduled
Splash! Moraine 3800 Main Street,
Moraine, OH 45439, 937-535-1100,
A 20,000 square feet wave pool, a lazy river,
and water slides await you at Splash! Moraine.
||Historic Sites &
Historic Oregan District 46 Hess Street,
Dayton, OH 45402, 937-223-0538,
A historical residential district, five square
blocks in size, at the edge of downtown Dayton.
Home to some of the city's first merchants.
Within the district is a unique block of fine
restaurants, outdoor dining, taverns,
entertainment, and unusual retail shops. Walking
tour brochures available.
SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park
2301 West River Road, Dayton, OH 45418-2815,
937-268-8199, Listed on the
National Register of Historic Places and a
National Historic Landmark, this excavated site
is a partially reconstructed Fort Ancient period
Native American village along the Great Miami
River. Those who lived in this area were the
first intensive farmers and the last prehistoric
group to occupy it prior to the arrival of
European settlers. Experimental archaeological
research and an interpretive center are on-site.
Woodland Cemetery & Arboretum (circa
1841) 118 Woodland Avenue, Dayton, OH
45409-2892, 937-228-2581, One of
the nationís five oldest rural/garden
cemeteries, Woodland Cemetery has become a
cultural, botanical, and educational resource
for Dayton. The Arboretumís 200 acres of rolling
hills have over 3,000 trees and 165 specimens of
native Midwestern woody plants. The Romanesque
gateway, chapel, and office are listed on
National Register of Historic Places. Wilbur and
Orville Wright and Erma Bombeck are buried here.
Aullwood Audubon Center & Farm 1000
Aullwood Road, Dayton, OH 45414,
937-890-7360, An environmental
education center, Aullwood offers children and
adults the chance to learn how to protect birds
and other wildlife and the habitats in which
Carillon Historical Park 1000 Carillon
Boulevard, Dayton, OH 45409, 937-293-2841,
An outdoor history museum celebrating the
history of the area with over 20 exhibit
buildings on a 65-acre site. The centerpiece of
the exhibits is the 1905 Wright Flyer III housed
in Wright Hall. Other outstanding exhibits
include the 1796 Newcom Tavern, the oldest
standing building in Dayton, the William Morris
House, antique automobiles, bicycles, and a
train manufactured in the Miami Valley.
Dayton Art Institute 456 Belmonte Park
North, Dayton, OH 45406, 937-223-5277,
Overlooking the Great Miami River and
downtown Dayton, in an Italian Renaissance-style
building, the Dayton Art Institute houses an
extensive permanent collection of American,
European, Asian and African art, as well as
special exhibitions, educational programs, and
Dayton International Peace Museum 208
West Monument Avenue, Dayton, OH 45402,
937-22PEACE, The world spends over $2
Billion a day on weapons of war. Where are the
images of peace? "There is no way to Peace.
Peace is the Way." The museum houses permanent
exhibits, hosts peace activities, and special
Dayton Visual Arts Center 40 West Fourth
Street, Dayton, OH 45402, 937-224-3822,
DVAC, the leading contemporary art gallery
and visual artists' organization in greater
Dayton, presents a series of quality exhibitions
and programs that promote regional visual
artists each year.
National Afro-American Museum and Cultural
Center 1350 Brush Bow Road; P.O. Box
578, Wilberforce, OH 45384, 937-376-4944,
800-752-2603, More than 10,000
items and artifacts honor and preserve
African-American culture and history at the
National Afro-American Museum and Cultural
Center, one-half mile north of U.S. 42 and
adjacent to Central State University. The
museum's permanent exhibition, "From Victory to
Freedom: Afro-American Life in the Fifties,"
explores African-American experiences in
America's history from the period following
World War II to the passage of the Voting Rights
Act of 1964.
||National Parks &
Dayton Aviation Heritage Historical Park
22 South Williams Street, Dayton, OH 45402,
937-225-7705, Dedicated to three
exceptional men, Wilbur Wright, Orville Wright,
and Paul Laurence Dunbar, this historical park
exhibits their groundbreaking work in the Miami
Valley. In the Wright Cycle Company building
there is a museum about the Wright brothers in
Dayton and the Paul Laurence Dunbar State
Memorial honors this African American writer's
prolific works concerning America's social
Carriage Hill MetroPark & Farm 7800 East
Shull Road, Dayton, OH 45424, 937-879-0461,
Discover 900 acres rich in cultural and
natural history where you can journey back to
the 1880's. Household chores and farming are
performed as they were 100 years ago and a
variety of farm animals fill the barn.
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery 2600
DeWeese Parkway, Dayton, OH 45414,
937-275-7431, Explore the wonders of
the world at Boonshoft Museum of Discovery where
adults and children can experience tons of
scientific adventure through such areas of the
center as the Hall of the Universe, Charles E.
Exley, Jr. Wild Ohio Zoo, and EcoTrek.