Local Area Attractions Near Dayton KOA Holiday
National Museum of the United States Air Force
The museum, located near Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, is the oldest and largest military aviation museum in the world. The informative chronological layout tells the exciting story of flight from the days of the Wright Brothers at Kittyhawk to the modern Space Age. Exhibits include approximately 200 aircrafts and missiles, plus many family oriented and historically interesting aeronautical displays. The IMAX Theatre is a unique addition to the museum treating the visitor to a three story movie screen experience. Shows are scheduled throughout the day. Featured films are changed on a regular basis. Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
1100 Spaatz Street
Dayton, OH 45431
Melody 49 Drive-In Theater
This classic movie-watching experience is located just down the road from the Dayton KOA Holiday! Load up the car with blankets and pillows, then make the short 1-mile drive to this 18-acre drive-in movie theater to watch classic movies and recent blockbusters. This unique drive-in theater features not one but TWO different giant movie screens. Two movies play simultaneously, just tune your FM radio to the soundtrack being broadcast for the movie you are watching! When looking at show times, note which movies are playing on Screen 1 or Screen 2.
7606 Pleasant Plain Rd
Brookville, OH 45309
Dayton's Oregon District
No trip to Dayton is complete without a visit to the city's Oregon District. Within just a few city blocks, you'll find a wide array of bars and restaurants, a comedy center, theaters, coffee shops, boutique ships, and much more. Many of the bars and restaurants have a place to purchase a drink to sip while you enjoy some time outdoors.
Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm
Guests visiting Aullwood Audubon's 200-acre nature sanctuary will enjoy ponds, prairies, woods, and 8 miles of trails connecting the nature center and farm. Aullwood Audubon's Nature Center features hands-on exhibits, birdwatching, and themed educational classrooms, while Aullwood Farm showcases delightful animals, an outdoor pavilion, and an 1850's barn. Both also contain rentable meeting and wedding spaces. Aullwood Audubon's unique annual events include Native Plant Sale, Farm Babies Fest, Aullwood Fall Festival and Birdseed Sale, and of course the new exhibit “The Troll that Hatched an Egg” by internationally-recognized Thomas Dambo.
Photography Credit: Aullwood Audubon
1000 Aullwood Road
Dayton, OH 45414
Miami Valley Bike Trail Network
Ohio's Miami Valley offers the nation's largest network of paved trails, with over 350 miles of paved trails available! The public bikeway is built on the old railroad tracks, which ensures smooth riding with mostly flat terrain (and inclines are very gradual)! The Dayton Bikeway is an extensive paved trail along the Great Miami River that stretches from the southern suburbs, through the City of Dayton, to the northwest. Sites to see on the bikeway include Kettering Fields Softball Complex, Carillon Park and Bell Tower, The Museum of Natural History, Triangle Park, Island Park and much more!