Things To See and Do in Dayton, Ohio
Dayton KOA Holiday is your base camp to explore all the Dayton area offers! You will never be far from fun for the whole family and Dayton, OH attractions. Enjoy fun things to do in Dayton, Ohio, like a wide variety of museums, a local drive-in movie theater, and the magic of the Paramount's Kinds Island Amusement Park. Adults will craft breweries, coffee shops, shopping, casinos and restaurants in Dayton's Oregon District. Rain or shine, there will be plenty of fun on and off the campground to make lasting family memories that will make you want to return. Call us at 937-833-3888 to reserve your stay at one of our RV Sites, Camping Cabins, or Tent Sites today!
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
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
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!
Carillon Historical Park
Over 65 acres of land make this historical park an enjoyable place to spend a summer day. Over 50 unusual historical exhibits tracing the age of industrial development are housed here. A favorite exhibit is the Wright Flyer III, the place described by Orville Wright as the one in which he and his brother really learned to fly. Other exhibits include a 1920 auto dealership, an old print shop, a grist mill, locks from a canal, a one-room schoolhouse, antique trains, and even an early period gas station. Open May 1 through October 31. There is an admission fee of $1.00.
1000 Carillion Blvd.
Dayton, OH 45409
The Echo Restaurant
For nearly 75 years the diner has welcomed locals and travelers alike and has been a brunch hotspot that never disappoints.Serving up diner classics like corned beef hash, chili, and a variety of sandwiches, The Echo also offers up some dishes that entertain you both with their names as well as what they manage to put together. In fact, they have a whole section of their menu called Hangover Helper that is full of everything you need to soak up all your bad decisions from last night. On this menu, you'll find the Hot Mess which is a mound of French fries topped with scrambled eggs, sausage, and bacon covered in gravy and cheese.As appetizing as that sounds, what we are really fond of here at The Echo is their desserts. Well, their pie, specifically. So be sure you save some room to get a chocolate cream piece or two in there.
3510 Edwards Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45208
Paramount's Kings Island Amusement Park
One of Ohio's premier amusement parks with rides, games and shows daily. Rides for the young and old with a special area just for the little ones. Concerts are held on various dates throughout the summer featuring national acts. A ticket to the concert includes admission into the park.
6300 Kings Island Drive
Mason, OH 45040
Dayton Art Institute
The Dayton Art Institute is as beautiful to look at as the works housed inside. A fine Midwest art collection is located in an outstanding example of Italian Renaissance Architecture. Concerts, films, lectures and symposiums are among the programs offered. Admission is free. Open Noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.
456 Belmonte Park N
Dayton, OH 45405
Dayton Museum of Natural History
Highlights of this museum are the live animal exhibit and the planetarium, which offers seven sky shows weekly. Admission is charged on Sunday through Friday, and the museum is free on Saturday. It is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, and open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Friday. Also open 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
2600 Deweese Pkwy
Dayton, OH 45414
Brookville Historical Society and Museum
Located in the Samuel Spitler house in downtown Brookville, this home is said to be the finest example of Victorian Architecture in Ohio. Completely restored to original condition and furnished with period furniture. Open 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and other times by appointment. The museum is closed on holidays.
14 Market Street
Brookville, OH 45309
Historic Clifton Mill
Enjoy breakfast or lunch at Clifton Mill, one of America's oldest grist mills, situated along the scenic Little Miami River, adjacent to Clifton Gorge and located in the Historic Village of Clifton. Hike the trails in Clifton Gorge and shop at the local antique shops.
75 Water Street
Clifton, OH 45316
Glen Helen Nature Preserve
This large nature reserve has some of the most extensive hiking trails in the area. While walking the trails, you will experience nature at its finest with many varieties of birds and vegetation. You will be awed by the natural waterfalls and beauty of the area.
405 Corry Street
Yellow Springs, OH 45387
Many shops located within 15 miles of the campground. Whether it is a small or large shop there is an assortment of fine antiques and collectibles.
Wright Cycle Company Complex
The Wright Cycle Company Complex is named the Birthplace of Aviation. Creating their own brand of bicycle, Orville and Wilbur Wright learned how to use manufacturing equipment at this site. New knowledge of manufacturing technology and capabilities allowed the duo to start developing plans for manned flight. The Victorian brick bicycle shop is part of the National Park System.
16 South Williams Street
Dayton, OH 45402