Local Area Attractions Near Dayton KOA Holiday

National Museum of the United States Air Force

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

937-255-3286

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Carillon Historical Park

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

937-293-2841

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Paramount's Kings Island Amusement Park

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

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The Beach Waterpark

The Beach Waterpark

Ranked as a national top 10 waterpark by the New York Times, The Beach is the largest regional waterpark with the only watercoaster in the Midwest. Relax in adult leisure area, splash in Thunder Beach wave pool or race down water slides. Play areas for children, food and shopping. Open daily May 24 to September 2.

2590 Water Park Drive

Mason, OH 45040

513-398-7946

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Armstrong Air and Space Museum

Armstrong Air and Space Museum

"One small step for a man, a giant leap for mankind" 
The museum shares the story of Neil Armstrong and other Ohians who attempted to defy gravity, the Space Race and current space exploration.

500 Apollo Drive

Wapakoneta, OH 45895

419-738-8811

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Airstream Factory Tours

Airstream Factory Tours

Tour the factory and see Airstream travel trailers made right before your eyes! The factory is located in Jackson Center.

419 W Pike Street

Jackson Center, OH 45334

937-596-6111

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Dayton Art Institute

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

937-223-5277

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Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park

Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park

Comprised of several sites in and around Dayton, this park includes the site of the original bicycle shop of the Wright Brothers.

16 S Williams Street

Dayton, OH 45402

937-225-7705

Dayton Museum of Natural History

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

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Kill-Kare Speedway and Dragway

Kill-Kare Speedway and Dragway

Race fans, this is your place for racing. Features both an oval track and drag strip. Races held every weekend throughout the summer. Located nearby in Xenia.

1166 Dayton Xenia Road

Xenia, OH 45385

937-429-2961

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Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm

Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm

A working farm doubles as an environmental educational facility. Operated by the National Auduban Society, the farm is designed for outdoor, environmental and agricultural education. There is a nature trail where young and old will delight in the many varieties of plant and animal life.

1000 Aullwood Road

Dayton, OH 45414

937-890-7360

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Brookville Historical Society and Museum

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

937-833-0285

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Bikeway

Bikeway

The public bikeway is a fine gravel surface bikeway built on the old railroad tracks. 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!

Garst Museum

Garst Museum

This museum has an outstanding collection of early American artifacts and local Native American Indian artifacts. The museum also includes a large collection of Annie Oakley memorabilia and a Lowell Thomas exhibit.

205 N Broadway Street

Greenville, OH 45331

937-548-5250

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Historic Clifton Mill

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

937-767-5501

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Glen Helen Nature Preserve

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

937-769-1902

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Antique shops

Antique shops

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.