Find out how Dayton changed the world at Carillon Historical Park. This 65-acre park and open-air history museum features more than 30 buildings and was designed by the Olmsted Brothers (the famed landscape architects responsible for Central Park). With the Wright Brothers National Museum, a hand-carved carousel, 4-D theatre, trains, slides, living history experiences, thousands of artifacts, extensive educational programming and so much more, Carillon Historical Park brings Dayton’s past to life in a way that is fun for the whole family.
Experience a glimpse into 1850s-era Dayton through the authentically prepared food and drink of the times. Carillon Brewing Co. is the nation’s only fully operational production brewery in a museum.
Head to the Dayton Art Institute, one of the region’s premier fine arts museums displaying impressive collections of art from throughout the world. The museum’s landmark building, designed by prominent museum architect Edward B. Green of Buffalo and completed in 1930, was modeled after the Villa d’Este near Rome and the Villa Farnese at Caprarola in Italy, both examples of sixteenth-century Italian Renaissance architecture.
Connect to nature and learn about a few of Dayton's many inventions at it's seven invention stations including Joe Desch, who cracked the German "Enigma" code and put the Allies on course for victory in WWII.
Experience the world's largest and oldest military aviation museum. A dazzling 350 aerospace vehicles and missiles tells the stories of military aviation history and airmen. Board and tour four presidential aircraft including the plane that flew John F. Kennedy's body back from Dallas. Board and tour the museum’s Space Shuttle exhibit and more.