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Formerly known as Tippecanoe City, Tipp City was founded in 1840. About a 17 mile bike ride north of downtown Dayton, along the developing Miami and Erie Canal, Tipp City got its name from Presidential candidate William Henry Harrison’s nickname, Tippecanoe. Today, Tipp City is p...

Miamisburg, also known as the Star City, sits along the Great Miami River. Lore about how it became known as the Star City centers around a meeting between a minister, Miami Indian Chief and a medicine man. As the three sat around the campfire discussing what this place should be named, storie...

RiverScape, a favorite outdoor space along the Great Miami River in downtown Dayton offers opportunities for relaxing as well as for being active . Visitors will find a full range of year-round activities from summer concerts, yoga under the pavilion, ice skating in winter, recreation programs...

Levitt Pavillion is in the heart of downtown Dayton, on South Main Street between 4th and 5th Street. Every season from May through September, the Levitt hosts 50 free outdoor concerts on the lawn. Only a few blocks from Riverscape and the Oregon District, it's an easy destination for cyclists...

The National Museum of the Air Force (formerly called the United Air Force Museum), located on Wright Patterson Air Force Base, is located six miles from downtown Dayton. It is the oldest and largest aviation museum in the world. The museum's collection includes a variety of historically or te...

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery is a children's museum, that focuses on science and natural history. The museum offers both permanent as well as traveling exhibits. An extensive natural history collection, such as a mummy from Egypt, as well as a collection of live animals native to Ohio and...

Here at Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, the contributions of three important local historical figures, Wilbur and Orville Wright, along with poet Paul Lawrence Dunbar are celebrated.  Discover how their stories intersect with other important people, places and historic ...

Carillon Historical Park serves as the main campus for Dayton History. The park owes its name to the 151-foot, 57 bell, limestone carillon, the largest in Ohio. The 65-acre park is an excellent destination point, with a vast variety of things to do and see. Paid admission to the park includes ...

One of three MetroPark conservation areas, Dull Woods is the smallest.  While possible to ride from downtown Dayton, it is not recommended. The Wolf Creek Trail (38), has a gap requiring a 3.5mile ride on Little Richmond Road, which is very busy. It would be better to park at the Old Town...

Founded in 1796 by General William C. Schenck, who was a professional surveyor, Franklin began as a small collection of cabins along the Great Miami River in what was then the Northwest Territory. General Schenck named his new settlement after Benjamin Franklin.  Franklin is a gre...