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Carillon Historical Park

Site of many community events and home to more than 50 exhibits, including historical buildings, authentic street cars and the Wright Brothers' cycles and flying machines. Dayton (293-2841)

The Packard Museum

Recreating a 1930s Art Deco auto showroom, the Packard Museum displays 20+ vintage cars representing every auto era from 1899-1956. Dayton (226-1917)

Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park

This new national park unites the Carillon Historical Park, the Paul Laurance Dunbar House, Huffman Prairie & Wright Bicycle Shop to tell the story of Dayton's most famous citizens - the Wright Brothers. (225-7705)

Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

For over 100 years this newly-reconstructed center for anthropology, astronomy, biology and geology in north Dayton has informed and inspired generations. The museum's Space Theatre is unique in Ohio; while the Wild Ohio Zoo allows visitors to see more than 50 animals in their natural habitats. (275-9156)

Old Courthouse Museum

The newly renovated Old Courthouse has witnessed speeches by every President from Lincoln to Reagan. A national historical monument, one of the finest Classical revival structures in the nation (1850), it displays exhibits of the Montgomery County Historical Society. Downtown Dayton (228-6271)

National African American Museum & Cultural Center

Opened in 1988 on the old campus of Wilberforce University, 25 minutes from downtown Dayton, this national museum is a growing center for the preservation and interpretation of African American culture through exhibitions, performances, tours, educational workshops and films. Wilberforce (376-4944)

National Museum of the United States Air Force

Superlatives fail! Not only the oldest and largest military aviation museum in the world- it is also the largest free attraction in all of Ohio. Over 200 aircraft under 10 acres of roof The museum is also home to the region's only IMAX theatre, as well as the National Aviation Hall of Fame. Riverside (255-3286)

SunWatch Prehistoric Indian Village

A national historical landmark SunWatch offers visitors a chance to visit an authentic ancient Indian village uncovered by archaeologists. Reenactments, tours, exhibitions and seasonal festivals are held regularly. Dayton (268-8199)

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