Local Area

What to See & Do in Dayton

Dayton Ohio is the birthplace of aviation. The airplane was created here, but Dayton is also home to the first military airfield, the first emergency parachute jump, WACO’s dominance of civilian aircraft production between the World Wars, and so much more. Dayton is truly synonymous with aviation.

Dayton is also home to the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, one of the largest, most diverse and organizationally complex Air Force installations.

Come for the Conference – Stay and Learn about Aviation History!

Notable aviation sites to visit include the National Museum of the United States Air Force – which is the state’s most visited free tourist attraction – the National Aviation Hall of Fame, the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park (which includes four sites: Carillon Historical Park, Huffman Prairie Flying Field and Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center, Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center and the Paul Laurence Dunbar State Memorial), The Wright B Flyer, Grimes Flying Lab Foundation, Armstrong Air & Space Museum, Historic WACO Field & Air Museum, and the organization member, Aviation Trail, Inc.