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Finding something family friendly to do in Dayton, OH this
winter is a breeze. No matter whether your family is filled with science or
history buffs, or you prefer sports activities, Dayton is the perfect location
for a winter getaway. Check out these highlights as you plan your next family
trip to this Midwestern city.
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
There is so much to do at the Boonshoft
Museum of Discovery. Your children will get the opportunity to
explore everything from anthropology to astronomy, as well as geology and
robotics-all within one location. The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery is a
hands-on facility that combines learning with play. It is designed to
accommodate children of all ages. A play area is perfect for toddlers, while
the treehouse is an exhibit best appreciated by older children.
Spend a day or two shopping at the Old Navy and Express
stores at Dayton
Mall; get your gaming and recreation fix at Gamestop and Dicks
Sporting Goods. When you've shopped until you are past ready to drop, grab a
table at P.F. Chang's, the Bonefish Grill, or the Artichoke Cafe so you can
dine in style. After a long day of retail therapy, you will be ready for a
National Museum of the Air Force
Another must-see attraction while on a winter vacation in
Dayton is at the National Museum of the Air Force. As the
world's largest aviation museum, this historical stop should be a priority on
your agenda. Best of all, the museum is open daily except for on Thanksgiving,
Christmas, and New Year's Day. They even have an IMAX theater where you can
catch the latest films on a giant screen which is being upgraded to show films
in digital 3D this year.
Paul Lawrence Dunbar House
While in Dayton, don't miss the Paul
Laurence Dunbar House, former home to the poet laureate of Ohio. Now
a historic museum, the house has been preserved as a National Heritage Landmark
for visitors interested in the life of this early 20th century poet. You can
read his written work on display at the museum in this site, which was also the
first memorial in the state for an African American individual.
Wherever the road takes you, you can be sure to find
something for the whole family to enjoy when visiting Dayton!
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