7 amazing things to do in downtown Dayton 

12:32 p.m Monday, April 17, 2017 What To Do

Here is a little confession: there is not a single cool thing to do in downtown Dayton. 

Fact is there are hundreds of cool places to visit, things to see and adventure to embrace.  

The Gem City’s center is teeming with things to keep local residents and visitors coming back for more. 

There are fantastic restaurants, festivals, a lively music scene and first-class arts groups and venues.

The list includes The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance (Dayton Opera, The Dayton Philharmonic and Dayton Ballet), The Dayton Arts Institute, 456 Belmonte Park North; The Human Race Theatre Company, 126 N. Main St; and The Schuster Center, 1 W. Second St.

They range from the the bars, restaurants, shops and excitement found on Fifth Street in the Oregon District, to the outdoor adventures like skating, biking, fishing, splashing, and kayaking at RiverScape MetroPark, 409 E Monument Ave.

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