BEST OF DAYTON: What’s your favorite iconic Dayton landmark?

The city of Dayton skyline. TY GREENLEES/STAFF PHOTO

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The city of Dayton skyline. TY GREENLEES/STAFF PHOTO

When you think about Dayton, what’s the first place to come to mind?

The Dayton.com Best of Dayton contest is under way, and one of the most voted on categories to date is Best Dayton Landmark.

>> How to vote in Dayton.com’s Best of Dayton contest

We asked our readers to nominate the spots they feel deserve this honor. Those that received the most nominations are now up for vote in our Best of Dayton contest.

Last year’s winner was the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The museum is the world’s largest and oldest military aviation museum featuring more than 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles on display amid more than 19 acres of indoor exhibit space divided into hangars.

>> BEST OF DAYTON 2018: Air Force Museum named Best Dayton landmark

Here are the finalists:

Dayton Art Institute

456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton | Website | Facebook

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Deeds Carillon at Carillon Historical Park

1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton | Website | Facebook

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An undated handout photo shows the Deeds Carillon in Dayton, Ohio. A beloved landmark, the 15-story tower is also one of many extra-large exhibits at Carillon Historical Park, a 65-acre open-air museum focusing on technology and innovation.

Credit: Carillion Historical Park via The New York Times

An undated handout photo shows the Deeds Carillon in Dayton, Ohio. A beloved landmark, the 15-story tower is also one of many extra-large exhibits at Carillon Historical Park, a 65-acre open-air museum focusing on technology and innovation.

Credit: Carillion Historical Park via The New York Times

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An undated handout photo shows the Deeds Carillon in Dayton, Ohio. A beloved landmark, the 15-story tower is also one of many extra-large exhibits at Carillon Historical Park, a 65-acre open-air museum focusing on technology and innovation.

Credit: Carillion Historical Park via The New York Times

Credit: Carillion Historical Park via The New York Times

Knoop Prairie at Aullwood Audobon Center & Farm

Located at the corner of Frederick Pike and U.S. 40 (National Road) | Website

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A mature prairie planted nearly 25 years ago on City of Dayton land may soon be developed. A sizable part of the 140 acre prairie at the northeast corner of Fredrick Pike and National Road has been rezoned for commercial/industrial construction. The prairie is the watershed for Wiles Creek that runs through the Aullwood Garden. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

A mature prairie planted nearly 25 years ago on City of Dayton land may soon be developed. A sizable part of the 140 acre prairie at the northeast corner of Fredrick Pike and National Road has been rezoned for commercial/industrial construction. The prairie is the watershed for Wiles Creek that runs through the Aullwood Garden. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

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A mature prairie planted nearly 25 years ago on City of Dayton land may soon be developed. A sizable part of the 140 acre prairie at the northeast corner of Fredrick Pike and National Road has been rezoned for commercial/industrial construction. The prairie is the watershed for Wiles Creek that runs through the Aullwood Garden. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

1100 Spaatz St., Wright-Patterson Air Force Base | Website | Facebook

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DAYTON, Ohio (06/2016) -- Aerial view of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The museum collects, researches, conserves, interprets and presents the Air Force's history, heritage and traditions, as well as today's mission to fly, fight and win...in Air, Space and Cyberspace to a global audience through engaging exhibits, educational outreach, special programs, and the stewardship of the national historic collection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jim Copes)

DAYTON, Ohio (06/2016) -- Aerial view of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The museum collects, researches, conserves, interprets and presents the Air Force's history, heritage and traditions, as well as today's mission to fly, fight and win...in Air, Space and Cyberspace to a global audience through engaging exhibits, educational outreach, special programs, and the stewardship of the national historic collection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jim Copes)

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DAYTON, Ohio (06/2016) -- Aerial view of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The museum collects, researches, conserves, interprets and presents the Air Force's history, heritage and traditions, as well as today's mission to fly, fight and win...in Air, Space and Cyberspace to a global audience through engaging exhibits, educational outreach, special programs, and the stewardship of the national historic collection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jim Copes)

RiverScape MetroPark

237 E. Monument Ave., Dayton | Website | Facebook

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Paddling near the fountains at RiverScape Metropark. CONTRIBUTED

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Paddling near the fountains at RiverScape Metropark. CONTRIBUTED

Credit: HANDOUT

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Paddling near the fountains at RiverScape Metropark. CONTRIBUTED

Credit: HANDOUT

Credit: HANDOUT

Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum

118 Woodland Ave., Dayton | Website | Facebook

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The Lookout Columbarium and Plaza at Woodland Cemetery, which overlooks the city of Dayton and the Miami Valley.

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The Lookout Columbarium and Plaza at Woodland Cemetery, which overlooks the city of Dayton and the Miami Valley.

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The Lookout Columbarium and Plaza at Woodland Cemetery, which overlooks the city of Dayton and the Miami Valley.

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Credit: Contributed

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