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Top Recommended Layover Activities/Sights:

1. Dayton Art Institute
456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton Ohio; 937-223-5277; http://www.daytonartinstitute.org/
An art museum featuring art from all continents along with a fairly large collection of European works including a few by famous artist (Monet, Rubens). Entrance is free but there is a charge for special exhibitsThere is a cafe and a museum store.

2. Wright Patterson Air Force Base Museum
1100 Spaatz St. Wright Patterson AFB, OH 45433; 1-937-255-3284; http://www.wpafb.af.mil/museum/contact.htm The Wright Patterson Air Force Base is home to one of the largest collections of military aircraft. While it does not have the historic planes that the Smithsonian can boast, the WPAFB Museum has diversity and volume. This is a huge museum featuring military aircraft from a replica of the first Wright flyer to F-22s and F-117s. A must see for any Aviation fan. Best of all, admission is free!

3. The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
2600 DeWeese Parkway Dayton; (937) 275-7431; http://www.boonshoftmuseum.org/
A place for kids or adults who like to act like kids. The exhibits change from time to time, but a lot of it is hands on science based stuff. They have a peregrine falcon on hand, laser shows, and The Hall of the Universe!

4. Wright Brother's Bicycle Shop
22 South Williams Street; (937) 225-7705
This is the last of a series of bicycle and printing shops the Wright brothers had in town. It’s here that they did the assembly of parts for their first aircraft that were flown at Kittyhawk.

Helpful Tips & Resources

Need help navigating your way through an unfamiliar airport? Look no further than iFly.com for expert tips and advice. Here are some helpful tips to help you travel stress-free through DAY Airport: 

  • Don't let heavy bags slow you down! Make use of our airport's complimentary baggage carts, available for all travelers in the baggage claim area.
  • If you have some time before your departure, relax, grab a bite, peruse the shops, or jump on the free wifi and surf galore!
  • Are you a frequent flyer or traveling in business or first class? Check out where the airline lounges are located.
  • Once you have passed through security, you can use the interactive terminal map to find your gate, as well as the various restaurants and shops that are available on your route.
  • Need some cash for your trip? Check here for the location of in-terminal ATMs or currency exchangers.
  • If you're flying in from out of town and need transportation to your destination, consider renting a car from one of these rental car providers.