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Attractions Near Dayton Convention Center

National Museum of the Air Force

The largest military and aviation museum is located near the Convention Center. It is on the grounds of the Wright-Patterson Air Force base and is home to numerous fascinating exhibits and models, including over 360 aerospace vehicles. In addition, there are thousands of related historical items, such as uniforms and documents that enhance the visitor's experience.

Victoria Theater

For a night of dazzling entertainment, the Victoria is a great option. A wide range of shows, concerts and other acts regularly pass through her doors. The venue itself has seating for 1154 split into two sections: the orchestra with 635 and the balcony with 519, providing a perfect viewpoint for the some 300 performers that play there each year.

Dayton Art Institute

This fascinating art center is located at the top of a hill with a view out over the Miami River. Although modest in size to many of its big city counterparts, the Institute has a very respectable permanent collection that attracts visitors from around the world. Complimenting this are the ever-changing temporary exhibits from some of the world's greatest artists. The name was changed from the Dayton Museum of Art to its current name in order to reflect its philosophy of education rather than simply entertainment.

Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

This children's museum is not just fun for kids. Its interactive nature is perfect for anyone with a sense of wonder and curiosity towards the world. Inside the Boonshoft, science and nature are brought to life through various hands on exhibits. The museum also has a small zoo of local animals as well as plant life native to Ohio.

Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum

Woodland is a rural/garden cemetery rich in both natural life and historical significance. The life forms consist of over 3000 trees spread out across 200 acres of rolling hills. Some of these graceful giants are over 100 years old. There are also 165 species of woody plants native to the Midwest that live there. The history is found in the graves of the famous men and women buried there. Some of them include the poet Paul Laurence Dunbar, Wilbur and Orville Wright, writer Erma Bombeck and George P. Huffman of Huffy Bicycles.

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