There is no need to worry about finding something for you and your guests to do during their
next visit. Here are 5 recommendations for when you’re looking to create memories, have some
fun, and show your out of town visitors the amazing historic attractions that are in your neck of
1. CHECK OUT THE ANNUAL CENTERPOINT ENERGY DAYTON AIR SHOW
The CenterPoint Energy Dayton Air Show is one of North America’s premier air shows. The
annual show at Dayton International Airport has featured the world’s top performers and
exhibition teams, including the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.
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2. LEARN ALL ABOUT THE JOURNEY TO THE FIRST STEPS ON THE MOON
Explore aviation & aerospace history at the Armstrong Air & Space Museum. We have no
doubts you will enjoy every bit of this two-level museum. Enjoy displays of the Apollo 11, the
original Apollo space suits, and the one-of-a-kind collection of moon rocks. While you’re there be
sure you don’t skip the Astro Theatre and take a spin in the simulators to see if you have the
“right stuff” for space travel!
3. TAKE THE RIDE OF A LIFETIME IN A WACO BIPLANE
The WACO Air Museum continues to celebrate the Golden Age of Aviation with numerous
aircrafts and a 2,400 foot grass airstrip. If you’re feeling daring you can experience an open
cockpit flight on one of two flying WACO biplanes. Hear the roar of the engine and feel the wind
in your hair as you soar over downtown Troy and the Great Miami River in this thrilling
experience you will never forget. Or take a guided tour with your whole group. If you’re not the
daredevil type, no worries. There are plenty of other exhibits to see while you’re there.
4. EXPERIENCE THE FIRST IN FLIGHT AT THE WRIGHT “B” FLYER
Celebrate the legacy of the Wright brothers in Dayton, Ohio by visiting the Wright “B” Flyer a
modern lookalike of the brothers’ first production airplane—the Model B. Based at Dayton-Wright
Brothers Airport in Miamisburg, Ohio just south of Dayton, Wright “B” Flyer Inc. operates a fleet
of flying and non-flying airplanes built to resemble the Wright Model B, produced by the Wright
Company in its West Dayton factory beginning in 1910.
5. RESTORE A WARBIRD : GET A HANDS ON EXPERIENCE
At the Champaign Aviation Museum, you’ll get a close-up look at the historic aircraft that soared
to great heights to preserve freedom. More than stationary museum pieces, these warbirds
have been, or are being, restored to fly again. Piece by piece, you can watch volunteers return
the Flying Fortress to flight status, right in the museum.
For even more aviation sites to visit with your guests, be sure to check out all that the Heritage
Area has to offer. Oh and don’t forget about all of the trails and parks to explore in the area