For other places with the same name, see Dayton (disambiguation).
Flyover is a sculpture that retraces the path of the Wright Brothers' first powered airplane flight--located in downtown Dayton.

Dayton is a city of 166,179 in Southwest Ohio. It is the center of the Dayton-Springfield-Greenville, Ohio metro area with a 2006 population of 1,085,094.


Dayton is known as the Gem City and it's no wonder. In addition to being the birthplace of aviation (the Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, lived here and perfected their design for the first practical aircraft), it is also home to one of the few multi-site National Parks in the U.S.- the Dayton Aviation Heritage Park. There are several things to do and see in the region; the city itself and the suburbs that surround.


Dayton has a humid continental climate, which means, like the rest of Ohio, that it sees four very distinct seasons.

 Climate Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily highs (°F) 34 38 49 61 71 80 84 82 76 64 50 39
Nightly lows (°F) 19 22 31 40 51 60 64 62 55 44 34 24
Precipitation (in) 2.6 2.3 3.3 4.0 4.2 4.2 3.8 3.5 2.7 2.7 3.3 2.0
being situated in the Midwest, winters are cold. Snowfall isn't particularly excessive; but it can at times fall at a rate that will cause havoc with traffic.
often cool, with cold and mild days sprinkled throughout the period. Storms during this period may produce tornadoes.
characteristically hot and humid. While the thermometer may read one number in the summer, it will often feel hotter due to humidity.
Autumn in Dayton and Southwest Ohio is usually cool, but an extension of summer-like days into this season is possible. Storms seem to increase during this season too, which, due to the fluctuation of temperatures can produce extremely dangerous storms with the potential of producing tornadoes late into the year.

Get in

By plane

Nonstop service is available from Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Newark, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. (IAD and DCA). Dayton is the nation's number one 90-minute air market, meaning the city can be reached in 90 minutes or less by 55 percent of the population. A surprising and very nice feature is free wifi, which can be accessed under the name of "public" in the airport. Before August 2013, there was no public bus service going to the airport, which made Dayton International Airport the second-busiest airport in the continental United States without a public transportation option. Today, the local busing authority, the RTA, offers service three times daily on Route 43. Cabs from the downtown area to the airport cost at least $30.

By car

By bus

Get around

Travel in the region is easy by car and you can move from the urban city to the rural county in minutes. The Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority has a number of convenient bus routes (including electric trolley bus service) within Montgomery County if that's your pleasure, but in general, travel by automobile offers the best flexibility.


National Museum of the U. S. Air Force


Museums & Galleries

Dayton City Hall


Performing arts


Sports and Recreation

Heater - the Dayton Dragons' mascot




Marion's Supreme, good example of the unique preparation and small square cuts






Go next

Routes through Dayton

Indianapolis Richmond  W  E  Springfield Columbus
Toledo Piqua  N  S  Miamisburg Cincinnati
Muncie Richmond  W  E  Beavercreek Chillicothe

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