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Things to Do in Fairborn This Weekend

Breckenridge Apartments is located in Fairborn, OH near Dayton. Our community is close to W Funderburg Rd. We are a mile from Wright State University and only minutes from downtown Dayton.

Our community offers 1 and 2 bedroom apartments for you to choose from. For our residents, we offer a full basketball court and on-site laundry facility!

Ohio is known as the Birthplace of Aviation Pioneers because of the Wright brothers and Astronaut John Glenn. The local aviation culture of Dayton is a large attraction for fans of flight. But if you aren't a flying fan, there are plenty of things for you to do in Dayton that merit a spot on your schedule. 

 

Top 5 Things To Do In Dayton

 

1. The Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center (Free)

Wright Dunbar Center


You should definitely check out the main aviation attractions.

If you visit just one of these aviation facilities in Dayton, I would say the Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center is a must. This building is listed as a National Historic Landmark because this was the location where the Wright Cycle Company was founded back in the early years. The museum also features poet Paul Laurence Dunbar.

Do you know what the Wright Brothers were before they were airmen? They were actually in the bicycle and printing businesses! When you visit this center, you will also learn about their early years.

This completely free attraction is open to everyone Wednesday-Sunday, within normal business hours, and features exhibits and copies of the early films.

937-225-7705
Dayton, Ohio 45402
16 S. Williams St.

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2. National Museum of the U.S. Air Force (Free)

Airforce Museum


Let's move forward through time to the modern era and check out some of aviation’s history newer attractions at the U.S. Air Force National Museum. This by far is the world’s largest and oldest military aviation museum as well as one of the most-visited attractions for tourists in the state of Ohio.

This museum pulls in just over one million people who visit each year! There are over 340 aerospace vehicles, artifacts, and a lot of missiles to explore over 16 acres of indoor space.

Exhibits are in chronological order, so that you can easily walk through history by the decades and see things developed and how they changed over time.

There are tons of hands-on activities for adults and kids alike such as sitting in the pilot seat of a jet or walking through a NASA space shuttle.

Do you want an added bonus worth the time? How about the first B-2 stealth bomber on display in the world?

1100 Spaatz Street
Wright-Patterson AFB OH 45433
(937) 255-3286

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3. America’s Packard Museum

Packard Museum


In 1992, The America's Packard Museum was opened by Robert Signom, who was an avid car collector. The original building was built in 1917 as a Packard Dealership and when the museum moved in, they took the same name as the original Citizens Motorcar Company but to everyone, it’s known as the Packard Museum.

When you visit this location, you can see over 50 Packard cars in the showroom making this the largest collection of Packard cars in the world.

420 S Ludlow St,
Dayton, OH 45402
(937) 226-1710

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4. The Dayton Philharmonic

Dayton Philharmonic


The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra is the city’s distinguished professional orchestra. The Masterworks Series hosted by The Dayton Philharmonic is an awe-inspiring celebration of classical composers.

Schuster Performing Arts Center is just an amazing place for all types of events. There is a wide range of shows that can be performed such as, The Rockin’ Orchestra, that plays music by (Elton John, U2, David Bowie, and many more). You can also find a large selection of family concerts as well as holiday concerts.

One West Second Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402
888 228 3630

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5. Buckeye Brew Tours

Beer Tour Dayton


The Buckeye Brew Tour is a great experience for any brew hounds. On this brew tour, you will get a sampling of over a dozen different local crafted brews that are popping up all over the city of Dayton.

The Buckeye Brew Tour bus takes you to three different pubs that brew their own beer. When you visit each location, you will get to try three different beers for a grand total of 12 different brews.

Some of the stops on the tours include Star City Brewing Company, Lucky Star Brewery, Eudora Brewing Co, and the Dayton Beer Company.

1000 Carillon Boulevard Dayton, Ohio 45409
513-498-8326

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Top 5 Amazing Places To Eat In Dayton

The center of the aviation industry in Ohio and the Midwest, Dayton has attracted people from many different cultures. As a result, the city’s dining scene is a varied mixture of local tradition and international flavor. These five must-try eateries define Dayton’s culinary culture, from laid-back bistros and cafes to innovative food served in luxury settings.

 

Coco’s Bistro

Bistro, Pizzeria, Restaurant, American, BBQ, $$

Coco’s Bistro is a warm, intimate style restaurant, the menu encompasses a nice range of upscale American fare along with continental inspiration. Start your experience with an appetizer of fried Brie (or how about a Denver lamb rib?) and then enjoy a course of Bourbon Street salad or wasabi BBQ duck. For more of a casual experience, try one of their amazing artisanal pizzas. Reservations are suggested, and a private room is available for larger groups.

Dayton, OH 45402
250 Warren St
(937) 228-2626

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Olive

Restaurant, American, Mediterranean, Vegan, $$

Olive, a self-described urban dive, is arguably Dayton’s most accommodating restaurant. Offering gluten-free, paleo-friendly, vegetarian, vegan, and multi-allergy options, Olive has something to please everyone. The restaurant creates its meals from as many local, organic, and free-range sources as possible to ensure the highest quality. Re-purposing the former home of a Wympee diner, Dayton’s first drive-in built-in 1938, Olive has a unique, Chicago bistro-inspired ambiance inside, while the outside remains the same, including the signage. Like the fast-food restaurants of a bygone era, Olive seeks to make its customer service paramount, the perfect side to its tasty Mediterranean-American fare.

44 W Third St
Dayton, OH 45402
(937) 221-8399

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Citilites

Restaurant, American, $$$

Located just inside the Schuster Performing Arts Center located in downtown Dayton, you will find Citilites, a restaurant offering you a wide range of soups, salads, and sandwiches. Citilites also has convenient dinner entrees for theatre-goers. The Schuster Performing Arts Center is home to the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, the Dayton Opera, and the Dayton Ballet Association.

1 W 2nd St
Dayton, OH 45402
(937) 222-0623

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Coldwater Cafe

Cafe, Restaurant, American, $$$

Located just north of the Dayton Airport Coldwater CafĂ© offers an exquisite selection of dishes by Chef Nick Hoover. You can also dine at the Chef’s Table, and enjoy a five-course meal with wine pairings. Signature dishes include the Chilean sea bass ostrich filet, and gourmet grilled cheese.

Coldwater diners can also take advantage of cozy indoor and outdoor seating, as well as the private function room called the Upper Plate, which offers a great view. Coldwater Cafe is open for both lunch and dinner.

19 E Main St
Tipp City, OH 45371
(937) 667-0007
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Thai 9

Restaurant, Thai, Vegan-Friendly, $$

Thai 9 offers authentic Thai food and also sushi. Found in Dayton's Oregon Historic District, this Thai restaurant also has a wide selection of wine, craft beer, and liquor.

Customer favorites include the Crab Rangoon, Chicken Fried Rice, Pad Thai, Mango Sticky Rice, and sushi. Be warned, if they say a dish is spicy … it’s really spicy! But Thai 9 has something for everyone, both adventurous eaters and not-so daring eaters. Try out this great local restaurant!

11 Brown St
Dayton, OH 45402
(937) 222-3227

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Schools in Fairborn, OH

Fairborn City School District
937.878.3961
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