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Dayton, OH | 2019 Annual International Conference and Festival

The Birthplace of Aviation

Dayton, Ohio Known as  The Birthplace of Aviation and so much more!, Dayton is home to the Wright Brothers, the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, the Wright family mansion Hawthorn Hill, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force (the world’s largest and oldest military aviation museum and the state’s most visited free tourist attraction!), and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base where scientists and engineers at the Air Force Research Laboratories are developing the latest in aerospace technology. For more information and to access a digital copy of the 2018 Destination Dayton Visitors Guide click here. In recent years, Dayton has been known as the home to the First Four. The play in games for March Madness, NCAA Men’s D-1 basketball tournament are held at UD Arena. Dayton/ Montgomery County, located at one of the busiest crossroads of America, where I-75 north/south meets I-70 east/west, also boasts an international airport serviced by the major carriers. Accessible, affordable, Dayton/Montgomery County offers world-class attractions, diverse accommodations, fantastic arts and culture performances, beautiful parks with bike and recreation trails, a variety of sporting venues and events, plus fabulous shopping and dining.


Plan Your Trip

In January, daily high temperatures are around 37°F, rarely falling below 21°F or exceeding 54°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 36°F on January 23.

Daily low temperatures decrease by 3°F, from 25°F to 23°F, rarely falling below 5°F or exceeding 40°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is 22°F on January 29.

For reference, on July 20, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Dayton typically range from 67°F to 85°F, while on January 29, the coldest day of the year, they range from 22°F to 37°F.


A steady stream of aviation enthusiasts from around the globe can be found at such popular spots as the National Museum of the United States Air Force, where more than 300 airplanes and missiles spread out over 17 acres of indoor exhibit space, or The Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park’s four unique sites, which tell the story of the Wright Brothers and the history of aviation. Their legacy lives on in their proud hometown.

Of course, there’s also plenty to do in Dayton for those whose interests aren’t up in the air. The area’s creative spirit lives in its arts and cultural institutions. The Dayton Ballet, The Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, the Dayton Opera and Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra present engaging, critically acclaimed works in both classic and contemporary styles. The crowning jewel of the city’s performance venues is the $130 million Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, where these local institutions – as well as a roster of talented performers from every continent – perpetuate Dayton’s cultural renaissance.

Visitors can also pack their itineraries with trips to an exciting array of downtown destinations and Ohio attractions, including hot dining spots, one-of-a-kind stores and thrilling sports venues. And when it’s time to slow down the pace, abundant natural beauty awaits in parks throughout Montgomery County. From gardens and farmland to hiking trails and outdoor concert venues, the great outdoors is even better here.