Welcome to Dayton!

Midwestern modesty aside: Dayton is one of the most underrated cities in America. Dayton is not only a hidden gem rich in history, culture and recreation, but the city's accessibility and range of activities are matched only by its affordability, which is a true advantage if you are a college student.

Check out Brown Street's row of restaurants and coffeehouses or the nightlife in the Oregon District. Listen to concert at City Folk or late night jazz at Gilly's. View an art house flick at the Neon Movies. Hop through local galleries or take in the exhibits at the Dayton Art Institute and the Dayton Visual Arts Center.

If the cultural stimulation you seek is sitting at the bottom of your shopping bag, try the Dayton Mall, the Mall at the Fairfield Commons or The Greene. Experience world-class performances at the Schuster Performing Arts Center and Victoria Theatre. Take off and enjoy the Air Force Museum.

Escape outside to bike or run along Dayton's many beautiful river bikeways and recreation trails, and its laser-lit riverfront park. Root, root, root for the Dayton Dragons, the local minor league affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. That is, if you can get tickets. Dragon's games have been cited as one of the toughest sports tickets to get in the country. And if you have a fix for major league baseball, and just about anything else, Cincinnati is less than an hour away and Columbus is 75 minutes away.

Related Links

Dayton Websites

City of Dayton
Dayton Convention and Visitors Bureau

Cultural Activities


Dayton Contemporary Dance Company
Dayton Ballet


U.S. Air Force Museum
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
Dayton Art Institute
Dayton Visual Arts Center
Sunwatch Indian Village


Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
Dayton Opera
Rose Music Center
Fraze Pavilion


Schuster Center for the Performing Arts
Victoria Theatre
Dayton Playhouse
Human Race Theater Company

Retail Malls

The Greene
Dayton Mall
The Mall at Fairfield Commons


University of Dayton Flyers

Dayton Dragons (Minor League Baseball)
Cincinnati Reds
Columbus Blue Jackets
Cincinnati Bengals


Carillon Park
Five Rivers Metro Parks
Glen Helen Nature Preserve
Miami Valley Bicycle Trails
Ohio State Parks
Urban Krag Climbing Center

Local Media

Dayton Business Journal
Dayton Daily News

Dayton City Paper
WYSO (Public Radio)
Think TV PBS

Nearby Communities

Yellow Springs

Contact Us

School of Law

Keller Hall 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2772