Dayton, Ohio Attractions

Unusual landmarks, museums, roadside attractions, and hidden wonders in Dayton and the surrounding area. Dayton is the hometown of aviation whiz kids Orville and Wilbur Wright. Outside the city is the vast (and free) U.S. Air Force Museum, and a monument to the theory that the Earth is hollow -- which would make flying from one side to the other much quicker.

Hollow Earth Monument

Sights for Oddball Excursions

  • National Museum of the United States Air Force

    National Museum of the United States Air Force

    Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio

    The coolest jets, the biggest bombs, Ham the Astrochimp's underwear, and the leather bomber jacket of Jackie Coogan (TV's Uncle Fester).

  • Andy D-Day and the 2-Headed Calf

    Andy D-Day and the 2-Headed Calf

    Brookville, Ohio

    In the basement of a local museum is the head of the ultimate freak bull, Andy D-Day, and his sidekick the 2-headed calf.

  • Chateau Laroche, Loveland Castle

    Chateau Laroche, Loveland Castle

    Loveland, Ohio

    Harry Andrews was a bachelor and recluse who spent over 50 years building a medieval-style castle in Ohio for his "boy knights."

  • Kennedy's Eternal Flame

    Kennedy's Eternal Flame

    Dayton, Ohio

    No actual flame -- that's in Arlington, Virginia -- but a weird sculpture that makes it look as if JFK is being turned to ash, apparently by his own incandescence.

  • Jungle Jim's International Market

    Jungle Jim's International Market

    Fairfield, Ohio

    Playful brainchild of store owner Jim Bonaminio, the elaborate, animated displays distract children long enough for parents to complete shopping.

In and Around Dayton

Choice field reports and tips. Or check out: Complete list of Ohio attractions.

October 21, 2017

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