Things for Kids to Do Around Dayton, Ohio

Things for Kids to Do Around Dayton, Ohio
While only the fourth largest metropolitan area in Ohio, Dayton's stature looms much larger. This is mostly due to the city's impressive legacy of technological and engineering advancement, which has made the city a shining example of a modern industrial center. While Dayton is a hotbed of technological innovation, it is also a pleasant community for children, with a number of worthwhile things to see and do. Whether you are a long-time resident or a visitor, here are a few opportunities for kids in Dayton, Ohio.

Cool Films Series

Hosted every year at the historic Victoria Theatre, the Cool Films Series has been a family attraction since its inception. From the beginning of July to the end of August, the theater provides a series of mostly family-friendly movies. Tickets are cheap, but the perks are even better. The film series is famous for offering free popcorn and soda every year. So come out with your kids and enjoy a full movie night, complete with snacks and a classic film.

Victoria Theatre
138 North Main Street
Dayton, OH 45402
(937) 228-7591

Dayton Art Institute

Consistently rated as one of the best museums in the country for children, the Dayton Art Institute is a must-visit. Works in the museum date back over 5,000 years, with everything from modernist masterpieces to Egyptian artifacts. The museum hosts a variety of specialized tours designed to interest children in the arts. Plus, the museum features a special "Experiencenter" where children can learn about making art.

Dayton Art Institute
456 Belmonte Park North
Dayton, Ohio 45405
(937) 223-5277

Splash Moraine

This water park, located just outside of Dayton, is perfect for those hot and humid Ohio days. With water slides, a lazy river, beach volleyball and a kiddie area, Splash Moraine is tough to beat when it comes to enjoying the sunshine. Its most famous attraction is the immense wave pool. The park holds several popular events throughout the year, such as a day when dogs and their owners are the only visitors allowed in the park.

3800 Main St.
Moraine, Ohio 45439
(937) 535-1100

Marion's Piazza

Does all this activity have you and your kids hungry? Then drop by Marion's Piazza, a Dayton institution since 1965. Famous for their perfect thin crust pizzas, Marion's Piazza has been voted the city's best pizza 23 times. Marion's currently has seven locations in the Dayton area, making it convenient for most residents and visitors alike.

Article Written By Louie Doverspike

Based in Seattle, Louie Doverspike has been a professional writer since 2004. His work has appeared in various publications, including "AntiqueWeek" magazine, the "Prague Post" and "Seattle Represent!" Doverspike holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Hamilton College.

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