Attractions

U.S. Air Force Museum

The United States Air Force museum is the largest and oldest military aviation museum in the world. Located near Dayton, Ohio this unique free attraction tells the exciting story of aviation development from the days of the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk to the present. Each year over one million visitors from around the world tour 10 acres of indoor exhibits, featuring over 300 aircraft and missiles and thousands of artifacts including personal memorabilia, uniforms, and photographs.

1100 Spaatz St.

Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433

(937)255-3284

http://www.wpafb.af.mil/museum/
Paramount’s Kings Island

The new Australian-theme, Boomerang Bay Water Park Resort promises to offer more water adventures, relaxation, and five-star amenities than you can imagine.

Paramount’s Kings Island Water and Theme Park is open 7 days a week from May 20, 2005 to August 28, 2005

Gates open at 9 a.m., rides and attractions start at 10 a.m.

5688 Kings Island Drive
Kings Island, OH 45034

http://www.pki.com/

Dayton Art Institute

The mission of The Dayton Art Institute is to provide a diverse audience with knowledge, pleasure, cultural awareness and sensitivity to the visual environment by collecting, exhibiting and preserving the fine arts; promoting and cultivating aesthetic values in the visual arts; and providing exposure to the arts through a variety of structured and unstructured learning experiences.

Visit us often to enjoy our diverse permanent collection, world class special exhibitions, interesting educational programs
and unique special events.

456 Belmonte Park North
Dayton, Ohio 45406, USA

(937) 223-5277

web site: www.daytonartinstitute.org
email: [email protected]

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Thursdays and Fridays until 8:00 p.m.),

365 days per year

General Admission: FREE courtesy of Bank One, N. A.
Some special exhibitions may carry an admission fee.

Cedar Point

Gates open to the public at 9:30 a.m. Gates open to Resort Guests and Joe Cool Club Members at 9:00 a.m. Open seven days a week May 7, 2005 through Sept. 3, 2005.

Splash into fun on three refreshing water rides at the water park; ride go-kart’s, play miniature golf courses and even flip upside down to the max on Chaos. Enjoy the scenery from a steam-powered train. Chill out on a relaxing boat ride into the past and more.

Cedar Point is located on a Lake Erie peninsula, midway between Cleveland and Toledo in Sandusky.

One Cedar Point Dr.,
Sandusky, OH 44870-5259
General Information (419) 627-2350

http://www.cedarpoint.com/

Geauga Lake & Wild water Kingdom

With over 50 rides and attractions, Geauga Lake & Wild water Kingdom offers something for everyone! Take a twist on the Texas Twister, fall high from the sky on Mr. Hyde’s Nasty Fall or fly like a superhero on X-Flight.

Take advantage of Geauga Lake & Wild water Kingdom’s new pricing structure. An All-Day Admission Pass has dropped by $10 from 2004 pricing! Now it’s only $24.95 for admission to Geauga Lake AND Wild water Kingdom in 2005! All Day, Every Day! It’s 2 Parks of Fun – in 1!

1060 North Aurora Road
Aurora, OH 44202
General Information: (330) 562-8303

http://www.geaugalake.com/

The Beach Water Park

One of the top five water parks in the nation, this tropical paradise boasts the 750,000 gallon Thunder Beach Wave pool.

Where else in Ohio can you find live palm trees and real sand to dig your toes into?

Race down (and up!) the Aztec Adventure water coaster. Chill to the thrill of our monster, five-story free-fall-slide, The Cliff. Or let the island music rock you to sleep as you drift on an inner tube around the Lazy Miami River.

And don’t forget the little squirts! Watch them splash and play in Splash Mountain and Jolly Mon’ Shores with attractions geared just for them!

Park Operating Hours
The Beach is open daily at 10:00 a.m.; closing time varies from 6-9 p.m.

2590 Water park Drive
Mason, OH 45040
(513) 398-SWIM

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Hiking

Caesar Creek

Located in Waynesville, Caesar Creek State Park is highlighted by clear blue waters, scattered woodlands, meadows and steep ravines. The park offers some of the finest outdoor recreation in southwest Ohio including boating, hiking, camping and fishing. You can start from the state park office or the Corps of Engineers Visitor Center by picking up trail maps. There are about 30 miles of hiking trails that lead you to the interesting areas of the park with many scenic views along the way, including waterfalls, lake vistas and the Caesar Creek Gorge in the state nature preserve.

8570 East S.R. 73
Waynesville, OH 45068-9719
(513) 897-3055

http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/parks/parks/caesarck.htm

The Miami County Park District
This southern Miami County Park on Ross Road off of Ohio 202 offers a trail suited for people looking for a short, but scenic walk. It covers 2.5 miles, including a boardwalk around and below the 37-foot waterfall. Geological formations and historic remnants of the Miami-Erie Canal and one-time thriving village of Tadmor highlight this park and its beautiful woods.

2535 Ross Road
Tipp City, Ohio 45371
(937) 667-1086

or (937) 335-9547

http://miamicountyparks.com/Business%20Advisory%20Council.htm

Museums

Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery is based on the understanding that science is the process through which we come to understand our world, and that play is the way children do science. Thus, we are a place where play and learning come together so that visitors of all ages can explore the wonders of the world. The Museum includes a host of places for adventure – – That Kid’s Place, the Hall of the Universe, the Caryl D. Philips Space Theater Oscar Boonshoft Science Central, EcoTrek, the Mead Tree House, Beer Discovery Center, Charles E. Exley, Jr. Wild Ohio Zoo, and two galleries for temporary exhibits – – where reality and imagination mix. Adventures are enhanced through real specimens and artifacts from the museum’s collection of 1.4 million items.

Museum Hours: Mon-Fri 9a.m.-5p.m.; Sat 11a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun 12-5p.m.

2600 DeWeese Parkway

Dayton, OH 45414

(937) 275-7431

http://www.boonshoftmuseum.org/

Wright B Flyer at Dayton Wright Brothers Airport

The hangar/museum, with the aircraft, is open to the public during the normal hours of operation, free of charge, Tuesday, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. No appointment is necessary during normal hours of operations; other times are available by appointment. Memorabilia and souvenirs are available for a nominal donation at the hangar/museum.

10550 Springboro Pike

Miamisburg, OH 45342

(937) 885-2327

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