Creating Really Awesome Free Trips is back, and it will happen most Thursday’s from now until the end of August. Hopefully you will find a few fun, free family friendly things to do in a city near you! Or use these lists to plan an unforgettable road trip the whole fam can enjoy!
1. United States Air Force Museum
2. Dayton Art Institue
3. River Scape Metro Park
4. Old Court House
5. Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
This Museum is a GREAT place for kids! It is full of science exhibits including areas of Astronomy, Anthropology, Biology, geology and robotics. This museum is open from 9am to 5pm Monday through Saturday and from 12pm to 5pm on Sundays (Closed on most major holidays.) The admission is “usually” $8 for children and $9 for adults, and is free to its members. It does however have certain days throughout the year they they open up to the public for free admission
6. Germantown Dam
7. The Greene
8. Sun Watch
Comments & Reviews
My husband and I are looking to relocate to Kettering/ Oakwood or Highland Park area (east of the University). We have two young kids and love architectural history, art, farmers markets, playing at the park and good restaurants and shopping! Currently we live in Portland Oregon “keep it weird” is our motto. The summers are awesome and beautiful but October to Aprilish is cold, grey and rainy we need a change. We love the people here and feel safe in our sw Portland community. Do you think Kettering would be a good fit? Only thing I am concerned about is the snow. Does that keep everyone house bound or is it not a problem? I would love any feed back!
Sherry Weaver says
Hi, Jenna! I was born and raised in Dayton and I’m 62 now. The winters can be cold and snowy, but they clean the main roads off quickly and it is easy to get around. The side roads may be a little tricky, ,but drive accordingly and you will be ok. I love the change of seasons here, a slow pace of life. I live in a little suburb of Dayton. It is call Riverside, Ohio. The school system is good and houses range anywhere from $50,000-$180,000. Nice area. Kettering is a little bigger with more expensive homes and a good school system. Either one would be good. One thing about the Dayton area is that it only takes about an hour to get out into the country with corn fields, etc. Hope you decide to live here!
Julia @ Hooked on Houses says
Hi, Jamie! So glad I got to meet you at Haven. I grew up near Dayton in Cincinnati! 🙂
Jamie D. says
So happy to meet you too 🙂 I LOVE your blog!
@Kris. How weird! I also lived in Kettering and now live in the Middletown/Franklin area! Dayton has always been just a hop, skip, and a jump away!
What part of Dayton did you live in? I lived in Kettering and Middletown/Franklin!!