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Landmarks in Fairborn, Ohio


Meadowrun Apartments are located in Fairborn, OH near Dayton. Our community sits on Zink Rd. We are near Wright State University and only minutes from downtown Dayton.

Dayton, Ohio is known as the Birthplace of Aviation Pioneers because of the Wright brothers. The local aviation culture is a big draw for fans of flight. However, if you are not an aviation fan, there are many other things for you to do in Dayton that deserve a spot on your calendar. 

For the activity enthusiast, we offer a full basketball court, outdoor pool, laundry facility, and much more!

Top 5 Things To Do In Dayton


1. The Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center (Free)

Yes, you need to check out the main aviation attractions and take the family.

If you just go to visit one of these aviation facilities, I would say the Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center is a must. This building is listed as a National Historic Landmark due to the fact that this was the location where the Wright Cycle Company was founded back in the early years.

Did you know, the Wright Brothers weren’t always airmen? They actually started out in the printing industry? When you visit this center, you will also learn about their early years.

This completely free attraction is open to everyone Wednesday-Sunday, within normal business hours, and features exhibits and copies of the early films.

Dayton, Ohio 45402
16 S. Williams St.



2. National Museum of the U.S. Air Force (Free)

Now let's jump through time to the modern era and check out some of aviation’s history newer attractions at the U.S. Air Force National Museum.

This by far is the world’s oldest and largest military aviation museum as well as the most-visited attraction for tourists in the state of Ohio.

This place pulls in just over one million people who visit each year! There are over 340 aerospace vehicles, artifacts and tons of missiles to explore over 16 acres of indoor space.

Exhibits are in chronological order, so that you can easily walk through history by the decades and see things develop and how they changed over time.

There are tons of hands-on activities for adults and kids alike, such as sitting in the pilot seat of a jet or walking through a NASA space shuttle.

Do you want an added bonus worth the price of admission if there was one? How about the B-2 stealth bomber on display in the world.

1100 Spaatz Street
Wright-Patterson AFB OH 45433
(937) 255-3286



3. America’s Packard Museum ($4.00)

Founded in 1992, the America's Packard Museum has made it its mission to educate present and future generations about the Packard Motor Car Company, its products, and its philosophy. Featuring over 50 fully restored automobiles, this museum is the perfect place for car lovers in your life! This attraction has brought in a lot of tourists and travelers from all other to view its expansive collection, the largest in the world! When you visit this museum you are treated to sights of automobiles from 1903 to 1956. Fun for the whole family, you'll be sure to make memories here. 

420 S Ludlow St,
Dayton, OH 45402
(937) 226-1710



4. The Dayton Philharmonic

The Dayton Philharmonic is just an amazing place for all types of events. There is a wide range of shows that can be performed at the DP such as, The Rockin’ Orchestra, that plays music by (Elton John, U2, David Bowie, and many more). You can also find a good selection of family concerts as well as holiday concerts.

The Masterworks Series hosted at The Dayton Philharmonic is a celebration of the classical composers.

One West Second Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402
888 228 3630



5. Buckeye Brew Tours

The Buckeye Brew Tour is a great experience for any brew hounds. On this brew tour, you will get a sampling of over a dozen different local crafted brews that are popping up all over the city of Dayton.

The Buckeye Brew Tour bus takes you to three different pubs that brew their own beer. When you visit each location, you will get to try three different beers for a grand total of 12 different brews.

Some of the stops on the tours include Star City Brewing Company, Lucky Star Brewery, Eudora Brewing Co, and the Dayton Beer Company.

1000 Carillon Boulevard Dayton, Ohio 45409



Top 5 Amazing Places To Eat In Dayton

The center of the aviation industry in Ohio and the Midwest, Dayton has attracted people from many different cultures. As a result, the city’s dining scene is an eclectic fusion of local tradition and international flavor. These five must-try restaurants define Dayton’s culinary culture, from laid-back bistros and cafes to innovative food served in luxury settings.


Coco’s Bistro

Bistro, Pizzeria, Restaurant, American, BBQ, $$$

Coco’s Bistro is a nice warm, intimate style restaurant, the menu encompasses a nice range of upscale American fare along with continental inspiration. Start your experience with an appetizer of fried Brie (or how about a Denver lamb rib?) and then enjoy a course of Bourbon Street salad or wasabi BBQ duck. For more of a casual experience, try one of their amazing artisanal pizzas. Reservations are suggested, and private room is available for larger groups.

250 Warren St 
Dayton, OH 45402



Restaurant, American, Mediterranean, Vegan, $$$

Olive, a self-described urban dive, is arguably Dayton’s most accommodating restaurant. Offering gluten-free, paleo-friendly, vegetarian, vegan and multi-allergy options, Olive has something to please everyone. The restaurant creates its meals from as many local, organic and free-range sources as possible to ensure the highest quality. Re-purposing the former home of a Wympee diner, Dayton’s first drive-in built-in 1938, Olive has a unique, Chicago bistro-inspired ambiance inside, while the outside remains the same, including the signage. Like the fast-food restaurants of a bygone era, Olive seeks to make its customer service paramount, the perfect side to its tasty Mediterranean-American fare.

44 W Third St
Dayton, OH 45402



Restaurant, American, $$$

Located just inside the Schuster Performing Arts Center located in downtown Dayton, you will find Citilites, a restaurant offering you a wide range of soups, salads, and sandwiches. Citilites also has convenient dinner entrees for theatre-goers. The Schuster Performing Arts Center is home to the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, the Dayton Opera, and the Dayton Ballet Association.

1 W 2nd St
Dayton, OH 45402


Coldwater Cafe

Cafe, Restaurant, American, $$$

Coldwater diners can also take advantage of cozy indoor and outdoor seating, as well as the private function room called the Upper Plate, which offers a great view. Coldwater Cafe is open for both lunch and dinner.

Located just north of the Dayton Airport Coldwater Café offers an exquisite selection of dishes by Chef Nick Hoover. You can also dine at the Chef’s Table, and enjoy a five-course meal with wine pairings. Signature dishes include the Chilean sea bass ostrich filet, and gourmet grilled cheese.

Tipp City, OH 45371
19 E Main St


Thai 9

Restaurant, Thai, Vegan-Friendly, $$$

Thai 9 offers authentic Thai food and also sushi. Found in Dayton's Oregon Historic District, this Thai restaurant also has a wide selection of wine, craft beer, and liquor.

Customer favorites include the Crab Rangoon, Chicken Fried Rice, Pad Thai, Mango Sticky Rice, and sushi. Be warned, if they say a dish is spicy … it’s really spicy! But Thai 9 has something for everyone, both adventurous eaters and not-so daring eaters. Try out this great local restaurant!

Dayton, OH 45402
11 Brown St


Schools in Fairborn, OH

Fairborn City School District
306 E Whittier Ave
Fairborn, OH 45324
(937) 878-3961