Nature & parks in Dayton

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Nature & Parks in Dayton

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  • E Logan
    Bon Air, VA9 contributions
    This is where we started "Aviation History Tour" on our trip, which was a good call because it set the tone for what we saw later at Carillion Park and Wright Patterson AFB (at the Nat'l Air Force Museum)! Definitely see the movie - it puts everything you see in context. Exhibits seem are a little cramped/dated, but all very interesting.
    Written August 11, 2022
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  • Dewayne P
    Elizabethtown, KY1,719 contributions
    What a fascinating old cemetery. It is good for a scenic drive to look at the headstones or a walk to take in the air and nature. There is a marker indicating where the Wright Brothers are buried.
    Written May 23, 2022
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  • FoodieDayton
    Vandalia, OH304 contributions
    Great place to take your kid and explore and fish, etc... See horses and walk some trails..Very scenic
    Written November 21, 2019
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  • Kelly Cathcart
    Valparaiso, IN1,138 contributions
    This park along the river is very nice. When the weather allows it seems there is food stands and kayaks to rent. We were there in not great weather but I am sure this would be a great place to kayak. It is a great place to walk and get away from traffic and noise of the city no matter the weather.
    Written July 24, 2022
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  • LibLady56
    Ohio462 contributions
    We visited this location at the end of fall during Covid, so the flowers and foliage wasn't abundant, nor were the people and educational opportunities. I plan to go back in the spring when flowers are in full bloom. Many people use this location for special photo ops (senior pics, family shots, or weddings)
    Written January 24, 2021
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  • nina b
    Clayton, OH129 contributions
    this garden is just right for a visit that does not take all day!
    many varieties of palnts here to see, park benches to relax on and a winding path way w/water flow and small pond in the area!
    Written July 24, 2019
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  • Joseph Y
    1 contribution
    We went early, not a sole was there , not even the staff . We had a great time exploring and interacting with all the animals . Be careful with the pigs , they are pretty aggressive. I wore steel toe boots and could still feel their teeth trying to chomp down . The other animal are very sweet. The donkeys and horses. Pet them for a few minutes and they follow you everywhere. Really great place to go if your looking to spend quality family time and get those kids away from the electronics for a day
    Written November 21, 2019
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  • Shelby
    Dayton, OH7 contributions
    Aullwood Garden MetroPark is a great family-friendly place to visit. It can be a short or long trip depending on how many trails you walk & how long you spend seeing the animals. The trolls are super cool and a must-see!
    Written July 8, 2022
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  • JaneanPhillips
    Kettering, OH267 contributions
    Possum Creek is full of childish fun and wonder. Our field guides were professional, knowledgeable and patient with our high-spirited group of youngsters. We enjoyed learning about, and petting, the farm animals, as well as learning about the history of the farm, the flora and fauna, and about other yearly events held there. It was a memorable visit for all of us, children, parents and teachers alike. We will definitely be visiting again.
    Written October 6, 2019
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  • Sean C
    Glendale, CA55 contributions
    A great bike ride along the river, downtown, and through several parks. Very enjoyable and highly recommended.
    Written June 18, 2018
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  • Teresa B
    Union, OH284 contributions
    This community gardens has occasional events in the folk/green earth mode that can be quiet entertainment. These events usually have food trucks, information tables on various aspects of green sustainability, and some entertainment.
    Written September 13, 2016
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  • FoodieDayton
    Vandalia, OH304 contributions
    Nice park with two sections. Lots of roaming space etc, and it's free. The only problem is you always some trash that brings their dogs there, and they attack other dogs. They don't seem to have the sense to know if you're dog attacks other dogs or might attack other dogs it might not be a good idea... So I actually tend to avoid.
    Written August 5, 2019
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