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“Great Place to go”

RiverScape MetroPark
Ranked #14 of 62 things to do in Dayton
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This popular park, found along the Great Miami River in the heart of Downtown Dayton, is a hub of activities for all ages -- from concerts and community events to bike rentals. Beautiful floral plantings, hanging baskets and fountains make RiverScape the Miami Valley's favorite community gathering place. Always open.
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews
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“Great Place to go”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

Being a native, this downtown oasis is a popular place to either go and get wet with the kiddies or to have some relaxing time to think. There are all sorts of little attractions to do such a bike ride, row boats etc.

Visited June 2013
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Moraine, Ohio
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92 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Year-round entertainment”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

There are activities all year at this outdoor venue: ice-skating in the winter, festivals during spring, summer & fall, music events, yoga events and so much more. You can rent paddle boats shaped like swans, there are fountains in the river that shoot water into the sky and a lovely sidewalk along the river. Great spot!

Visited July 2013
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Ohio
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80 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

The city has invested a lot in Riverscape and it's paying off. The park is beautiful, the fountains are impressive (take a kayak under them at 8 minutes til and through the hour), and it's a great place to take an evening summer stroll often complete with live music. Watching the sunset from a porch swing or ice skating in the winter are great ways to spend your time there. There's bike access and a locker room as well as a cafe.

Visited June 2013
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very pleasant urban space!”
Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

LOve the fountain during the summer months! Metroparks are the best thing about Dayton they do such a great job. A nice place for a walk and a fun place for festivals and local events and snack shack has some decent local eats!

Visited June 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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257 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“It's fine”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

Nothing too spectacular here. It is a nice but short walk along the river. Dayton is not a big town so I would say you would do this walk in 5 minutes. Do not go out of your way to walk here along a few small canals and flower beds but if you are downtown it is nice. The Wright Bros monument is located across the street, that is worth seeing so its just a matter of walking across the road. This RiverScape itself however is not a destination stop

Visited July 2013
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