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Best ways to spend a chilly fall day in Dayton OH 

The fall season obviously comes with cooler temperatures, which is good and bad. The long, sweaty, dog days of summer are long gone and the joyous holiday season is right around the corner. That gives us this, sort of, lull in the year. What can we do to kill an afternoon? Check out some of our suggestions below. 

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What to do on a fall day in Dayton OH 

Dayton Metro Library 

If the crisp air fall air isn’t your cup of tea, pay a visit to the Dayton Metro Library. Depending on who you ask, this is the perfect way to spend any day! The library is a great place to relax, unwind, and read something you like. And with your Dayton Metro Library card, it’s all free! 

National Museum of the United States Air Force 

Just up the road in Riverside, OH is the National Museum of the USAF. Established in 1923, this historic site garners more than one million visitors every year, so why not be one of them? This is a wonderful way for anyone, especially young ones, to learn about the history of our Air Force, which turned 111 years old in August of 2018. 

Check out some local activities going on this year 

The Dayton Art Institute 

Who says you can’t experience true culture in a small town? If you have kids who are into the arts, you’ll want to check out the Dayton Art Institute. It is rated one of the top ten best art museums for children in the United States. The exhibitions are always changing, so check up on what’s there before you go. 

You don’t have to pay to go somewhere on a fall day, you know. Dayton is home to many parks, trails, and other outdoor areas that are free to visit. Put on a hoodie and enjoy the weather while you can!

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