Dayton Convention & Visitors Bureau

Convention center13,935 sq. m
Guest Rooms7,000
Guest rooms at 1 hotel325 guest rooms
Special event venues35
Average room rate$82.00
Daily food cost$56.00
Occupancy rate0.03%
Tax rate7.25%

Meet in Destination Dayton!

Dayton, Ohio, the Birthplace of Aviation and home to the Wright brothers hosts Top-Flight events! Dayton/Montgomery County is the ideal destination for your next meeting, convention, military or other reunion, group tour, or event. Affordable, accessible, warm and friendly Dayton/Montgomery County offers unique world-class attractions, arts, culture, shopping and dining, and big-city amenities. Whether your group size is 25 or 25,000, you'll find we have the variety of meeting facilities, venues and hotels to suit your group to a tee. Dayton is highly accessible for event attendees ---- Dayton is within a days drive of 60% of the U.S. population, is located at the "Crossroads of America," the intersection of I-75 N/S and I-70 E/W, and boasts the Dayton International Airport. The 150,000 sq. ft. Dayton Convention Center and the Sinclair Conference Center as well as numerous unique venues such as the Dayton Art Institute, the Packard Car Museum, and Carillon Historical Park offer event planners plentiful space options. From full-service hotels such as the Marriott at the University of Dayton, the Crowne Plaza Dayton, and the Hilton Garden Inn Dayton South, to limited service properties like the Drury Inn & Suites North Dayton, planners will find options to suit their needs in Dayton. In Dayton, groups will feel like "the big fish in the pond." In other words, groups "get noticed" in Dayton! The Dayton CVB goes the extra-mile to provide numerous complimentary services to ensure the successful promotion and implementation of planners' events. Knowledgeable, professional registration assistants, staffed information stations, name badges, free site visits, vendor liaisons, media promotions (traditional and social), customized services--you name it, the CVB is ready and able to assist planners with their event. And, our services, unlike many other cities, are free! Dayton also offers groups big city amenities such as arts and cultural institutions and performances, and world-renowned attractions such as the free National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, coupled with Midwestern charm and hospitality. Set on the banks of the beautiful Great Miami River, Dayton is a city that beckons. Dayton also has a successful track record of hosting events from 25 to 25,000. The CVB is happy to share group examples and references applicable to your event. Known as the Birthplace of Aviation, Dayton features a fantastic array of big city amenities coupled with mid-western charm and hospitality. When you visit our city, you can experience sites that are found no where else in the world! The Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park tells the story of Dayton's Wright Brothers and provides visitors with the opportunity to visit the Wright family home, two National Park Interpretive Centers, the site where the Wright brothers built the first airplane, the National Wright Museum, the brothers' bicycle shop, and Huffman Prairie Flying Field--where the Wrights really learned to fly. Dayton is recognized as the "Midwest Outdoor Adventure Capitol" and there are plenty of reasons why. Dayton boasts the nation's largest network of paved trails (over 340+ trails!). Dayton's five rivers also provide a multitude of opportunities for water sports from canoeing, kayaking and paddle boarding to fishing. Dayton's Five Rivers MetroParks offer 16,000 acres of diverse habitats in parks accessible to all. Groups can enjoy an event along the banks of the Great Miami River under the pavilion at RiverScape MetroPark, an indoor or outdoor event at Cox Arborteum. There are so many options! Dayton has hosted the prestigious International Trails Symposium, been named an American Bike City, and a Top 5 Hiking Trail Town in the nation. Diverse shopping opportunities, unique independent dining, the Ballet, Opera, Philharmonic, arts and cultural opportunities galore, minor league sports, a vibrant city, all away you in Dayton!

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Distance from airport

  • Dayton International Airport

    20.92 km from city center



Additional Information

Dayton is consistently ranked in the top 5 most affordable of the nation's top 100 cities by the Business Travel News Corporate Travel Index. Dayton offers great value!


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