Dayton Convention & Visitors Bureau

1 Chamber Plaza Suite A 45402

Meet in Destination Dayton!

Dayton/Montgomery County is the ideal destination for your next meeting, convention, military or social reunion, group tour, or team-building getaway, whether your group size is 25 or 25,000. We offer a variety of meeting facilities, venues and hotels; services to make planning easier and your event a success; and unique world-class attractions, arts, culture, outdoor activities, shopping and dining for your guests to enjoy. Known as The Crossroads of America at the intersection of I-75 N/S and I-70 E/W, Dayton is conveniently within a day’s drive of 60% of the U.S. population. The Dayton International Airport is easy-to-and-through, with several non-stop flights to other major airports. A wide variety of meeting venues include the Dayton Convention Center, the Sinclair Conference Center, the University of Dayton Arena, and unique venues such as the Dayton Art Institute, America's Packard Museum, and Carillon Historical Park. Our full-service hotels, such as the Marriott at the University of Dayton, Drury Inn & Suites North, and Hilton Garden Inn Dayton South, will make sure your group can sleep easy here. You will love the truly amazing complimentary services we offer. We will promote your event, build attendance, and ensure a successful meeting--for free! Our knowledgeable, professional registration assistants, staffed information stations, name badges, site visits, vendor liaisons, media promotions, and customized itineraries make your attendees feel special. Why is Dayton "The Birthplace of Aviation?" The Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, the Wright family home, two National Park Interpretive Centers, the National Wright Museum, the brothers' bicycle shop, and Huffman Prairie Flying Field tell the story of how the Wright Brothers learned to fly. Then you can stroll through decades of aviation history for free at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Enjoy a spectacular performance of the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance, a groundbreaking merger of the Dayton Opera, Dayton Ballet, and Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. The Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center is a world-class facility featuring the best in local, national and international entertainment, and their Wintergarden atrium is filled with palm trees set against a block-long, glass-enclosed atrium. Come to bask in the beauty of the Dayton Art Institute, with its diverse collections spanning 5,000 years of art history. Set on the banks of the beautiful Great Miami River, Dayton is recognized as the "Midwest Outdoor Adventure Capitol." Hike or bike 340+ miles of paved trails connecting parks, historic landmarks and attractions. Five rivers meet here to provide a multitude of opportunities for water sports from kayaking and paddle boarding to fishing. Our Five Rivers MetroParks offer 16,000 acres of diverse habitats accessible to all. It's no surprise that Dayton has hosted the prestigious International Trails Symposium, named an American Bike City, and a Top 5 Hiking Trail Town. Dayton is home to the Dayton Dragons, the Midwest League affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. We also play host to the First Four during March Madness, and WGI World Championships each April, so you know our team would love to be there for your team. Contact us today--your next adventure starts here!

Getting Here

Located at the Crossroads of America at the intersection of I-75 N/S and I-70 E/W, Dayton is conveniently within a day’s drive of 60% of the U.S. population. The Dayton International Airport is serviced by the major airline carriers with non-stop flights to major cities, and is a convenient 20-minute drive from downtown Dayton and the Dayton Convention Center. For more information, check out

Distance from airport

  • Dayton International Airport

    13 mi. from city center

Local Attractions

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

Admission is FREE to the world’s largest military aviation museum. Featuring hundreds of restored airplanes of historical significance, along with aerospace vehicles, missiles, thousands of pieces of memorabilia and artifacts filling 19+ acres of indoor exhibit space. The NMUSAF is a favorite venue for hosting military reunions. And the Air Force Museum Theatre, with seating capacity up to 400 people and state-of-the art digital projection system, can enhance your meeting with high quality video and presentations capabilities. Your attendees can tour the Museum before or after their meeting with free admission and free parking, making your event unforgettable.
1100 Spatz Street
Dayton, OH, US 45433

Aviation Trail, Inc.

Historical landmark
The Dayton Aviation Trail is a self-guided tour of selected, aviation-related sites open to the public. Tour a minimum of eight of the 17 amazing aviation sites listed below using our brochure and receive a FREE "Wilbear Wright" aviation teddy bear! ~Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center/Aviation Trail Visitor Center ~Aviation Trail Parachute Museum ~The Wright Cycle Company ~Paul Lawrence Dunbar House ~Wright Brothers Memorial ~Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center ~Huffman Prairie Flying Field ~Carillon Historical Park ~National Museum of the United States Air Force ~National Aviation Hall of Fame ~Hawthorn Hill (Orville Wright mansion) ~Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum ~Wright "B" Flyer ~Wright State University ~Historic WACO Field and Airplane Museum ~Armstrong Air & Space Museum ~Champaign Aviation Museum ~Grimes Flying Lab ~Tri-State Warbird Museum ~Butler County Warbirds, Inc ~Sinclair National UAS Training and Certification Center Most of the Aviation Trail sites are now open, with COVID precautions in place, and some with limited hours. Since conditions at each venue can change quickly, it is suggested that visitors check each site's current status.
16 South Williams Street
Dayton, OH, US 45402

Carillon Historical Park

Dayton History/Carillon Historical park is a 65-acre open-air history museum that shares the many amazing stories of how Dayton inventors and innovators have changed the world! See the Deeds Carillon Bell Tower, the Wright Brothers' first practical airplane, the 1905 Wright Flyer III, the first electric starting engine system for the automobile, the first practical cash register, and more! Host your event at one of Dayton History's venues: The Leadership Center Eichelberger Pavilion James F. Dicke Family Transportation Center Kettering Family Education Center Old Court House Patterson Homestead Hawthorn Hill
1000 Carillon Blvd.
Dayton, OH, US 45409

Levitt Pavilion Dayton

Building community through music, one free concert at a time! Or, rent the Pavilion to hold a one-of-a-kind event!
134 S. Main St.
Dayton, OH, US 45402

Dayton Live

Dayton Live brings the best theatre and event experiences to the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, Victoria Theatre, PNC Arts Annex, and The Loft Theatre. Dayton Live hosts over 300 performances each year for people of all ages and interests. Get your tickets for the best Broadway, comedians, concerts, films, and family-friendly shows.
138 N. Main St.
Dayton, OH, US 45402

Dayton Performing Arts Alliance

The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance is the nation's first and most unique merging of arts forms: the Dayton Opera, Dayton Ballet, and Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra--taking artistic collaboration to a new range of diversity and depth.
126 N. Main St.
Dayton, OH, US 45402

Dayton Art Institute

Dayton Art Institute is known for its encyclopedic collection, and recognized nationally as one of the country's best museums. There is something for everyone with collections of 18th and 19th-century American pieces, 17th-century Baroque paintings, African, Ancient Americas, and Asian and contemporary art collections, as well as glass photography, textiles, and works on paper. Make your event unforgettable in this world-class art museum, with its elegant architecture and spaces filled with masterpieces from around the world and across time.
456 Belmonte Park N
Dayton, OH, US 45405

Great Miami River Bikeway

Part of the Miami River Valley Trails, the nation's largest paved trail network. Connecting parks, historical landmarks, and area attractions, you can experience the best of the Miami Valley while traveling through cities, meadows, and forests.
237 E. Monument Ave.
Dayton, OH, US 45402

Convention Centers

  • Dayton Convention Center

    With over 100,000 sq. ft, the Dayton Convention Center offers an impressive selection of first-class, flexible event space and the preferred venue of choice for events of every type and size, including conventions, trade shows, banquets and more.

    • Exhibit Space77,000 sq. ft.
      Total meeting space102,225 sq. ft.


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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.


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