A Dayton Day Trip from Your Waynesville Bed and Breakfast

The mid-sized city, Dayton, Ohio, is approximately a 16-mile drive from your Waynesville bed and breakfast. Proximity makes it a great location to get out and do a little sight-seeing during your trip. There are a variety of attractions located in Dayton. From historical sites to museums, the city has something to offer everyone. BBOnline recommends for those staying at a Waynesville Inn to spend at least one day of their trip seeing the sights in Dayton.

Carillon Historical Park
1000 Carillon Blvd.
Dayton, Ohio 45409
(937) 293-2841

Carillon Historic Park allows guests to take a step back in time while they learn about Dayton's rich history. Just a short drive from your Waynesville bed and breakfast, the park immerses you in the history of the region, and takes you back to the city's founding in 1796. Situated on 65-acres of land adjacent to the Great Miami River, the park is home to 25 historical buildings filled with artifacts. Costumed guides are stationed throughout the park to tell visitors bist and pieces of Dayton's past. See the original 1905 Wright Flyer III, the first automobile self-starter and an 1835 B&O steam locomotive. Dayton's oldest building is also located on-site. Newcom's Tavern was erected in 1796 and is open for the public to tour. Visit the park on Wednesday or Saturday to take the shuttle bus over to Hawthorn Hill, the mansion in Oakwood that Orville Wright lived in for 35 years. Tickets must be purchased in advance and space is limited. Advance tickets may be purchased by calling Guest Services.

Patterson Homestead
1815 Brown St.
Dayton, Ohio 45409
(937) 222-9724

Originally home to Revolutionary War veteran Colonel Robert Patterson and his wife, Elizabeth Lindsay Patterson, the federal-style home was constructed in three waves beginning in 1810, and was completed in 1850. The Patterson family occupied the land from 1804 until 1904. The Patterson family played a huge role in Dayton's history, including John H. Patterson, who was the founder of National Cash Register. The Patterson Homestead was donated to the City of Dayton in 1953. The museum is free to tour and filled with 18th and 19th century antiques. There are a lot of family items on display as well, along with a gallery that showcases the history of NCR.

The Dayton Art Institute
456 Belmonte Park N.
Dayton, Ohio 45405
(937) 223-5277

Art lovers staying at a Waynesville bed and breakfast should visit the Dayton Art Institute. The mid-sized museum, founded in 1919, had some prominent founding patrons. The list included John H. Patterson, founder of National Cash Register and Orville Wright. The building sits atop a hill that overlooks the Great Miami River and is comprised of nearly 60,000 square-feet. The museum houses a diversified collection. You will find African art, American art, photography, textiles and native American art among the items on display.

Woodland Cemetery
118 Woodland Ave.
Dayton, Ohio 45409
(937) 222-1431

Woodland Cemetery is more than just your average cemetery. The rural garden cemetery provides breath-taking views of the city skyline and beautiful walking trails. At Woodland cemetery, it's not uncommon for people to take their dogs for a walk or bring their children to feed the ducks at the pond. As you stroll through the grounds, you'll find beautifully landscaped areas, as well as the graves of some very famous people. The Wright Brothers, Erma Bombeck and Paul Laurence Dunbar are all buried there.