The Dayton Art Institute sits atop a hill on the edge of the Great Miami River overlooking downtown Dayton. The museum’s landmark building, designed by prominent museum architect Edward B. Green of Buffalo and completed in 1930, was modeled after the Villa d’Este near Rome and the Villa Farnese at Caprarola in Italy, both examples of sixteenth century Italian Renaissance architecture. The world-class collection spans 5,000 years of art history. #daytonforfamilies #familyfun
Carillon Park includes a village dedicated to the inventive and industrial traditions of Dayton. Ethel gasoline, refrigeration (Frigidaire), the auto self-starter (Delco), and human flight (the Wright Brothers) all are featured.