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Dayton, Ohio -- Worth Visiting?

Post by JupiterJones » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:32 am

I'm planning a road trip and considering making Dayton one of the stops. Mainly to check out all the aviation-related stuff in the area (Wright Bros., etc.). Some questions:
  • I've heard that parts of Dayton can be sketchy/unsafe. Is this true? Which parts?
  • We usually like to stay downtown when visiting a city, to get a sense of the place, rather than in some generic hotel out in the suburbs that could be anywhere. Would that make sense in Dayton? There doesn't seem to be too many hotels downtown, which could be a sign...
  • Any specific recommendations for sights/museums? Any not worth going to?
  • Is this even a good idea in the first place? Should we just skip Dayton and stop in, say, Columbus instead?
Thanks!

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Post by tivattom » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:40 am

The National Museum of the US Air Force is a great museum, and a must see if you've never been. Its definitely worth the price of admission (its free).

https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/

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Post by Fclevz » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:42 am

tivattom wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:40 am
The National Museum of the US Air Force is a great museum, and a must see if you've never been. Its definitely worth the price of admission (its free).

https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/
Definitely don’t miss the XB-70 Valkyrie.

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Post by eli80 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:49 am

I went to college in Dayton and usually go there once a year for a basketball game. If I stay there, it is the Marriott by the University of Dayton. There is not much downtown. That said, if I was in your shoes, I would time my visit to see what you want to see in Dayton and then stay in either Cincinnati or Columbus depending on what direction you are heading. Both cities are better for staying downtown for restaurant, bars, etc. Each city is only an hour and a half or so from Dayton.

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Post by aristotelian » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:50 am

If you are into more urban experiences (restaurants etc) Columbus is definitely the better bet.

Safety is not a problem in any of the tourist areas.

If you are coming primarily for the Air Force Museum, it is probably better to stay in one of the chain hotels in that area rather than the limited options downtown.

Yellow Springs is also a cool town if you want more of a funky/artsy experience.

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Post by an_asker » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:54 am

JupiterJones wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:32 am
I'm planning a road trip and considering making Dayton one of the stops. Mainly to check out all the aviation-related stuff in the area (Wright Bros., etc.). Some questions:
  • I've heard that parts of Dayton can be sketchy/unsafe. Is this true? Which parts?
  • We usually like to stay downtown when visiting a city, to get a sense of the place, rather than in some generic hotel out in the suburbs that could be anywhere. Would that make sense in Dayton? There doesn't seem to be too many hotels downtown, which could be a sign...
  • Any specific recommendations for sights/museums? Any not worth going to?
  • Is this even a good idea in the first place? Should we just skip Dayton and stop in, say, Columbus instead?
Thanks!

JJ
I visited Dayton with my kid a few years ago, as part of the Science Olympiad. We were put up in Wright State University, but vaguely recall that there were some hotels close by. It was not too shabby, though when we drove around town, there were a few streets that appeared sketchy. Not too bad, I would say.

We did visit the air force museum, though to me it was just information overload. I'm divided on museums anyway, so I might not be the right person to share my opinion on this one!

We did rent a car and drive down to Cincinnati for half a day (it is about a couple of hours) - the rest of the gang went to one of the theme parks close by.

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Post by sport » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:55 am

I will confirm that the Air Force museum should not be missed. It is large, and you should allow plenty of time if you want to see everything. Another thing to see, if you like this sort of thing, is the Ohio Caverns. It is located in West Liberty OH, about 30 miles from Dayton. We took our children there when they were young, and they were fascinated by the stalactites and stalagmites. If you have never been to one of these, it is an interesting experience.

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Post by new2bogle » Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:26 am

an_asker wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:54 am
I visited Dayton with my kid a few years ago, as part of the Science Olympiad. We were put up in Wright State University, but vaguely recall that there were some hotels close by. It was not too shabby, though when we drove around town, there were a few streets that appeared sketchy. Not too bad, I would say.

We did visit the air force museum, though to me it was just information overload. I'm divided on museums anyway, so I might not be the right person to share my opinion on this one!

We did rent a car and drive down to Cincinnati for half a day (it is about a couple of hours) - the rest of the gang went to one of the theme parks close by.
+1 for mentioning Science Olympiad! Did I compete against you in either Atlanta or Raleigh?

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Post by verbose » Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:32 am

I grew up in Cincinnati and lived in Dayton for 10 years. We were so happy to leave Dayton. We returned a few years ago to see some old friends, and Dayton had only become shabbier. IMO, the Air Force museum is the only attraction worth seeing in Dayton. Downtown Dayton is just nothing. I don’t remember there being any very good restaurants—most are chains.

Cincinnati is one hour from Dayton and Columbus is an hour and a half. Driving straight from Cincy to Columbus is about two hours. Both cities have much to recommend them in terms of attractions and dining. I’m not that familiar with Columbus, but there are unsafe parts of Cincinnati. I no longer know exactly what parts those are since I don’t live there—if you go, research ahead of time.

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Post by researcher » Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:54 am

JupiterJones wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:32 am
I'm planning a road trip and considering making Dayton one of the stops.
You should fill in some key information...
- Where will you be coming from & where are you headed to
- How many days is your road trip & what types of things will you be doing/seeing

In my opinion, Dayton is definitely worth a stop to visit the Air Force Museum, which is incredible.
But I would not suggest staying overnight, as there isn't much else there worth seeing. Assuming it is along your general route, plan to visit the museum for 3-4 hours, then continue on to your next stop.

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Post by adamthesmythe » Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:58 am

The Air Force museum for sure. I have stayed in Dayton several times and don't know if there is a "downtown" or what it's like.

Most of the northeast cities (indeed, cities pretty much anywhere) have good areas and bad areas.

There seem to be some Wright Brothers sites in Dayton. Have a look on the web and see if they interest you.

I don't know of anything to see in Columbus. Not saying there isn't, just that it was never on my radar.

Cleveland has a very good art museum. Free, and newly expanded. Not quite the Met but only a step below.

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Post by Flymore » Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:27 pm

Be prepared to walk a lot.
There's a lot to see including a B-52. Not a lot of places you can go to that has a B-52 on display.
Dayton AFM also has Boxcar on display. The B-29 that dropped Fat Man, the bomb that ended WWII.
There's an app you can download, Cockpit 360 that takes you inside the planes like the Valkyrie.

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Post by health teacher » Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:19 pm

I'm not particularly a history guy, but the Air Force Museum might be worth the trip just itself. I have family who lives within an hour from Dayton and we visited the museum and it was well worth it. There are also some breweries in and around Dayton. You could visit nearby Springfield and check out Young's Dairy Farm and the town of Yellowsprings is worth a look. A few nights would be plenty, but there is enough around to make it decent.

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Post by fizxman » Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:29 pm

Carillon Historical Park is interesting.

https://www.daytonhistory.org/visit/day ... ical-park/

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Post by jlawrence01 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:54 pm

Agree. The Carillon Park includes a museum that features exhibits all of the industries that originated in Dayton. I can honestly say that it was the BEST museum that I went to in the past year.

Other than that, the Art Institute, and the Air Force Museum (and a stop at Young's Jersey Dairy in Yellow Springs), I cannot think of any other reason to go to Dayton. Other than a stop at one of the finest grocery stores in the country - Dorothy Lane Market.

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Post by 22twain » Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:00 pm

adamthesmythe wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:58 am
There seem to be some Wright Brothers sites in Dayton. Have a look on the web and see if they interest you.
Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park

This has two Wright brothers sites: the Wright cycle shop and visitor center just west of downtown, and the Huffman Prairie flying field, where they tested their early airplanes, outside of town to the northeast.

Carillon Park isn't part of the national historical park, but it has a replica or reconstruction of one of the early Wright airplanes, several old buildings that have been moved there and restored, and a nice collection of old vehicles (cars, locomotives, streetcars).

I enjoyed all three of these a few years ago. You can easily fill up a day with them. Start with Huffman Prairie in the morning, then go into town for the cycle shop and Carillon Park.

Although I grew up in Ohio, I've never gotten around to visiting the Air Force museum. It's on my bucket list. I thought I was going to do it last summer on a road trip through the region, but I got squeezed for time and had to omit it. Maybe next year...
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Re: Dayton, Ohio -- Worth Visiting?

Post by TheNightsToCome » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:24 pm

verbose wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:32 am
I grew up in Cincinnati and lived in Dayton for 10 years. We were so happy to leave Dayton. We returned a few years ago to see some old friends, and Dayton had only become shabbier. IMO, the Air Force museum is the only attraction worth seeing in Dayton. Downtown Dayton is just nothing. I don’t remember there being any very good restaurants—most are chains.

Cincinnati is one hour from Dayton and Columbus is an hour and a half. Driving straight from Cincy to Columbus is about two hours. Both cities have much to recommend them in terms of attractions and dining. I’m not that familiar with Columbus, but there are unsafe parts of Cincinnati. I no longer know exactly what parts those are since I don’t live there—if you go, research ahead of time.
"I don’t remember there being any very good restaurants—most are chains."

Have to disagree: The Pine Club

https://www.thepineclub.com/

https://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/top-5 ... estaurants

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pine_Club
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Post by clutchied » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:13 pm

JupiterJones wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:32 am
I'm planning a road trip and considering making Dayton one of the stops. Mainly to check out all the aviation-related stuff in the area (Wright Bros., etc.). Some questions:
  • I've heard that parts of Dayton can be sketchy/unsafe. Is this true? Which parts?
  • We usually like to stay downtown when visiting a city, to get a sense of the place, rather than in some generic hotel out in the suburbs that could be anywhere. Would that make sense in Dayton? There doesn't seem to be too many hotels downtown, which could be a sign...
  • Any specific recommendations for sights/museums? Any not worth going to?
  • Is this even a good idea in the first place? Should we just skip Dayton and stop in, say, Columbus instead?
Thanks!

JJ
Hey so I live in Dayton metro (burbs).

1. It's not unsafe unless you head out to west dayton (don't). Would you feel unsafe in Chicago? Only in certain parts...
2. Oregon District is where the action is. If you can find something around there it would be your best bet.
3. Air Force Museum as everyone mentioned (just added a 4th hangar a few years ago. It has all the historical Air Force One's.) Carillon Park is fun (has one of the very early Wright Flyers.) Carillon also has some of the history of the area, NCR and a bunch of other things. The new library downtown is very nice.
4. Food in Oregon District: Corner Kitchen (personal favorite), Salar, Roost, Wheat Penny, Coco's... There are so many great choices.
5. Lots of hiking around the area and a fantastic "rails to trails" system for running and biking. You can go from Cincinnati to Columbus on the trails.
6. Dayton has a very rich history but it's had a rough couple of decades. The metro is doing relatively well and like most of the country has been lifted by great economics. Dayton and Cinci will merge at some point with many people currently living in either or and commuting back and forth.

Having said all that Columbus is a great city too! I just lacks the heritage that made Dayton so special. We really enjoy living here and it's a great place to raise a family. Shoot me a PM if you need more info!

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Post by jabberwockOG » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:35 pm

Ohio’s rate of overdose deaths is the second highest of all US states (only exceeded by West Virginia), and more than double the national rate, and Ohio’s number has tripled since 2010.

Large parts of Dayton look like a bombed out urban wasteland.

Dayton, in Montgomery County, is among the worst city in Ohio with the most overdose deaths, sharing the spot with two other Ohio cities: Toledo and Cincinnati.

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Post by jlawrence01 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:19 am

clutchied wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:13 pm

Hey so I live in Dayton metro (burbs).

1. It's not unsafe unless you head out to west dayton (don't). Would you feel unsafe in Chicago? Only in certain parts...

6. Dayton has a very rich history but it's had a rough couple of decades. The metro is doing relatively well and like most of the country has been lifted by great economics. Dayton and Cinci will merge at some point with many people currently living in either or and commuting back and forth.


I lived in the CITY of Dayton for five years.

The notion that you can point out one area of town and state that you can just avoid this one area and you will have no problems is misleading and inaccurate. I was a witness to two stabbings, one in the Oregon District and the other around the Miami County Courthouse at Third and Ludlow downtown. I addition, I was assaulted in the Walnut Hills area near Wayne and Wilmington. There are issues in a number of neighborhoods throughout the city which is not unusual in a city that has undergone the significant loss of blue collar opportunities.

Rough COUPLE of decades? I could make a strong argument that the last FIVE decades has been one of fairly steady decline of the City of Dayton. I spent a week there earlier this year and I have not seen a major change in the urban core.

However, getting back to the original subject, yes, the Dayton area is worth a visit od at least a couple of days.

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Post by One Ping » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:16 am

Flymore wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:27 pm
Dayton AFM also has Boxcar on display. The B-29 that dropped Fat Man, the bomb that ended WWII.
Then name of that B-29 is actually "Bockscar," named after the first captain of the airplane Frederick Bock.
https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Visit ... nded-wwii/

I can second that a visit to the AF Museum is well worth it.

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Post by researcher » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:35 am

jabberwockOG wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:35 pm
Large parts of Dayton look like a bombed out urban wasteland.
I live just a short distance away, and wasn't aware much of Dayton was a Mad Max style dystopian society.

Could you elaborate on specifically where these "large parts" of Dayton resemble a "bombed out urban wasteland"?

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Post by MastersChampion » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:28 am

We stopped in Dayton for a daytrip a couple years ago after staying in Cincinnati.

I am an aviation nerd and I found Huffman Prairie to be particularly poignant after reading David McCollough's excellent book on the Wright Brothers.
The last chapter is set at Huffman Prairie and it almost brought a tear to my eye standing on the spot there thinking about it.

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Post by JupiterJones » Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:02 pm

Thanks for the tips & insights, folks! I appreciate it.

Like the poster above me, I also read the Wright Bros. book and think it would be cool to visit the bike shop and Huffman field. Looks like the bike shop is in the dreaded "West Dayton" though, eh? I presume it's not too bad in the daytime?
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Post by jabberwockOG » Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:57 pm

researcher wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:35 am
jabberwockOG wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:35 pm
Large parts of Dayton look like a bombed out urban wasteland.
I live just a short distance away, and wasn't aware much of Dayton was a Mad Max style dystopian society.

Could you elaborate on specifically where these "large parts" of Dayton resemble a "bombed out urban wasteland"?
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/arti ... an-cities/

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Post by bengal22 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:37 pm

jabberwockOG wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:35 pm
Ohio’s rate of overdose deaths is the second highest of all US states (only exceeded by West Virginia), and more than double the national rate, and Ohio’s number has tripled since 2010.

Large parts of Dayton look like a bombed out urban wasteland.

Dayton, in Montgomery County, is among the worst city in Ohio with the most overdose deaths, sharing the spot with two other Ohio cities: Toledo and Cincinnati.

The OP wants to visit and a misleading portrait of Dayton serves no purpose. I could pick any region, throw out some terrible statistics, and paint a terribly unfair picture of a region. I assume there are areas in new York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle, Miami, etc that are terrible but I would still visit there.

Dayton has some great things to tour, there are great area to live, and it has some great restaurants and pizza.
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Post by bengal22 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:41 pm

JupiterJones wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:02 pm
Thanks for the tips & insights, folks! I appreciate it.

Like the poster above me, I also read the Wright Bros. book and think it would be cool to visit the bike shop and Huffman field. Looks like the bike shop is in the dreaded "West Dayton" though, eh? I presume it's not too bad in the daytime?
No reason to avoid any area. Just use common sense like you would in any city. The bike shop and Dunbar house are must see spots. Grad some greater ice cream, mikesell potatoe chips, and Marion pizza while you are there. There are also some good micro breweries.
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Post by plumberboy » Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:55 pm

You might also stop at Wright Patterson AFB and ask to see the alien bodies that are kept there!😁

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It's O_io. 'Nuff said.

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Post by gilgamesh » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:52 pm

I live in Dayton and concur with the positive things said about the city - the air force museum is world class...but awesome quaint restaurants too.

But, the reason for my response is to mention an area south east of Columbus - if in case your travels goes near. Hocking hills. If you love nature, hocking hills is a hidden treasure trove - not so hidden nowadays, so avoid the holidays :oops:

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Post by Kenkat » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:20 pm

kenoryan wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:37 pm
RickBoglehead wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:01 am
It's O_io. 'Nuff said.

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Post by sport » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:46 pm

Kenkat wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:20 pm
kenoryan wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:37 pm
RickBoglehead wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:01 am
It's O_io. 'Nuff said.

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Post by achymoose » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:47 pm

Was in Dayton for son's graduation from Airforce school. Ditto on the Airforce museum. Free. Had to work hard to see it in one day. Firehouse BBQ on NE side great dinner.

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Post by clutchied » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:43 pm

jlawrence01 wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:19 am
clutchied wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:13 pm

Hey so I live in Dayton metro (burbs).

1. It's not unsafe unless you head out to west dayton (don't). Would you feel unsafe in Chicago? Only in certain parts...

6. Dayton has a very rich history but it's had a rough couple of decades. The metro is doing relatively well and like most of the country has been lifted by great economics. Dayton and Cinci will merge at some point with many people currently living in either or and commuting back and forth.


I lived in the CITY of Dayton for five years.

The notion that you can point out one area of town and state that you can just avoid this one area and you will have no problems is misleading and inaccurate. I was a witness to two stabbings, one in the Oregon District and the other around the Miami County Courthouse at Third and Ludlow downtown. I addition, I was assaulted in the Walnut Hills area near Wayne and Wilmington. There are issues in a number of neighborhoods throughout the city which is not unusual in a city that has undergone the significant loss of blue collar opportunities.

Rough COUPLE of decades? I could make a strong argument that the last FIVE decades has been one of fairly steady decline of the City of Dayton. I spent a week there earlier this year and I have not seen a major change in the urban core.

However, getting back to the original subject, yes, the Dayton area is worth a visit od at least a couple of days.

I don't know man... there are families walking around the certain parts of the city now.

I've never felt unsafe. Ever.

My wife and I go downtown to eat all the time. It's really great.

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Re: Dayton, Ohio -- Worth Visiting?

Post by researcher » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:07 pm

jabberwockOG wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:57 pm
researcher wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:35 am
jabberwockOG wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:35 pm
Large parts of Dayton look like a bombed out urban wasteland.
I live just a short distance away, and wasn't aware much of Dayton was a Mad Max style dystopian society.

Could you elaborate on specifically where these "large parts" of Dayton resemble a "bombed out urban wasteland"?
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/arti ... an-cities/
I perused the article and found no mention of "large parts" of Dayton looking like a "bombed out urban wasteland."

Could you copy/paste the sections of the article that describe this?

Or better yet, why not provide your firsthand experience of the city and what specific areas you were referring to.

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Post by jabberwockOG » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:38 pm

researcher wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:07 pm
jabberwockOG wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:57 pm
researcher wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:35 am
jabberwockOG wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:35 pm
Large parts of Dayton look like a bombed out urban wasteland.
I live just a short distance away, and wasn't aware much of Dayton was a Mad Max style dystopian society.

Could you elaborate on specifically where these "large parts" of Dayton resemble a "bombed out urban wasteland"?
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/arti ... an-cities/
I perused the article and found no mention of "large parts" of Dayton looking like a "bombed out urban wasteland."

Could you copy/paste the sections of the article that describe this?

Or better yet, why not provide your firsthand experience of the city and what specific areas you were referring to.


Calm down Researcher. The OP asked if anyone thought Dayton had some "sketchy areas". I replied yes. You seem to have a different opinion. That's absolutely fine, and how these types of forums work best with readers forming their own opinions based on various replies/perspectives/opinions.

Suggest you watch the Frontline program on Dayton listed in the article, if you are genuinely interested in learning more about the sad situation that is modern day Dayton (along with lots of other US midsize rust belt cities).

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Post by researcher » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:09 am

jabberwockOG wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:38 pm
The OP asked if anyone thought Dayton had some "sketchy areas". I replied yes. You seem to have a different opinion. That's absolutely fine, and how these types of forums work best with readers forming their own opinions based on various replies/perspectives/opinions.

Suggest you watch the Frontline program on Dayton listed in the article, if you are genuinely interested in learning more about the sad situation that is modern day Dayton (along with lots of other US midsize rust belt cities).
Calm down, jabberwockOG. I was just calling out your outrageous, fear mongering claim so the OP would know to ignore it.

You didn't say that there were "some sketchy areas" in Dayton (as there are in virtually EVERY large urban area).
What you said was that "large parts of Dayton look like a bombed out urban wasteland."

If you were "genuinely interested in learning more about the sad situation in Dayton", you would not create fabricated/fictional/imaginary descriptions of the place.

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Re: Dayton, Ohio -- Worth Visiting?

Post by bengal22 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:20 am

researcher wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:09 am
jabberwockOG wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:38 pm
The OP asked if anyone thought Dayton had some "sketchy areas". I replied yes. You seem to have a different opinion. That's absolutely fine, and how these types of forums work best with readers forming their own opinions based on various replies/perspectives/opinions.

Suggest you watch the Frontline program on Dayton listed in the article, if you are genuinely interested in learning more about the sad situation that is modern day Dayton (along with lots of other US midsize rust belt cities).
Calm down, jabberwockOG. I was just calling out your outrageous, fear mongering claim so the OP would know to ignore it.

You didn't say that there were "some sketchy areas" in Dayton (as there are in virtually EVERY large urban area).
What you said was that "large parts of Dayton look like a bombed out urban wasteland."

If you were "genuinely interested in learning more about the sad situation in Dayton", you would not create fabricated/fictional/imaginary descriptions of the place.
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Re: Dayton, Ohio -- Worth Visiting?

Post by hightower » Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:58 am

I live in Cincinnati. If you're looking for a good place to stop for lot's of stuff to see and do, I recommend Cincinnati over Dayton for sure. However, the Airforce Base Museum in Dayton is pretty cool and worth a stop if you feel inclined.

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Re: Dayton, Ohio -- Worth Visiting?

Post by LadyGeek » Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:05 pm

With reference to some earlier posts, the discussion is starting to get contentious.

Please stay on-topic and state your concerns in a civil, factual manner.
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