posted on Aug, 3 2006 @ 12:03 AM
I live in Dayton, OH.
My city really bites because it is becoming another Detroit or Cleveland due to industry moving out, but there are some cool things here.
We have the Air Force Museum, probably better than the Smithsonian Air and Space and I have been to both.
We have Carillon Park, which houses the original Wright Brothers bicycle shop, various antiquities of turn of the century inventions that gained
Dayton notoriety, even some steam trains.
We have a huge collection of historical artifacts through the Dayton Historical Society, incluiding the NCR archives of priceless pictures of turn of
the century stuff.
We have a cool levy/dam system that keeps us from being flooded like New Orleans was, but our leaders in 1913 did it right.
Mendelsons surplus. Quite possibly the largest commercial and industrial surplus store in the midwest just 1 mile from my house....a tinkerers
The City spares no expense on fireworks 3 times a year, which I can see clearly from my house - I do not need to even drive to downtown.
The Dayton Air Show. This year they had the US Army precision helicopter team doing aerobatics with UH-1 Cobras. Not that I went to it, because I
see all kinds of strange military craft taking off all the time from WPAFB.
Hydroplane races at Eastwood lake.
Woodland Cemetary & Arboretum. Noted dead people are; Agnus Moorehead(mother witch from Bewitched), Erma Bombeck, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Charles
Kettering (inventor of electric car starter), Col. Daniel Mead (started Mead Paper empire), George Newcom (original settler of Dayton), John Patterson
(formed NCR), Wilbur & Orville Wright & family.