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    What to do in Dayton

    I am going to a conference in Dayton in a couple of weeks and was wondering what people recommend doing there other than Dragons games. From the agenda, it looks like we are tied up during the day but does anyone have any favorite restaurants etc in the area of the University, downtown, etc?

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    Re: What to do in Dayton

    Both near UD on Brown St.: Hickory BBQ and the Pine Club for steaks.

    Stuff to do at night in Dayton: hope your hotel has good cable.
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    Re: What to do in Dayton

    According to the two guys here in the office that were stationed there, nothing.

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    Re: What to do in Dayton

    Highly recommend the Pine Club, but bring cash. They don't take plastic.

    Dayton is not a tourist town, and with UD out for the summer, there won't be going on around campus. Other than the Dragons your options are pretty much chain restaurants, malls, and movie theaters. If you head south a bit you can smell Moraine...
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    Re: What to do in Dayton

    - USAF Museum is world-class and highly recommended.
    - Schuster Center has some good musicals and orchestra.
    - 2nd Street Market is nice place to while away a little time.
    - Canal Street Tavern is a good place to tip a few brews and hear some good tunes.
    - My knowledge of UD bars is 25 years stale. Is The Shed still down there?

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    Re: What to do in Dayton

    For the most part, Dayton isn't really a "Touristy" place. There is quite a bit you can do if you live here and want to explore a bit, but nothing that really sticks out as a "must do".

    I'd go the the Air Force Museum if you have any interest in that at all. You can kill 2-3 hours there real easy and it's pretty sweet. I have been there a couple of times and enjoyed it each time.

    Dayton Art Institute has some pretty good exhibits from time to time, have to check when you are in town.

    For Beers, I like the Dublin Pub.

    You might want to check on ActiveDayton.com to see what events might be going on the weekend you are here.

    Most people just get drunk and head back to their hotels when they are in Dayton.

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    Re: What to do in Dayton

    The air force museam is great. I've been there a few times, and each time they have more great stuff to see.

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    Re: What to do in Dayton

    Quote Originally Posted by dabvu2498 View Post
    Both near UD on Brown St.: Hickory BBQ and the Pine Club for steaks.

    Stuff to do at night in Dayton: hope your hotel has good cable.
    x2 on OLD Hickory and the Pine Club. Dublin Pub is a good place in the Oregon District. Other than that, dodging bullets on Gettysburg Ave. is fun.
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    Re: What to do in Dayton

    I remember that a number of the public restrooms in Dayton had XXX playing cards back in the day.

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    Re: What to do in Dayton

    Air Force museum is free too, which no one has mentioned. Also make sure to check out the presidential hanger if that's still open to the public (pretty sure it is). They have old presidential aircraft in a couple large hangers and some other cool/interesting aircraft. It's actually on the base (not with the rest of the museum), so you might need to call ahead of time to see if you can even see it or what that might involve.

    Canal Street Tavern usually has good music and is right across the street from the Dragons stadium as already mentioned.

    Dayton Mall and the Greene are both short drives away from downtown (10~15 mins) if you are into doing the shopping thing.

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    Re: What to do in Dayton

    Quote Originally Posted by BRM View Post
    According to the two guys here in the office that were stationed there, nothing.
    I must've came in late on the guys in your office. What are they saying about my chances hooking up with a nice gal this weekend?

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    Re: What to do in Dayton

    Quote Originally Posted by smoke6 View Post
    OLD Hickory
    Sorry, smoke.

    The one on Brown is the Hickory BBQ. http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&sa...76879452115653

    http://dayton.citysearch.com/profile...bar_b_que.html

    There's an Old Hickory around somewhere, also, but I've never been there.
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    Re: What to do in Dayton

    Hey Dayton's not that far a drive if you have a car, depending on when you're there, drive down and catch a Reds game.
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    Re: What to do in Dayton

    Quote Originally Posted by DTCromer View Post
    I must've came in late on the guys in your office. What are they saying about my chances hooking up with a nice gal this weekend?
    Nice gals can be found anywhere. You may have to look harder in some places though.

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    Re: What to do in Dayton

    Quote Originally Posted by dabvu2498 View Post
    Sorry, smoke.

    The one on Brown is the Hickory BBQ. http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&sa...76879452115653

    http://dayton.citysearch.com/profile...bar_b_que.html

    There's an Old Hickory around somewhere, also, but I've never been there.
    Interesting. They may have changed the name to keep from getting the 2 locations confused or I'm just stupid. The other one is in Riverside and is NOWHERE near as good as Brown St.

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