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Dayton, which happens to be the county seat of Montgomery County, is currently the sixth-largest city in Ohio. The city is located just a few miles away from Springfield and roughly an hour away from both Cincinnati and Columbus. The State of Ohio is popularly referred to as the birthplace of aviation, all thanks to Dayton. Dayton is the birthplace of a set of brothers who made a significant contribution to human history. Edgar and Wilbur Wright made history when they launched the first plane into a sustained flight in 1903. When you’re motorhome camping across Ohio, be sure to pass by the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park for some insight into early aviation.

Situated right at the heart of downtown Dayton, the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park celebrates not only the lives and accomplishments of the Wright Brothers, but also Paul Laurence Dunbar. These men researched and engineered the first powered flying aircraft in a bicycle shop in Dayton, paving the way to aviation as we know it today. The historical park is situated a short walk away from attractions such as the Dayton Art Institute and America’s Packard Museum. When thinking of visiting Dayton for your next vacation, book an RV in Montgomery County and have an awesome time RV camping at state Parks in Montgomery County.

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Getting Outdoors

When camping with an RV in Dayton, outdoor enthusiasts can try out a couple of fun activities in some of the finest recreation spaces in the region. The Carillon Historical Park is a 65-acre park that is home to wonderful walking trails which are ideal for an afternoon stroll with the family. Ohio’s largest carillon is situated inside the park.

Paddling is one of the most popular water-based activities in Dayton. Starting from Eastwood MetroPark to Carillon Historical Park area, you’ll be able to enjoy seven miles of awesome kayaking. There are two lines to choose from; a smooth-water passageway for beginners, and a whitewater passageway for more experienced paddlers.

If you’re into waterfalls, you’re in luck as the area has numerous waterfalls. Charleston Falls Preserve is where you’ll find the biggest of them all, Charleston Falls. You’ll do some hiking to get to the falls, so be sure to leave your motorhome with appropriate footwear. Should time allow, pass by Clifton Gorge, Ludlow Falls, and the West Milton Cascades.

Camping at Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park

You’ll be surprised at the impressive range of campgrounds to choose from after renting an RV in Dayton. If you are in Dayton for a short while, consider camping at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base FamCamp, which is situated just outside town. The pull-thru sites are equipped with electric, water, and sewer hookups. Additional amenities include WiFi, laundry facilities, and a recreational room.

The Dayton KOA in Brookville is a nice alternative worth checking out. The big-rig accessible pull-thru sites are connected to full hookups plus WiFi and cable TV. Dayton campers are treated to a lengthy list of amenities, including a camp store, propane, and laundry facilities. For recreation, visitors have access to horseshoes, a mini-golf course, and a pool. Kids have a playground for themselves, and pets are allowed.

Exploring the Area

While you camp in an RV near Dayton, take advantage of your rental RV by visiting as many attractions in and around the city. If you’re into aviation, Dayton might as well be the city for you. The National Aviation Hall of fame is dedicated to honoring aerospace legends to inspire future leaders. Some of the inductees include Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, who were the first men to land on the moon. Amelia Earhart, the first female to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, is also an inductee.

Dayton, also houses the National Museum of the US Air Force, the official museum of the United States Air Force. The museum is the largest and oldest aviation museum in the world. Approximately a million visitors flock to the museum each year, making it one of the most visited attractions in the state. The museum has more than 350 aircraft and missiles on display. Among the collection is the Apollo 15 command and service module, which orbited the moon more than 70 times in 1971.

The museum also holds a collection of aircraft used by several American presidents such as Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower. Dayton also has a couple of non-aviation attractions. Point your travel trailer towards the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, which is complete with a planetarium, live animals, and even fossils. Don’t pack your Dayton camper rental and leave before enjoying a performance at the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center.

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