As the center of southwest Ohio's tri-county area, Dayton offers a whole lot of action and entertainment for you and the family on your Midwestern excursion. It has a mixture of man-made attractions and museums and gorgeous landscape features, like its array of gardens and parks. Some believe it has been nicknamed the "Gem City" due to it's spectacular beauty. When you arrive, take advantage of Dollar Rent A Car's wide array of Dayton rental cars at excellent Dayton discounts. Then head out to these free hot spots:
Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
Also known as the Birthplace of Aviation, this city was once the home and testing ground of the Wilbur and Orville Wright and is now the locale of the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park. Drive a Dayton car rental along Williams Street to find this popular attraction, which commemorates the aviation contributions of the Wright brothers - the duo who built the first power-run sustained flight machine. The site also contains the Paul Laurence Dunbar State Memorial, which pays tribute to the African-American writer who was among the first to gain national acclaim.
Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum
A Dayton car rental can get you to the Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum located on Woodland Avenue. You might not expect a burial ground to be a prime stop on a family vacation, but this historic site is more than just a cemetery. It contains about 3,000 trees - some more than 100 years old - and nearly 170 different species of native plant among 200 acres of land. It also has historic significance: The location was established in 1841 and remains today as one of the five oldest rural garden cemeteries in the country.