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Dayton Art Institute

456 Belmonte Park N, Dayton, OH 45405-4700
+1 937-223-4278
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Dayton Art Institute

The Dayton Art Institute is a great place to see a lot of art in a great building. Parking is free... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fran G
Surprisingly fun and FREE!

they have traveling exhibits from time to time that are awesome. otherwise this free (easy to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dayton, Ohio
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Founded in 1919, The Dayton Art Institute is one of the region’s premier fine arts museums. In addition to exhibiting outstanding special exhibitions and impressive collections of art from throughout the world, the museum is renowned for education programming that includes an array of offerings for diverse audiences. The Dayton Art Insitute is committed to enriching lives and serving the community by creating meaningful experiences with art.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
456 Belmonte Park N, Dayton, OH 45405-4700
+1 937-223-4278
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Dayton Art Institute is a great place to see a lot of art in a great building. Parking is free and there is an admission fee that is well worth the cost.

Thank Fran G
Reviewed 1 week ago

they have traveling exhibits from time to time that are awesome. otherwise this free (easy to park-has a child play area) is a great time. even for teenagers.

Thank chrizzyturtle1
Reviewed 1 week ago

This could perhaps be one of the finest hidden gems of art collections in the country, at least in the Midwest. The Dayton Art Institute has a long history of collecting its own art and displaying national travel art exhibits. Those visionaries who built this...More

Thank chamberguy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to DAI more times than I can count, and I continue to be amazed at the breadth and depth of their collection. My personal favorites are the collections located downstairs, which include pre-Columbian and non-Western art. Their modern collection also contains a surprising...More

Thank kbrews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I visited this museum a couple of years ago when they were having a special exhibit on military posters. We decided to go back and visit the actual art museum. Neither my husband nor I are really into art, and this was...More

Thank Chops1971
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WE love this free and awesome art museum. Walk up to Monet's Waterlillies and Edward Hopper's High Noon and so , so much more. Great place.

Thank jbwhitehouse
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a decent size museum for a city this size. I guess that reflects the manufacturing wealth of the city. The quality of the individual pieces is noticeably a step below that of major city museums. But the collection has a little bit of...More

Thank D3336HDkevinp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Dayton Art Institute is a gorgeous old attraction that holds many great treasures. Also many traveling shows have made visits much to the benefit of the Institute. Also attended a wedding in one of the many gardens which was a beautiful affair. Definitely one...More

Thank Mortgageman9000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't have time to see everything in 3 hours, but what we did see was certainly enjoyable. [Maybe 3 hours is the optimum time to avoid the aching back and feet often experienced in larger museums?] Anyway, we thoroughly enjoyed the visit. There's a...More

Thank RLane_11
Reviewed 17 June 2017

The Dayton Art Institute has a modest collection; not special, but fine. However, my experience of visiting the museum was not enjoyable because the security guard was strangely aggressive in speaking to patrons. Instead of speaking in the polite manner of a standard museum security...More

Thank travelerl73
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