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Dayton Art Institute

Closed Now: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Dayton and the Arts Join Hands

There's a lot to see at Dayton's Art Institute; for years I drove past it on the way to somewhere... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Debbie T
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Wedding and dinner exceptional

Great place for a wedding and dinner. The staff was great and the venue is the best. Don't know... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
David B
Charlotte, North Carolina
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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...more
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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

There's a lot to see at Dayton's Art Institute; for years I drove past it on the way to somewhere else, thinking it was more of an instructional locale rather than a museum. Turns out, it's both. There's an eclectic art adventure waiting for you...More

Thank Debbie T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for a wedding and dinner. The staff was great and the venue is the best. Don't know what the cost was but it was worth it for us LOL.

Thank David B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building, grounds and setting are very nice-- right on the river in downtown Dayton. We found the collections of Asian and Central American art interesting. The arrangement of the museum was a bit twisty turny and confusing-- it was hard to tell if you'd...More

Thank KatieVirginia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Dayton Art Institute is truly a great art museum. Many larger cities do not have a museum this excellent. The permanent displays are interesting and beautiful and the special exhibits are consistently good. I wholeheartedly recommend a visit to DAI.

Thank Rick725
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Art lovers will enjoy this place. I found the jelly bean sculpture in the basement to be the most profound art piece I have ever seen. Worth the price of admission.

Thank Stu1945
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning art museum with world class exhibits...do yourself a favor and go often! Great rotating exhibits as well!

Thank Porthos7
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

The Dayton Art Institute is a wonderful place to take your family for a date. You can see everything from Monday to Andy Warhol. The museum has all kinds of things for you to explore there’s even a children’s experimental section where children can try...More

Thank bradye826
Reviewed September 3, 2018

THis was interesting. the building is beautiful. THere are some kids activities downstairs if your little ones are getting bored with walking around. some great art - but I really liked the building.

Thank Robyn K
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

A beautiful place! Unique architecture! A great Fall festival with live music and so much! Check out

Thank chighley31
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Unprecedented day of viewing world class art with wonderful museum guides. This is Dayton's living room for a good reason!

Thank Daniel D
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March 26, 2018|
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Response from 956chantalw | Reviewed this property |
Thank you David V... I was slow to respond.. my apologies.
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July 31, 2017|
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Response from Bryan H | Reviewed this property |
Eight dollars for adults, with a discount for active military, large groups, and seniors (6 dollars.) Youth and students get in free!
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Response from Thomas P | Reviewed this property |
$8 adults, $5 seniors and under 12 free, also sell life membership