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Dayton Art Institute

Closed Now: 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Open today: 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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Best way to spend an afternoon!

The DAI is an exceptional way to spend an afternoon alone or as part of a group. The building... read more

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Dayton, Ohio
History and Art

Was surprised what this place brings in and loved the history and art displayed. Was worth every... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tempe, Arizona
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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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456 Belmonte Park N, Dayton, OH 45405-4700
+1 937-223-4278
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All reviews leo bistro andy warhol permanent collection edward hopper traveling exhibits special exhibit nice collection beautiful museum current exhibit wonderful exhibits gift shop wonderful place to visit gem city small museum few hours worth a stop on display
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Reviewed yesterday

The DAI is an exceptional way to spend an afternoon alone or as part of a group. The building itself is a piece of art and what it houses is also impressive and informative . Super nice atmosphere to just take your time and enjoy...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank savyshopper2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was surprised what this place brings in and loved the history and art displayed. Was worth every nickel.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank joanmangan60
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Many different artifacts & art works. We enjoy going for the day. The art is divided up into time periods. The maps of the DAI are easy to follow. The special exhibits are always interesting

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Shari V
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

We took the bike trail from our house the the Art Institute. It was a large gallery! Lots of fun artwork from many eras and included some kids stuff and some awesome glass pottery. We enjoyed some coffee at the shop before riding bikes back....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Katie M
Reviewed November 13, 2018

This was our third visit to the Dayton Art Institute, and, as always, we greatly enjoyed it. Their collection is extensive with lots of variety. The building is beautiful, and they often have various special exhibits. We didn't have time to see the current exhibit,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chops1971
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful place to visit with music social meeting with wine and finger foods available. Tickets very reasonable.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank throughmyeyes7
Reviewed November 8, 2018

I am a have been a member of DAI for the last three years. First off let me say I am a lover of the arts, and for a small town DAI has a nice collection, and a wonderful revolving exhibit. I am also an...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Mitchell E
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Every time I go to the DAI I see wonderful exhibits and also wander through the museum to see interesting art work in their permanent collection. Especially art work made by artists born in OH or nearby or who worked in OH during their careers.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Cynthia K
Reviewed October 21, 2018

A beautiful place for a wedding, the area were the reception was held was marvelous the lights strung from the ceiling gave you the impression you were out side. A fun and intimate wedding.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Irishprces13
Reviewed October 5, 2018 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

Date of experience: October 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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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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$8 adults, $5 seniors and under 12 free, also sell life membership