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21 Of the Best Things to Do Near Wright-Patterson AFB (2021 Edition)
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21 Of the Best Things to Do Near Wright-Patterson AFB (2021 Edition)

Introduction

Welcome to your new installation at Wright-Patterson AFB, located about 14 miles outside of downtown Dayton, Ohio. The area in the immediate vicinity of Wright-Patterson AFB and the nearby Dayton area offers a variety of exciting indoor and outdoor activities for people of all ages.

Below each of the activities in the area have been organized into categories. You can click any of the categories to jump to the section if you already know what you want to do around Wright-Patterson AFB.

(1-4) Golfing
(5-8) Gyms
(9-10) Movie Theaters
(11-12) Bowling Alleys
(13-14) Pools
(15-17) Outdoor Recreation
(18-19) Nearby Attractions
(20-21) Museums

Suggested Read: Wright-Patterson AFB: In-Depth Welcome Center

Things to Do Near Wright-Patterson AFB

Wright-Patterson AFB Golf Course

1. Prairie Trace Golf Course

4690 Skeel Ave.
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433
Phone: 1 (937) 257-7961

Prairie Trace Golf Course offers an 18-hole golf course and a nine-hole golf course, as well as a driving range, three practice putting greens and a golf shop.

2. Twin Base Golf Club

3565 Communications Blvd.
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433
Phone: 1 (937) 257-4130

Twin Base Golf Club is an 18-hole golf course boasting a driving range, three practice greens and golf shop, as well as a grill and snack bar.

Beavercreek

3. Beavercreek Golf Club

2800 New Germany Trebein Rd.
Beavercreek, OH 45431
Phone: 1 (937) 320-0742

Beavercreek Golf Club is an 18-hole golf course with multiple tee lengths to accommodate players of all skill levels.

Dayton

4. Hazzards Miniature Golf

6240 Brandt Pike
Dayton, OH 45424
Phone: 1 (937) 233-4706

Hazzards Miniature Golf is an 18-hole mini golf course with slushies and snacks available as you play.

Wright-Patterson AFB Gym

Wright-Patterson AFB Gym

5. Dodge Gym

4719 Lahm Cir.
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433
Phone: 1 (937) 257-4225

Dodge Gym features a basketball court, a family fitness room, an indoor pool, racquetball courts, cardio equipment, free weights, strength equipment and more.

6. Jarvis Fitness Center

1245 Fir St., Area A
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433
Phone: 1 (937) 257-4469

Jarvis Fitness Center offers combat athlete training, sports leagues, an outdoor running track, indoor basketball court, sand volleyball courts, a football/soccer field, baseball field, cardio room, weight room and more.

Beavercreek

7. Orangetheory Fitness

2484 N. Fairfield Rd.
Beavercreek, OH 45431
Phone: 1 (937) 986-1000

Orangetheory Fitness offers gym members a one-hour, full-body workout that focuses on endurance, strength and power.

Dayton

8. Planet Fitness

4888 Airway Rd.
Dayton, OH 45431
Phone: 1 (937) 938-9430

Planet Fitness strives to create an environment where anyone is welcome, regardless of one’s fitness level. Like most gyms, Planet Fitness offers an array of cardio machines, free weights and various weight machines. Additionally, Planet Fitness allows “Black Card” members to bring a guest anytime, use of tanning machines, use of massage chairs, 50% off drink purchases and 20% off purchases at reebok.com.

WPAFB Movie Theater

9. Wright-Patterson Theater

2130 Sycamore St.
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433
Phone: 1 (937) 257-4697

Wright-Patterson Theater offers first-run showings with the option to view some films in 3D.

Beavercreek

10. Regal Fairfield Commons & RPX

2651 Fairfield Commons
Beavercreek, OH 45431
Phone: 1 (844) 462-7342

Regal Fairfield Commons & RPX boasts first-run showings, reserved seating and fully stocked concession stands.

Wright-Patterson AFB Bowling Alley

Wright-Patterson AFB Bowling Alley

11. Kittyhawk Lanes

2241 Birch St.
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433
Phone: 1 (937) 257-7796

Kittyhawk Lanes is a 20-lane bowling alley with bowling leagues, glow-in-the-dark bowling, bowling lessons and a grill that is open for lunch and dinner.

Fairborn

12. Bowl 10 Fairborn

1425 N. Broad St.
Fairborn, OH 45324
Phone: 1 (937) 878-9521

Bowl 10 Fairborn is a 20-lane bowling alley with a full bar and grill, 10 large televisions, a party room, bumper bowling, cosmic bowling and more.

Pools

Dayton

13. Kroger Aquatic Center at The Heights

8625 Brandt Pike
Dayton, OH 45424
Phone: 1 (937) 669-3483

Kroger Aquatic Center at The Heights features a large leisure pool, water slides, a sprayground and a lazy river.

Springfield

14. Splash Zone Aquatic Center

300 Eagle City Rd.
Springfield, OH 45502
Phone: 1 (937) 324-7665

Splash Zone Aquatic Center boasts water slides, a 280-foot lazy river, a water vortex bowl slide, a splash zone, a sprayground, a competition pool and diving boards.

Wright-Patterson AFB Outdoor Recreation

Wright-Patterson AFB Outdoor Recreation

15. Patterson AFB Dog Park

Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433
Phone: 1 (937) 275-7275

Patterson AFB Dog Park offers a safe, fenced-in space that is perfect for letting your dog get some exercise off-leash.

Fairborn

16. Central Park

222 S. Central Ave.
Fairborn, OH 45324
Phone: 1 (937) 754-3090

Central Park includes playgrounds, restrooms, a bandstand and a sprayground.

Dayton

17. Huffman MetroPark Overlook

4439 Lower Valley Pike
Dayton, OH 45424
Phone: 1 (937) 275-7275

Huffman MetroPark Overlook boasts opportunities for cycling, boating, fishing, picnicking, mountain biking and much more.

Dayton Ohio Attractions 

18. Scene75 Entertainment Center | Dayton

6196 Poe Ave.
Dayton, OH 45414
Phone: 1 (937) 619-3200

Scene75 Entertainment Center | Dayton boasts a 4-D motion theater, an arcade, blacklight mini golf, bumper cars, go-karts, inflatables, a laser maze, laser tag, mini bowling, virtual reality and more.

19. XD MAX

2727 Fairfield Commons E185
Dayton, OH 45431
Phone: 1 (937) 320-9006

XD MAX offers guests a 6-D motion ride experience and an arcade.

Wright-Patterson AFB Museums

Wright-Patterson AFB Museums

20. Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center

2380 Memorial Rd.
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433
Phone: 1 (937) 425-0008

Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center offers visitors a chance to enjoy exhibits focusing on the achievements of the Wright brothers.

Dayton

19. National Museum of the US Air Force

1100 Spaatz St.
Dayton, OH 45431
Phone: 1 (937) 255-3286

National Museum of the US Air Force is the official museum of the United States Air Force and is the largest aviation museum in the world with nearly 400 aerospace vehicles and missiles on display.

Conclusion

We hope you find this guide to be helpful as you get settled in at your new home at Wright-Patterson AFB and as you become more familiar with the surrounding area. As you can see from our list, there are a variety of activities and attractions around Wright-Patterson AFB, so whatever your interests there is certain to be something in the area that you will find fun and engaging.

The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.

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