21 OF THE BEST THINGS TO DO NEAR WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB
IntroductionWelcome 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 Course4690 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 Club3565 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.
3. Beavercreek Golf Club2800 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.
4. Hazzards Miniature Golf6240 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
5. Dodge Gym4719 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 Center1245 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.
7. Orangetheory Fitness2484 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.
8. Planet Fitness4888 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 Theater2130 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.
10. Regal Fairfield Commons & RPX2651 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
11. Kittyhawk Lanes2241 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.
12. Bowl 10 Fairborn1425 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.
13. Kroger Aquatic Center at The Heights8625 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.
14. Splash Zone Aquatic Center300 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
15. Patterson AFB Dog ParkWright-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.
16. Central Park222 S. Central Ave. Fairborn, OH 45324
Phone:1 (937) 754-3090 Central Park includes playgrounds, restrooms, a bandstand and a sprayground.
17. Huffman MetroPark Overlook4439 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 | Dayton6196 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 MAX2727 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
20. Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center2380 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.
19. National Museum of the US Air Force1100 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.
ConclusionWe 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.
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