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Dayton Art Institute

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Great Collection of Art housed in a Beautiful Building

This was our third visit to the Dayton Art Institute, and, as always, we greatly enjoyed it. Their... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Columbus, Ohio
Jazz and beyond fall series 2018

Wonderful place to visit with music social meeting with wine and finger foods available. Tickets... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Meeca M
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Mitchell E
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Cynthia K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Irishprces13
Reviewed 6 October 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

Thank Debbie T
Reviewed 4 October 2018

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 October 2018

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 28 September 2018

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 21 September 2018

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
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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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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