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Dayton Art Institute

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Art lovers will enjoy this place. I found the jelly bean sculpture in the basement to be the most... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
San Antonio, Texas
A gorgeous world class art museum!

Absolutely stunning art museum with world class exhibits...do yourself a favor and go often! Great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
West Chester, Ohio
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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 5 days 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.

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Reviewed 1 week 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 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank chighley31
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Daniel D
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Located in a beautiful Italianate building and overlooking river, town, and Interstate 75 the DAI is certainly worth a visit. Easy and free parking is provided. The entrance fee is very reasonable. The DAI has two levels, so start on the upper right. That section...More

Thank Nemak
Reviewed 14 August 2018

I've been coming to the Dayton Art Institute since the mid-80s, my mom is from Dayton so she began bringing us here when we were young. I remember going on a field trip to the museum in elementary school at night, when we were the...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

We are so lucky to have the DaytonArt Institute! We spend the afternoon admiring the beautiful art and art objects! Bought some great gifts in the gift shop. A sun catcher and a child’s book about dance for my granddaughter....I am keeping the sun catcher,...More

Thank com4table
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

My fiancee and I were happily surprised with the museum. To wellcome us there were a huge Andy Warhol and a Kehinde Willey, the artist that painted Barack and Michelle Obama. Of course it isn't the Metropolitan, but we are not at New York either....More

Thank Ana B
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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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Response from Thomas P | Reviewed this property |
$8 adults, $5 seniors and under 12 free, also sell life membership