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Hara Arena - CLOSED

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Was once a nice place

This place is so run down it's sad. It used to be the only venue in Dayton to see shows, etc. Now... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2016
Vandalia, Ohio
A Few More Rolls of Duct Tape May Keep it Open for a Few More Years!

I went for the Hamvention. Hamvention itself is great. It's so exciting that you might miss the... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2016
Sandy, Utah
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17 Sep 2016
“Less than one star!”
27 Jul 2016
“Was once a nice place”
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1001 Shiloh Springs Rd, Dayton, OH 45415-2798
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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

So glad that piece of non-maintained junk finally closed. The only upside was I was able to experience 3 years of Hamvention that looked exactly the same as the 1950's. It was like stepping into a time warp. When was the last time a bathroom...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Scott B
Reviewed 27 July 2016

This place is so run down it's sad. It used to be the only venue in Dayton to see shows, etc. Now with the Nutter Center, etc why would anyone go here? Only things going on there now are rap shows, HAM convention and some...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank scottm1168
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

This was my first Hamvention, and I came with low expectations for the arena, having heard negative reports. But I thought it was fine! Not new and spiffy, but awesomely big. We had no problems with bathrooms, etc. as apparently has happened in the past....More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank ILoveTexas
Reviewed 24 May 2016

I went for the Hamvention. Hamvention itself is great. It's so exciting that you might miss the building condition. It is way past it's lifetime. Pretty confusing to find your way around. Bathrooms are pretty scary. The food provided by outside vendors at the swap...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank JoeWillard
Reviewed 23 May 2016

A terrible venue to hold a convention, affair or anything! Old, not well maintained, dirty, smelly, disgusting, parking lot full of pot holes, I could go on but you get the picture. Bathrooms disgusting with holes in the wall. Musty and mildewed ceiling tiles. There...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Lou D
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Never find another venue as good as hara. First there in 1968 and now 11 times a visitor in 2016 and love it. It's all about ham radio. W2hp

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Peter A
Reviewed 20 April 2016

We had a practice here for an Indoor percussion group. Glad to have a spot that was out of the rain and sun, but it seemed to be in poor repair and had not been cleaned in a while. Wouldn't do anything fancy here.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Mike46077
Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

How is this place not condemned? This was not my first visit to Hara Arena and every time I visit I'm amazed they find ways to keep the doors open. The parking lot is in disrepair, tile flooring missing, large sections of drop ceiling in...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank JThomas255
Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

The monster truck show was a blast. My family all loved it. There are 3yo-45yo. There were 12 of us. Seating is first come first serve for the monster jam unless you spring extra for the v.i.p tickets. The seats are quite small so be...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Momof2boys11
Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

I wanted to write this positive review after reading the existing ones. My son and I visited Hara yesterday. Parking was plentiful. The interior was clean and well lighted. We walked the entire show (75,000. Sq feet). Got a pretzel and soft drink which was...More

Date of experience: November 2015
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