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Capri Lanes boasts shiny new synthetic Brunswick lanes, Ebonite Vantech Matrix scoring systems, and a bright and cheerful atmosphere with comfortable seating and large flat-screens. The newly renovated bowling alley also features bumpers for youngsters and cosmic bowling for night owls, as well as food and drinks from the onsite restaurant.

2727 S Dixie Dr
Dayton,
OH
US

Rave Motion Pictures screens the summer blockbusters in 20 auditoriums outfitted with stadium seating. The theaters' digital projectors allow projectionists to easily play such gripping tales as Scream 4, a documentary about Sidney Prescott's return to Woodsboro, where Ghostface threatens the townspeople's safety (movies playing subject to change). Stretch out while watching as rows are spaced 48 inches apart from one another, one for each of the states recognized by most public-school systems. Check showtimes online for all the movies screening throughout the summer.

7737 Waynetowne Blvd
Huber Heights,
OH
US

A crowd of 12,000 gathered across Wright Field on September 3, 1971. The reason: President Nixon had arrived to dedicate the new National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. It was a crowning achievement for the Air Force Museum Foundation, which continues to support the museum in its mission to inform the public on the Air Force's history and heritage. The museum's collection charts military aviation history?from the Wright Brothers to World War II to present day.

Museum admission and parking are always free. Current exhibits include more than 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles, and cover a time span from the beginnings of military fight to today's war on terrorism.

  • Size: more than 17 acres of indoor exhibit space houses more than 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles, along with thousands of historical items
  • Eye Catcher: the 3-D aviation films shown on the 80'x60' theater screen
  • Permanent Mainstay: the museum?s space shuttle exhibit, which allows visitors to experience a full-size replica of a shuttle payload bay and look into the flight deck and mid-deck levels of the crew compartment trainer.
  • Don't Miss: aviation-related gifts at the museum's store, which also boasts one of the largest aviation bookstores in the country
  • Historical Turning Point: Bockscar, the B-29 bomber that dropped the Fat Man atomic bomb on Nagasaki on August 9, 1945
  • Hands-On Flying: An interactive simulator lets visitors fly nine different planes, including an F-15 Eagle
  • Pro Tip: Download one of the museum's podcasts to listen to while exploring the galleries
1100 Spaatz St
Dayton,
OH
US