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$16 for Two Laser-Tag Games and One Laser-Maze Round for Two at Laser Web Dayton ($34 Value)

Laser Web Dayton

Centerville

$34 $16

Laser beams target opponents in the laser tag arena, and darting players in the laser maze

Tennis Lessons or Membership at Dayton Center Courts and Tennis Academy (Up to 50% Off). Five Options Available.

Dayton Center Courts and Tennis Academy

Dayton Center Courts

$128 $64

Ten indoor courts and four outdoor clay courts; lessons, clinic, and leagues; junior program for kids as young as 4

Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

University Park

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Roller-Skating Outing for Two or Four at Skateworld of Kettering (Up to 66% Off)

Skateworld of Kettering

Kettering

$74 $25

Families glide across the rink to Radio Disney, Top 40 hits, or disco during themed skating sessions

$19 for One Year of Online Guitar Lessons from Center Stage Guitar Academy ($108 Value)

Center Stage Guitar Academy

Online Deal

$108 $19

Bryan Billhimer leads lessons organized by skill level, covering technique and song learning in high-quality videos shot from many angles

One-Month Membership or Five Mixed Martial Arts Classes at Brown Institute of Martial Arts (50% Off)

Brown Institute of Martial Arts

Centerville

$150 $75

Adult and children's martial arts classes such as muay-thai kickboxing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, pencak silat, and integrative combative system

$35 for a Level 1 Improv or Comedy Sketch-Writing Class at The Black Box Improv Theater ($100 Value)

The Black Box Improv Theater

Dayton

$100 $35

Weekly three-hour classes teach comedy newcomers the basics of sketch writing or improv

One Month of Art Classes for Grades K–2 or 3–6, or Teens and Adults at K12 Gallery for Young People (61% Off)

K12 Gallery for Young People

Midtown Dayton

$100 $39

Students work on the same art project every Saturday for a month; projects may include sculpture, painting, and jewelry-making

$5 for a One-Month Online Guitar-Lesson Membership from JamPlay, LLC ($19.95 Value)

JamPlay, LLC

Online Deal

$19.95 $5

Burgeoning rock stars learn to play guitar in the comfort of their own home by using JamPlay, LLC's library of online videos

3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at S&G Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (55% Off)

S&g Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Dayton

$100 $45

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$6 for One Ticket to the Dayton Flyers Football Season Opener at Welcome Stadium on September 6 (Up to $12 Value)

Dayton Flyers Football vs. Georgetown University Hoyas Football

Welcome Stadium

$12 $6

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After a solid 2013 campaign, the Flyers charge into a new season behind a talented group of returning starters

Six Weekly Beginners' Group Tennis Lessons on Tuesdays, Fridays, or Saturdays at KTC Quail Tennis Club (64% Off)

KTC Quail Tennis Club

Multiple Locations

$69 $29

Pro tennis coaches from around the world impart basics through drills and friendly matchups during one-hour lessons

Jackie Kashian at Wiley's Comedy Niteclub on Friday, August 8, at 8 p.m. (Up to 29% Off)

Jackie Kashian

Wiley's Comedy Niteclub

$17 $12

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Star of the long-running podcast The Dork Forest shows droll wit and wry observations in her whip-smart standup act

Mini Golf, Ice Cream, and Soda for Two or Four at Indian Trails Miniature Golf (Up to 55% Off)

Indian Trails Miniature Golf

Kettering

$22 $10

Peaceful mini-golf facility with two 18-hole courses snaking past creeks, waterfalls, and natural foliage

The Dayton Jazz & Soul Festival at Montgomery County Fairgrounds on Saturday, July 12, at 3 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

The Dayton Jazz & Soul Festival

Montgomery County Fairgrounds

$30 $18

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Jazz, soul, funk, and synth come together thanks to veteran bands from the '60s and up-and-comers seen on The Voice

Standup Comedy at Dayton Funny Bone (Up to 72% Off)

Dayton Funny Bone

Beavercreek

$36 $15

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Nationally touring standups take the stage at the Dayton outpost of the celebrated comedy club chain

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Winning best haunted house in Active Dayton's 2011 Best of Dayton awards and lauded by the bloggers of Ohio Valley Haunts for a "very loud soundtrack [that] assaults the senses in accompaniment to the various atrocities," the designers of Dayton's Haunted Butcher House horrify guests with new macabre spectacles each year. Characters, such as clowns wielding meat cleavers and the undead springing forth from oversize jack-in-the-boxes, are just some of the haunts that have rattled visitors in years past on the unguided tour. To further heighten fear levels, the building itself becomes another character, confounding the living with moving floors, strobe lights, and mysterious voices that predict another year of slow economic growth.

508 Wayne Avenue
Dayton,
OH
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With its winding creek, cascading waterfall, and lush vegetation, Indian Trails Miniature Golf would be a peaceful place to spend an afternoon even if it didn't have a single hole of mini-golf. But of course, it has twin 18-hole links that snake along hills and rocky inclines. While navigating the landscape, golfers can cool down in the shade of foliage or listen as birds peck the course's 19th hole into a tree. Off the greens, the clubhouse staff serves up ice cream and hosts birthday parties replete with pizza, popcorn, and custom birthday golf balls.

1601 E David Rd
Dayton,
OH
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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
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Ed Sbragia of the Sbragia Family Vineyards is famous for his chardonnay and cabernet. Included in the Sbragia Family Vineyards tastings are two varietals: Home Ranch chardonnay ($26.99/bottle) and Andolsen Vineyard cabernet sauvignon ($35.99/bottle). From his experience at Beringer, Ed Sbragia also knows the inner grape workings of dozens of other varietals, knowledge applied to the creation of the three other tastable bottlings: the Home Ranch sauvignon blanc ($20.99/bottle), Home Ranch merlot ($26.99/bottle), and Gino's Vineyard zinfandel ($28.99/bottle).

1481 North Fairfield Road
Dayton,
OH
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On October 5, 1905, years of invention and failure culminated into history as Wilbur Wright took to the sky in a craft that soared through the air for 24 miles. More than a century later, just a few miles from the field over which it first flew, the 1905 Wright Flyer III—now designated a National Historic Landmark—spreads its wings at Carillon Historical Park, inspiring visitors with its tale of innovation, persistence, and progress, and the aptly named "Wilbur Wright: A Life of Consequence" exhibit. Nearby, the park's Heritage Center features the year-round Carousel of Dayton Innovation, which contains 31 figures, a 38-foot hand-painted mural illustrating the turn of events in the Wright Brothers flying exhibits, and rides for $1.

As impressive as they are, the airplane and carousel are only a few of Carillon Historical Park’s myriad attractions. Named for the 151-foot-tall Deeds Carillon, whose 57 bells have been pealing since 1942, the campus spreads across 65 acres. Just south of downtown, 30 historical buildings, including the 28,000 sq.ft. Heritage Center of Dayton Manufacturing and Entrepreneurship, draw visitors into Dayton’s past and share in the park's devotion to history, heritage, and progress. Early settlement structures such as the Newcom Tavern—the oldest building still standing in Dayton—sit alongside other original buildings such as an 1815-era stone cottage. The park also includes replica buildings, such as the Deeds Barn and the Wright Cycle Shop, which recreate the birthplaces of the automobile self-starter and the airplane.

The park’s transportation theme continues with an 1835 B&O steam locomotive and an interactive 1/8 scale railroad available to ride on select days for an extra fee and whose train cars carry passengers more effectively than 1/8 scale feet would. Nearby, the first Chevy S-10 truck minted by GM’s Moraine Plant in 1988 mingles with a fleet of vintage and classic autos. After admiring their hulls, visitors can swing by Culp’s Café—named and modeled after the eatery where widow and mother of six Charlotte Gilbert Culp served pies in the '30s and '40s—and order burgers or soda-fountain creations off a '40s-style menu. Before leaving, guests can peruse Wright brothers paraphernalia and items from the park’s 1930s letterpress printing shop at the museum store or sign up for educational programming that teaches lost arts such as candle dipping and butter churning.

1000 Carillon Blvd
Dayton,
OH
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Boston's Bistro and Pub takes beer seriously—17 taps pour a rotating selection of global craft brews, and the beer list teems with more than 100 bottles. A beer garden gives its brews a place to roam outdoors, and an onsite brew school teaches beer enthusiasts the finer points of brewing while instilling etiquette and charm into rowdy porters and stouts. Owner David Boston balances this passion for beer with his family's Hungarian heritage, serving a bistro menu of traditional magyar kolbasz sausage, pork kraut, kosher soft pretzels from Rinaldo's Italian bakery, and Zwack slaw and incorporating European meats and cheeses into paninis, pizzas, and spinach salads.

David Boston and his pub trace their history back through the coal mines of West Virginia and the factories of Ohio, en route to West Dayton, where in 1927 David's ancestors set up their own business, the Ole Time Bar, on Fifth Street. Boston's Bistro and Pub is the family's latest culinary enterprise, now carrying the torch for fine, frothy brews and Magyar delicacies for more than 30 years.

7500 N Main St
Dayton,
OH
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