Things To Do In Trotwood

Open-Water-Certification Program with Quarry Dives or Scuba-Discovery Class at Central Coast Dive Center (Up to 53% Off)

Central Coast Dive Center

Edgewood

Two-week PADI courses with pool practice culminate in quarry dives; one-hour discovery classes introduce basic dive techniques

$558 $265

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Two Games of Bowling for Two or Four at Super Bowl Family Fun Centers (Up to 51% Off)

Super Bowl Family Fun Centers

Multiple Locations

As each member of your party rolls their ball, the automatic scoring system keeps track of points

$21.50 $11

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$8 for One-Day Admission for Two to the Dayton Auto Show on February 19-22 ($16 Value)

Dayton Auto Show

Dayton Convention Center

Amble through a high-octane collection of the latest models from Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Buick, Ford, Mazda, and more

$16 $8

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$11 for a Dayton Demonz Hockey Game for Two at Hara Arena ($21 Value). 28 Games Available.

Dayton Demonz

Hara Arena

Live_logo

The Demonz look to defend last year’s championship run, an impressive feat that came in the club’s second year of existence

$21 $11

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Standup Comedy at Wiley's Comedy Niteclub (Up to 75% Off)

Wiley's Comedy Niteclub

Wiley's Comedy Niteclub

Comedy club packs its calendar with nationally touring headliners

$60 $15

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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

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

$128 $64

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

Skateworld of Kettering

Kettering

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

$74 $25

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$35 for $70 Groupon — Elite Force Personal Fitness

Elite Force Personal Fitness

Huber Heights

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

$70 $35

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One-Month Membership or Five Mixed Martial Arts Classes at Brown Institute of Martial Arts (66% Off)

Brown Institute of Martial Arts

Centerville

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

$150 $52

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$36 for a Level 1 Improv or Comedy Sketch-Writing Class at The Black Box Improv Theater ($100 Value)

The Black Box Improv Theater

Dayton

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

$100 $36

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$15 for $30 Groupon — The Personal Trainers

Anastasio Personal Training

Washington

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

$30 $15

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One Month of Art Classes for Grades K–2 or 3–6, or Teens and Adults at K12 Gallery for Young People (51% Off)

K12 Gallery for Young People

Midtown Dayton

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

$100 $49

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10 Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Avenues to Wellness (Up to 60% Off)

Avenues to Wellness

Centerville

Students move through stretches and breath-control exercises in stress-relieving yoga classes

$120 $48

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Four or Eight Swing-Dance Classes for One or Four Swing-Dance Classes for Two at SwingOutDayton (Up to 53% Off)

SwingOutDayton

Elegance in Dance Studio

Instructors lead students through basic steps, partner dance techniques, and combinations during weekly classes

$32 $16

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One or Three Months of Private Music Lessons at Dayton and Northmont Music Lessons (Up to 62% Off)

Dayton and Northmont Music Lessons

Dayton

Students and instructors meet once a week for 30 minutes to learn instruments ranging from the piano and voice to the flute or single reeds

$100 $40

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$79 for a One Day Ohio Concealed Carry Permit Course ($125 Value)

1st Advance Security

Dayton

Course covers Ohio’s required 10 class hours and 2 live-fire range practice hours with firearms provided; instructors put fun spin on course

$125 $79

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$35 for Membership Plus Simulator and Theatre Tickets to the Air Force Museum Foundation ($62 Value)

Air Force Museum Foundation

Dayton

Visits to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force are enhanced by Foundation-operated flight simulators, 3D movies, and more

$62 $35

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Four Weeks of Tumbling Classes at Jack N Jill's Hill (55% Off)

Jack And Jill's Hill

Shroyer Park

Beginning gymnastics package of four classes for ages 3-10.

$60 $27

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

S&g Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Dayton

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

$100 $45

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Glow-in-the-dark palm trees rise above Englewood Fun Center’s 18-hole miniature golf course, greeting guests as they arrive to partake in any of the center’s indoor or outdoor attractions. Clients don Hawaiian leis before taking to the 18-hole, custom-designed mini golf course, where they will lope through a tropical pastiche of tiki huts, misting waterfalls, two ponds, and multiple bearded Tom Hankses. Indoors, scampering tykes can slip on socks and tumble freely among the cushy walls and elastic floors of the inflatable bouncing area, or try their hands at skee-ball and other games in the arcade. The indoor facility also encompasses three batting cages, where hitters shoulder their favorite bat or oversized banana and swing at soft or hardballs delivered at adjustable speeds and heights to accommodate all ages and skill levels.

569 S Main St
Englewood,
OH
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RiverScape MetroPark is one of 25 outstanding facilities operated by your Five Rivers MetroParks system. Founded in 1963 to serve the greater Dayton area, MetroParks protects over 15,000 acres of open space and provides year-round recreation, education and conservation opportunities. Today, Five Rivers oversees biking and hiking trails, campgrounds, and scenic locales for things like ice skating and cross-country skiing.

600 E 2nd St
Dayton,
OH
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Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing with the Stars multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn up to 500 calories with each go-round.

7037 North Union Road
Clayton,
OH
US

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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One fateful day 24 years ago, a group of doomed souls got lost amid the shadows of 22 acres of wooded land and were never found. Each year following that, more and more people met the same fate. Dayton Scream Park dares guests to gather their courage and walk?or run?down the haunted trail where these souls were last seen, confronting characters from horror movies and being chased by four-wheelers that were deprived of their afternoon nap. During the 30-minute adrenaline-filled adventure, participants encounter more than 30 scenes and more than 40 live monsters that will soon join their nightmares.

For wee ones and those who would rather smile than scream, Dayton Scream Park also hosts Hillbilly Hayrides that set out in the crisp autumn air, while the sun is still duct taped to the sky. In addition to free parking, the amenities include onsite concessions for fortifying the strength of those who have fainted.

4355 Valley Street
Dayton,
OH
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