Local Area Overview
Fraze Pavillion - The next time you open a can of cream soda, remember the name Ermal Fraze. Inventor of the pop-top beverage can, Fraze’s ingenuity is perhaps showcased more often than anything else in world history. And what did Fraze receive as reward for his invention? A 4,300-seat amphitheatre in Kettering, OH, that Bonnie Rait and Weird “Al” Yankovic have both graced with their presence. You earned it, Ermal.
Ervin J. Nutter Center - Much like Ermal Fraze, Ervin J. Nutter is a name you should most definitely know. He does, after all, have a Center named after him; and by Center, we mean basketball/hockey/event arena. Home to the Wright State Raiders, the Nutter Center hosts’ hot NCAA sports action and entertainment events year round.
National Museum of the United States Air Force - “Honor. Strength. Flight. Plane.” These are the words you’ll find yourself murmuring as you venture into the Air Force Museum. With over 400 displayed aircraft and missiles, including presidential planes and numerous exhibits, there’s certainly enough Air Force-ness here to feast your brain on. Plus, when you leave you’ll say—“I have the same amount of money as before, which doesn’t seem fair cause this place was pretty great”—and you’ll realize your whole experience was totally free.
Sun Watch Indian Village/Archaeological Park - Sun Watch is a recreated Indian village that sits along the Great Miami River. It is also part of the famed National Register of Historic Places, and not something to pass up in Dayton, as it features interactive tours, recovered artifacts, and interpretive exhibits alike.