Skip to main content

Things to Do in West Chester OH

Things to Do in West Chester OH

The list below includes 10 free or relatively inexpensive things to do in or near West Chester, OH. From The Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center to Buckeye Brew Tours, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in nearby cities like Cincinnati or Dayton Ohio.

View our top 10 favorite things to do in the area for the next time you are looking for something new and exciting to do this weekend!


Anyone in the Ohio area knows that this is the Aviation industry hub of America. If you have never been to an aviation museum, you must visit the Wright Dunbar Center as this is a great learning experience.

This museum building has been list as a National Historic Landmark as this was where the Wright Cycle Company launched back in their early years.

Did you know, the Wright Brothers did not start as airmen? They actually started within the printing industry. that and many other interesting tidbits await you at the museum.

This center is open and free Wednesday-Sunday, during normal business hours.

 16 S. Williams St. Dayton, Ohio 45402

Welcome to the modern era of aviation,  visit the U.S. Air Force National Museum and you will be exposed to the largest and oldest military museum in all of Ohio. This museum has over 1 million people who tour the facilities each year and with over 340 aircraft vehicles to see, you are sure to be there for a while. The Air Force National Museum sits on just over 16 acres of land to house all of its attractions.

The Exhibits are laid out in chronological order, making it easy for you to travel through history to see how things evolved over time.

The museum has tons of activities for children such as boarding a NASA space shuttle or hopping in the pilot seat of an F14, there is so much here to keep you busy for hours.

 1100 Spaatz Street Wright-Patterson AFB OH 45433

Cars, cars, and more cars, that is what you will see when you visit the Packard Museum. This amazing museum opened back in 1992 in a building that was first built in 1917. The owner of this classic collection named Robert Signom has always loved collecting cars and now has them on display in the world's largest Packard collection on display.

Robert decided to keep the original name Citizens Motorcar Company, but that name didn't stick for long and they still call it the Packard Museum. This museum was awarded one of the "Top Ten" Auto Museums by Car Collector magazine in America.

With over 50 rare cars to see, you better bring your camera.

 420 S Ludlow St, Dayton, OH 45402

The Dayton Philharmonic is simply an amazing place to visit for the love of classical performances. From performing holiday concerts to The Rockin’ Orchestra, which plays music from (U2, David Bowie, Elton John, and much more). If you are a fan of the arts, then a visit to the Dayton Philharmonic is a must.

 One West Second Street Dayton, Ohio 45402

If craft beer is a favorite of yours, then taking a tour with the Buckeye Brew is something you would absolutely love. On this tour, you will get to sample about a dozen crafts from microbreweries that spread out all over town.

On this tour, you will visit 3-4 different breweries and sample up to 12 crafts that are available for purchase. These are the breweries you can expect to visit on the tour: Eudora Brewing Co, Dayton Beer Company, Star City Brewing Company, and the Lucky Star Brewery.

 1000 Carillon Boulevard Dayton, Ohio 45409


The aviation industry has attracted folks from many different cultures. As a result, the city’s dining scene is an eclectic fusion of local tradition and international flavor. These are our top five must-try restaurants that truly define Dayton’s culinary culture, from luxury to laid-back bistros and cafes, we have covered it all for you.



Restaurant, Vegan, American, Mediterranean

Olive is what you are looking for in an accommodating eatery. For example, they offer a full gluten-free menu, and for people who are vegan and have multi-allergy, they have options for you too. To ensure the highest quality of food, the restaurant gets its ingredients directly from local, organic, free-range providers as much as possible.

Olive was built back in 1938. Olive’s has a Chicago bistro-inspired concept to it. When you first walk in, you will notice customer service is paramount. This just adds to the perfect combination that is their Mediterranean-American fare.

 44 W Third St Dayton, OH, 45402


Open for lunch and dinner, TJ Chumps specializes in ribs, burgers, salmon, & more in Fairfield! TJ Chumps has a unique video arcade, patio with a full bar, and numerous TVs, so there is something for everyone to enjoy here. They feature live trivia every Tuesday night, Happy Hour every day from 3-6 pm, and other fun activities to keep you coming back for more.

 1100 East Dayton-Yellow Springs Road Fairborn, OH 45324


Bistro, Pizzeria, Restaurant, American

Coco’s Bistro is a cozy intimate restaurant that serves New American food such as pizza and pasta. When you look over the menu you will see they have a large range of fare as well as innovative inspiration for their meals, that you will fall in love with. Take my word for it, you have to try the shrimp scampi, this restaurant can quickly become a favorite of yours.

 250 Warren St Dayton, OH, 45402


Restaurant, Thai

Thai 9 is a Thai restaurant that also offers sushi and is open for both lunch and dinner. Try out one of their many appetizers which include crab rangoons and spring rolls. When you are there also try out something such as their vegetarian specials, fish specials, or house specials.

 11 Brown St Dayton, OH, 45402


Cafe, Restaurant, American

Located next to the Dayton Airport Coldwater Café is an elegant restaurant that offers plenty of selections from their Chef Nick Hoover. One option when here is the Chef’s Table that offers a five-course dining experience coupled with wine pairing.

Coldwater has outdoor seating available for the nice days when you want to watch the sunset outside. They also cater to private people with a room called the Upper Plate that is a private dining room that has amazing views. Coldwater Café is open daily for lunch and dinner.

 19 E Main St Tipp City, OH, 45371