Science Olympiad 2017

Explore Dayton

Wright State is located 15 minutes east of downtown Dayton and within 90 minutes of Cincinnati and Columbus. Here you will find yourself in a prime location to not only compete against the brightest young minds in the country, but also in a prime location to live and learn.

If you are looking things to do off campus, the Dayton region offers something for everyone.

Cultural activities and museums

Visit The Dayton Art Institute, Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, National Museum of the United States Air Force, and Carillon Park to learn about the history of Dayton and beyond.


Whether you feel like dancing or catching a production, you will find plenty of action at the Oregon District, local movie theaters, the Wright State University Nutter Center, the Wright State University Department of Theatre, the Wright State University Department of Music, Schuster Performing Arts Center, or Victoria Theatre.

Outdoor activities and recreation

Dayton has a wealth of parks and outdoor activities for you to enjoy. Check out RiverScape, John Bryan State Park, Glen Helen Nature Preserve, and Five Rivers MetroParks. Discover your inner child at local bike paths, paintball, rock climbing, and bowling. Or, learn to play like a pro at one of the many acclaimed golf courses nearby.

Professional sports teams

Fifth Third Field is home to the Dayton Dragons, the Single-A minor league baseball affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. Hop in your car for a short drive to see the Reds, Cincinnati Cyclones ice hockey, Columbus Blue Jackets ice hockey, Columbus Clippers baseball, and Columbus Crew soccer.

Shopping and dining

We have four major shopping districts near campus: the Mall at Fairfield Commons, The Greene, Dayton Mall, and The Village of Yellow Springs shops. Each has a variety of shopping and dining options for every budget.