The Fairborn Experience
Fairborn embodies the best aspects of a family-friendly, thriving community.
We offer an unexpected blend of unique attractions, successful business, varied housing options, recreational opportunities and top-notch schools where you can live the life you’ve always imagined. Spend the day visiting our specialty shops, restaurants or historic attractions. Unwind with a trip to one of our scenic parks. Or just immerse yourself in the simple pleasures of a community festival or farmer’s market. Whatever you savor the most from life, you’ll find it in Fairborn.
With a vibrant downtown and a strong and progressive local government, Fairborn is home to a broad array of businesses and retail services. Centrally located between Cincinnati, Dayton and Columbus, Fairborn is a gateway of opportunity for business growth and development. It provides the perfect location that is both convenient and accessible. Quality lodging and amenities are available for visitors along with unmatched hospitality from a welcoming community.
Entertainment opportunities abound in large venues such as the Wright State University’s Nutter Center as well as more intimate settings such as the Actor’s Theatre downtown. The National Museum of the United States Air Force, located near Fairborn, is just one highlight of the many enriching cultural and historical experiences awaiting you in Fairborn. Shopping includes everything from small, one-of-a-kind specialty shops to national retailers and nearby malls including the Mall at Fairfield Commons and The Greene. And where else can you find a world-class fossil digging site? Or one of the largest Halloween costume selections anywhere? Only in Fairborn.
Residents of Fairborn enjoy a cost of living nearly 24 percent lower than the United States average without sacrificing the quality of life expected in the Midwest. A variety of service clubs and youth programs help engage residents and bond the community together. With excellent public services, responsive fire and police departments, outstanding schools, and diverse mix of housing choices and places of worship, it is no wonder so many people find Fairborn a safe and affordable community where they are proud to establish their roots.
Fairborn is a place where history and high technology go hand in hand. Just take a stroll through our quaint downtown streets. Then witness the power of a state-of-the-art military aircraft developed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Fairborn proves that an eclectic blend of Midwest charm and cutting-edge innovation is a recipe for success. As a diverse, full-service community, we have held on to the best traditions of our past while focusing on the future.
What sets us apart from other Midwest cities? You’ll find it in the helping hand of a friendly neighbor, the natural splendor of our parks and scenic bike paths, the hometown appeal of our neighborhoods, the quality of our educational institutions, and the insightful entrepreneurial spirit that fuels our economy and local businesses. Come to Fairborn and discover the synergy that makes us great. The essence of Fairborn lies within our citizens who live and work together every day to make Fairborn the best place to call home.
MIAMI VALLEY MILITARY HISTORY MUSEUM
4 E. MAIN STREET, FAIRBORN, OHIO 45324
(937) 318 – 8820
CLOSED ON BANK HOLIDAYS OPEN ALL PATRIOTIC HOLIDAYS
All Patriotic Holidays have OPEN HOUSES
And are open our regular hours 9am – 5pm.
7th Monday 6:00 We’re hosting Fairborn Historical Society Meeting
9th Wednes 5:30 Fred Pumroy, USAF, Lt. Col., Ret. – “Forward Air Controller in Vietnam and Laos”
9th Tuesday 50th Anniversary Vietnam Veterans Day Open House – formal event undecided
13th 5:30 Dan Kirkpatrick, USAF, Col., Ret – “Ethical Issues in Healthcare in Combat Zones”
11th Wednes 5:30 Catherine I. Beers-Conrad, USAF
21st Saturday Armed Forces Day GRAND OPENING 11:00
27th – 29th Military History Muster in Community Park
27th – 29th Open
30th Memorial Day Open House
8th Wendes 5:30 Art Myers, USAF, Lt. Col, Ret, AirEvac Nurse
3rd Sunday All Day…..Block Party Open late
4th Monday All Day….4th of July Parade….Independence Day Open House
13th Wednes 5:30 Karey Dufour, US Army, Col., Ret. Presidential Support Nurse
21st Thurs 5:00 Hosting Chamber Chats all we provide is snacks
10th Wednes 5:30 Randy & Lynda Setty – “Ohio in the Civil War”
20th – 21st Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival
5th Monday Labor Day – CLOSED
11th Sunday Patriot Day Open House
14th Wednes 5:30 Roger Sloan, USAF, Command Chief Master Sergeant, Ret. – experience about
being a command chief
9th Tour de Gem Bike Ride
12th Wednes 5:30 Gary Simbab, USAF, MSgt, Ret. – “My Journey”
15th – 17th Fairborn Halloween Festival – not sure if we’ll be open late
16th Sunday we’re always closed on Sundays
9th Wednes 5:30 Cassie Barlow, USAF, Col, Retired 88th ABW Commander in 2014 –
“Saluting our Grandmothers: Women of WWII”
***11th Friday Veterans Day Open House
24th Thursday Thanksgiving Day – CLOSED
25th – 27th CLOSED
28th Monday RE-OPEN
2nd Friday Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting – Open late – When Santa leaves, we close.
14th Wednes 5:30 Chaplin, Colonel, Kim Bowen, 88th ABW Chaplin
24th Saturday Christmas Eve – CLOSED for Christmas
25th Sunday Christmas Day
31st Saturday New Year’s Eve
1st Sunday New Years Day
2nd Monday RE-OPEN for 2023
Catherine I. Beers-Conrad
Public Affairs Officer
Miami Valley Military History Museum
4 E. Main Street
Fairborn, Ohio 45324
(937) 318 – 8820
We are an Ohio nonprofit corporation. Tax ID # 46-0835261