Vandalia is a city in Montgomery County, Ohio, United States, and a suburb of Dayton. Its population was 15,246 during the 2010 census. The James M. Cox Dayton International Airport is located in the city. In addition to being the home of the Dayton International Airport, Vandalia lies at the crossroads of I-75 and I-70, making it a major hub for business. Vandalia is a sister city to Lichtenfels, Germany and Prestwick, Scotland. It is part of the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Parks and recreation:
Vandalia is a top-rated parks and recreation community. Vandalia has over thirty parks in the area. Some of the larger ones include Helke Park and the Vandalia Sports Complex. It is also home to the Taylorsvile Metropark, home to the historic village of Tadmor. Vandalia also is home of the Vandalia Recreation Center, a highly popular rec facility.
Things to do:
Aullwood Audubon Center is an outdoor/indoor nature center, animal sanctuary and farm affiliated with the National Audubon Society. It was the first Audubon Center in the Midwest and its sanctuary contains a wide array of ecosystems including a tall-grass prairie, marsh, eastern hardwood forest and pond. Classes are offered for individuals of all ages, including Summer and Winter Earth Adventures for children.
In the future, people will be able to visit the Wright Brothers Monument in Vandalia. The monument is a proposed 250-foot-tall (76 m) designed statue commemorating Dayton as the birthplace of flight. The monument is being built will be finished by 2012, and the design also calls for a transit center with a museum that offers tours through the historical Dayton region. The monument will also be a beacon of growth as it will sit directly next to the newly finished I-75, I-70 interstate interchange.