Fly To Dayton, Ohio
Dayton is the third largest city in Montgomery County, Ohio and was the birthplace of aviation – this is where the Wright brothers launched their first successful airplane in 1903. Apart from the Wright brothers, illustrious luminaries that the city has produced are poet Paul Laurence Dunbar, and entrepreneur John H. Patterson.
The city is renowned for its legacy of innovation and creativity and aside from launching the first flight, Dayton has also seen the birth of the automatic icemaker and “pop top” can. The historic charm of the city and its wealth of museums make it an exciting destination for tourists.
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Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African passport holders travelling to Dayton do need a prearranged Visa for the United States. Make sure you put in your application as early as possible, and also ensure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months after your planned return with space for entry stamps too.
- The nearest South African Consulate to Ohio is the South African Consulate-General in Chicago, Illinois. 200 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 600, Chicago IL, 60604. Phone: + 1 312 939 7929. Website: southafricachicago.com.
See and do
Dayton is home to the United States Air Force Museum which is one of the largest aviation museums in the world. More than 300 aircraft and missiles are on show here.
The Dayton Aviation Heritage National Park honours the Wright brothers and Paul Laurence Dunbar for their powered flight innovation. On site are a restored museum, the Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Trail, Visitor Center and Museum, and The Wright Cycle Company building.
SunWatch is a 13th century American Indian Village along the Great Miami River in Dayton, Ohio. The village is now partially reconstructed and features a Museum/Interpretive Center.
For the more sports-inclined visitor, Sycamore State Park is the go-to destination where there is lots of fishing, hunting and hiking adventures. Winter activities at the park include snowmobiling, sledding, ice skating and cross-country skiing.
The Wegerzyn Gardens Metropark in Dayton has a wonderful arrangement of landscaped gardens; some of which is a children’s garden, as well as a Victorian garden. Also on site is the Wegerzyn Horticultural Center where exhibits and educational programmes are offered.
Dayton Mall is a shopper’s dream featuring over 180 speciality stores.
Dayton International Airport – DAY
Dayton International Airport (code DAY) is Ohio’s third largest airport and one of the US’s ten fastest growing airports. The airport is home to the annual Vectren Dayton Air Show which is an attraction in itself.
Food and beverage: Great American Bagel, Sbarro, Max and Erma’s and Boston Stoker eateries.
Lost Luggage: Lost hold luggage should be handled by your individual airline’s help desk. Report items lost or found within the airport terminal to Dayton Airport authorities on 937-454-6526.
Airport Hotels: There is no hotel on site. Hotels nearby the airport include: Days Inn Dayton North, Super 8 Vandalia/Dayton International Airport and Dayton Marriott.
Car Hire: Enterprise, Alamo, Hertz, Budget, National, Avis.