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Carillon Historical Park

Address: 1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton, OH 45409
Phone Number: 937.293.2841
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Ranked #3 of 24 Attractions in Dayton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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45 reviews 45 reviews
43 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I was not quite sure what to expect, but the park had a museum filled with Dayton inventions and several old buildings to walk through from back in the day. It also includes one of the Wright Brothers Museum. It was neat a worth a visit. We stayed about 2 hours at the park.

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Beavercreek, Ohio
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

As a resident of Dayton, I am so surprised at all the changes and opportunities the park offers. I was looking for a fun midweek activity to celebrate my birthday and it did not disappoint. I prebook a tour of Hawthorn hill, visited the Heritage center, and had lunch at the Brewery. It had been 2 years since I had... More

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Dayton, Ohio
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Nice little historical stroll down memory lane if you lived in or around Dayton. Takes you through the 1913 flood that precipitated the building of the area locks & dams by the Corp of Engineers. It bios the native brain trusts that developed some of the most influential inventions of the times including but not limited to Charles Kettering's auto... More

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Ludlow Falls
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This place has all kinds of things going on. I took my 4 kids, ages 11-14, who loved it, and we spent an afternoon there. Great interactive history lessons from various eras. I particularly like the focus on inventors of Dayton. Boys loved the Wright Brothers museums and my husband liked the old tavern. Lots of walking, so bring comfortable... More

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Oberhausen, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This park is a really good collection of historical houses and technical equipment. One of the original Wright flyer is located there. This is really worth to visit.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I am a native Daytonian and so I am probably a bit biased about my love of the Carillon Historical Park. However, there is a little bit of everything for anyone. The Dayton History group does such a good job of narrating the history of Dayton and the surrounding area. The historical staff really know their stuff. They engage you... More

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Miami, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
4 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

Dayton has a significant history and made many contributions to today's world. The exhibits are interesting and informative, the docents are informed and intelligent. Kids may not see the glitz expected in today's sound bite ridden technology. These exhibits are meant to be understood in the context of the city's history. Our family found lots of information and the grounds... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Carillon Historical Park is a wonderful place for just about everyone. It provides a great history of the Dayton area, all presented in a lovely park setting. You can explore a one-room schoolhouse, see the history of transportation in the area, visit the display of the Wright flyer, and much, much more, with all displays tended by attentive and gracious... More

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Englewood, Ohio
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This attraction is amazing. Informative exhibits through out the park. Detailing on the great inventors from Dayton, Ohio. Wright Brothers, the Deeds Family, to name a few. Exhibits of the first Trolley cars in the area, Newcom House, Navy WAVES cabin explaining their contribution to WW II. The staff were friendly, educated regarding the exhibits.

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Findlay, Ohio
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This is a great city park. The actual plane the Wright brothers made of canvas and the Dicke Museum of street and railcars were very interesting. If back in the area, would go back, even though there is a charge.

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