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Carillon Historical Park

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Address: 1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton, OH 45409
Phone Number: 937.293.2841
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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This beautiful setting offers visitors glimpses into the lives of some of the leading contributors to Dayton history, Deeds, Kettering and Wright. The exhibit buildings are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Dayton, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This beautiful setting offers visitors glimpses into the lives of some of the leading contributors to Dayton history, Deeds, Kettering and Wright. The exhibit buildings are located in a tree covered park that includes a picnic area, a stream and a mill with plenty of room for children to run and play. There is a cafeteria as well as a... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We took our grandchildren to Carillon Park last summer. We all loved it. The employees spent time explaining the history of Carillon Park and answering all our grandchildren's questions. We took a picnic lunch and sat near the bells. We had so much fun. The following week when we asked our grandchildren what they wanted to do for the day... More 

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Dubai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I lived in Dayton for five years before I took the opportunity to visit. My daughter first told me about it as she visited during a class trip. I was pleasantly surprised with all the very nice exhibits. A nice oasis in the city.

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Dayton Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Close to the University of Dayton, Carillon Park is a wonderful place to visit. They have lots of cool historical items, including the Wright Brothers and Charles Kettering. There are historical buildings and vehicles and more. We saw an old schoolhouse and log cabin. You walk outside and go into the buildings. The park is nice for a picnic too,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A fantastic museum focused on the early 20th Century industrial history of the Dayton area. To many people, the Wright Brothers are the extent of their knowledge of Dayton history. This museum consisting of numerous buildings relocated from their original location to a park like setting along the Great Miami River has a great area devoted to the career of... More 

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Dayton, Ohio, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a great lunch spot with a lot of history. They have their own beer now which makes lunch even better. The Rueben was first rate. The beer makers will take the time to talk with you, which adds to the wonderful experience.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a great place if you are a history buff or just want to feel the nostalgia of days gone by. Interesting for all ages. Even children will enjoy the exhibits (there is a carousel in the main building for little ones to ride on). Dayton is very rich in invention and innovation. You will have the chance to... More 

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Huber Heights
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lots of great historical exhibits. Easy walking. Free parking. Reasonable entry fee. Good Food on site which is also accessible without paying entry fee. Worth at least a half day trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Carillon Historical Park has something for everyone. We recently toured the park with our adult children and young grandchildren. The museum, carousel, trains, historical buildings, and the new brewery had charms for all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Carillon Historical Park is a great way to spend the afternoon. I went in the fall, and the trees were absolutely beautiful in the fall colors, and I'm sure it will be just as lovely in the spring. The park has really expanded and I enjoyed seeing the 'new' exhibits and the carousel. Dayton is a wonderful city that has... More 

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