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Carillon Historical Park

1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton, OH 45409
937.293.2841
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Ranked #4 of 28 Attractions in Dayton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

History of Dayton, Ohio the silicon valley of the 20's, 30's and 40's in the US. Exhibits and houses to go in and see. New museum with inventions and people from the area and their contribution to our world. Wonderful 50's restaurant and "soda shop" must visit and eat.

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Vandalia, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This has the history of Dayton.the Wright Brothers, the printing presses and a working one room school house. Uses people from the area to reenact.

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mpls
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The park provides a view into the history of Dayton, and in particular the history of innovation. I left after several hours realizing that Dayton was the Silicon Valley of innovation in 1900. From the Wright Brothers to Charles Kettering, the stories of inventors and dreamers come alive in these incredibly well done exhibits.

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NJ
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183 reviews 183 reviews
15 attraction reviews
264 helpful votes 264 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This had far more than we expected and you could spend an entire day here. The building you first enter has very well done exhibits and a great animatronics show which really gives you a background on Dayton and the amazing inventions which originated here. The village has many interesting buildings highlighted by the first Wright Brothers airplane that really... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We visited with the primary purpose of seeing the Wright's plane on display. The National Park Service displays were very informative and well-done. The indoor museum area was interesting - there were some areas of interest to our 8 & 12 year olds, but most of the indoor displays were not interesting to them. Outdoors, there are buildings recreating Dayton's... More

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Middletown
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Carriolin Park is a nice place to visit on a weekend afternoon .. There are quite a few historical exhibits that are on display concerning a lot of local and national history. On anice day it is just a real relaxing place to be.

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Troy, Ohio
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61 reviews 61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Just visited Carillon this summer for a wedding and it was a beautiful wedding!!! Lots of local history and worth a visit.

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Dayton, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

There is so much to see and do here including gazing upon one of the original Wright Flyers. Be sure to take a ride on the carousel inside the museum. Culp's Cafe is a great place for lunch and later this year an authentic brewery will open. The museum has a room that is full of antique cash registers made... More

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Wyoming, Michigan, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is a place worth coming to see. The first part of this outside historical museum is set up more as a street of houses and businesses starting with its first settlement and going into the early 1900's. What's particularly interesting is getting to learn something about some of the great inventors of Dayton and what they invented. We learned... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I learned a lot about the city of Dayton. That it was a hot-bed of mechanical/industrial/automotive invention and creativity from the 1890s though the first half of the 1900s. That's not to say it still isn't productive R & D metropolis, but there sure was an extraordinary level of invention and entrepreneurship during that time period. For example, I had... More

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