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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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Amazing place, so much history

Took a tour of the Wright Brothers mansion Hawthorn Hill, amazing itself, shuttle from here takes you to and back. Upon returning had lunch at the on site brewery which was very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Took a tour of the Wright Brothers mansion Hawthorn Hill, amazing itself, shuttle from here takes you to and back. Upon returning had lunch at the on site brewery which was very good then began my visit. What an amazing step back in history, flight is my passion so started with the Wright Brothers shop and moved on from there,... More 

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Mansfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Living in Ohio all my life, I am surprised I had never heard of this place. It is a mish-mash of various things related to Dayton's history with a large focus on the flood in the early 1900's, the Pattersons, the Wrights, and National Cash Register. There is a museum with a gift shop and nice restrooms. Make sure you... More 

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Smithfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My kids are "just about sick of educational trips". The adults in the family wanted to go, so in compromise, we allotted just half a day to this Park. BIG MISTAKE! My moody, wifi-hungry teens (aka "normal teenagers") happily found things to pique their diverse interests. From the unique carillon, through the Wright Brothers' exhibit, to nearly every innovation that... More 

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Bellevue, Nebraska
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

All the great history around Dayton from NCR to Delco and the Wright brothers third airplane is here. Trains planes and the self starter of the automobile is here

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We decided to check this out after reading several trip advisor reviews and we were glad we did. It was very affordable family fun. Admission is $8 adults, $5 for kids 3- 17. Understanding and/or having some knowledge of history is key to enjoying it so I would suggest for tweens, teens and children at about 4th grade and up.... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

There were 8 adults and 2 children ages 4 and 5. Believe me no place for children. It took us 3 hours to order and get our food. I think they had to go out and find the chickens and then it was not cooked all the way blood at bone area. 2 ordered the German food and once it... More 

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Dayton, OH has a fantastic history with so many inventions and great personages. And it's all depicted here at Carillon Park. Great place to visit!

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Centerville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Awesome, beautiful, educational . . . just fun. Dayton was the Silicon Valley of its time. More inventors and their inventions were born here than any where else in the country. Much of that history is housed a Carillon Park--complete with original buildings and part of the original Miami-Erie Canal. Costumed interpreters bring history to life some of the time,... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Great way to see the past. History comes to life as you walk through the park. The Wright brothers museum was very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Definitely a must see for any tourist in Dayton as well as any local. Tons of interesting acts and history about the Dayton area. Many of the exhibits are very unique and interactive. The Dayton flood exhibit was the most interesting of all in my opinion.

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