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Carillon Historical Park

1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton, OH 45409
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Ranked #4 of 27 Attractions in Dayton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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183 reviews 183 reviews
15 attraction reviews
259 helpful votes 259 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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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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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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Millersburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We thought we would stop for a little bit to check it out & ended up there for hours. Quiet village well worth visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We stopped here for a quick visit and ended up staying for hours. Very well done historical town with lots of very knowledgeable staff. We especially enjoyed the printing shop which was active that day and also seeing the Wright Flyer. Well worth a stop. Too bad the danger slide was too dangerous and was closed down.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Every city should have the foresight to save their history in such a setting. Dayton was truly an industrial giant in the early 1900s. Grounds and preserved structures, Wright Bros. shop, et al were truly amazing. Interpretative guides were knowledgeable, humorous and truly loved their art. Lunch at Culp's was a treat. Sorry the 180-foot slide area was under construction... More

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