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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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History, Inventors and Music

As a Dayton native, I can tell you this is the place to go for local lore. From an old canal lock to train cars to buses to the Carillon Bell Tower, this is a full days... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Dayton, Ohio
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Dayton, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

As a Dayton native, I can tell you this is the place to go for local lore. From an old canal lock to train cars to buses to the Carillon Bell Tower, this is a full days adventure. The park features treasures from a era gone by and highlights the innovative history of the peoples of Dayton, Ohio. The Newcom... More 

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Owensboro
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

A great place to go for an afternoon. Learn some history, enjoy being outdoors, with indoors available for breaks.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Showed a lot more than the averga eperosn might know about Dayton's great technical history and other social themes, like early settlers

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Panama City, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

You can see the tall Deeds Carillon that marks this location easily and tucked back in the shade of the trees is the visitor center and historical "village." The park is an easy, paved walk. They have a new brewery that brews onsite and also Culp's Cafe for food (temporarily closed for renovations but reopening April 1st, 2015).. Open year... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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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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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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