We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Carillon Historical Park

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton, OH 45409
Phone Number: 937.293.2841
Website
Today
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 321 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 244
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Hidden Gem!...Inspiring!....Must See!

This place is unbelievable! We ate at the Carillon Brewery beside it (which was great!) and were contemplating going to the park. Based on the website we didn't think it was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
AMoneySavingMindset
,
Cincinnati, Ohio
Add Photo Write a Review

321 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

This place is unbelievable! We ate at the Carillon Brewery beside it (which was great!) and were contemplating going to the park. Based on the website we didn't think it was worth the admission. We were totally wrong! It's worth every penny! I had no idea that behind the main building you see from the parking it opens into an... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Des Moines, IA
Level Contributor
89 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I hadn't been here in a few years, so I took a friend of mine and we had a fantastic time. The exhibits are very good, sometimes moving, always interesting and informative. There is also now a geology exhibit to showcase the terminal moraine on the border of the park, which is a good idea. Check out the center. There... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
120 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We arrived late afternoon about 1 hour prior to closing. The ticket agent suggested we return in the morning since an hour is not enough time to see everything and there is a fee. We took her advice and returned in the morning. They gave us a discount for having the National Parks America the Beautiful pass. There is quite... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dayton, Ohio
Level Contributor
57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Carillon is a large park with multiple buildings filed with Dayton history and activities. Events are held here frequently, which draws on people of all walks to enjoy a fine day with family, friends or couples. There's something for everyone.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dayton, OH
Level Contributor
93 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Where to begin? Not just with the review but with the site itself. Before entering, one can satisfy their appetite and whet their thirst at the newly opened Carillon Brewing Company, which produces its own adult beverages in the German tradition as well as producing a modest menu of German favorites. There also is an old fashioned soda fountain, called... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This park is pack with history. The buildings are in excellent condition. I enjoyed the transportation building. The mannequins were lifelike. The volunteers were nice and friendly. Be careful if walking over to Bell Tower, the park has a lot of dog poop.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Yellow Springs, Ohio
Level Contributor
24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A cool brewery is park of this park that brews using the old traditional fire method, gravity feed, no refrigeration. Excellent German food on the menu and great drafts on tap. Check it out!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dayton, Ohio
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

History for the kids, beer for the folks, culture if you want it and animatronic Wright brothers. This place has it all! This is one of those places you've never heard of if you are not from Dayton, but a place that you will always be happy you visited. It has a great atmosphere, decent food, great history and a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Arizona
Level Contributor
41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

A day worth spent at this Park/Museum venue. The park like setting of 65 acres includes 30 buildings. Some of the buildings are originals....some where created to house artifacts from Dayton's History. We enjoyed every one of the buildings. Robert in the print shop was a delight to speak with. You could tell how much he loved this place. The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Fairborn, Ohio
Level Contributor
63 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Beautiful facility and grounds. Outstanding exhibits and artifacts that chronicle much of Dayton's rich history.Wright Bros. airplane, railcars, bicycles, Kettering, Deeds, others. Went there for a business retreat (which is a great facility for such) this time, Did not go back to historical exhibits this visit.- but have, and they are great

Was this review helpful? Yes

Been to Carillon Historical Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Carillon Historical Park

Address: 1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton, OH 45409
Phone Number: 937.293.2841
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Dayton
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Carillon Historical Park and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Carillon Historical Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?