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Carillon Historical Park

1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton, OH 45409
937.293.2841
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Ranked #4 of 29 Attractions in Dayton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Englewood, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

This attraction is amazing. Informative exhibits through out the park. Detailing on the great inventors from Dayton, Ohio. Wright Brothers, the Deeds Family, to name a few. Exhibits of the first Trolley cars in the area, Newcom House, Navy WAVES cabin explaining their contribution to WW II. The staff were friendly, educated regarding the exhibits.

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Findlay, Ohio
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This is a great city park. The actual plane the Wright brothers made of canvas and the Dicke Museum of street and railcars were very interesting. If back in the area, would go back, even though there is a charge.

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Ohio
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22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

A great history lesson of the Dayton community. The 65-acre site is flat & easily walkable in a comfortable pair of walking shoes. Adequate off-street parking. Many new exhibits & upgrades these past few years. Docents are dressed in period costumes, courteous, and highly knowledgable. Great multi-media presentations. My favorites were the 1913 Flood Exhibit, The Wright Brothers Cycle Shop,... More

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Dayton, OH
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This is a well-kept secret in the Dayton area. The tavern dinners are seasonal and are hosted 3 times a year (October, December, and Spring). They include authentic tours of the historical houses (Newcom's Tavern, 1800's kitchen, original house) with cooking demonstrations and a musket demonstration. The tours are divided into smaller groups, and they culminate in a volunteer-served dinner... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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25 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I had not been here in many years and was taken back by all that has been added. The newest is the brewery and restaurant. They specialize in period brews and is unlike any place you find elsewhere. The indoor museum is very informative, and really illustrates the large number of inventors and inventions Dayton has brought the world. The... More

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New Castle, IN
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My and my 17 year old son just visited, and we loved it. I don't want to give everything away, but make sure to ride the carousel! The 4D informative animatronic show is awesome and when we say 4D expect a few surprises! All the staff was wonderful and we learned a lot!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Historical and interesting. Learned several things that I did not know. Restaurant on the grounds has good comfort food.

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Eagan, Minnesota
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86 reviews 86 reviews
26 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Great story of innovation at the beginning of the previous century. Many have called it the Silicon Valley of 100 years ago and I agree! What an exciting place Dayton must have been then. The restaurant in the middle had the best Grilled Cheese I've ever had. You've just got to give it a try!

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El Paso, Texas
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243 reviews 243 reviews
50 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

If you are interested in the history of the Wright Brothers, this is a great park. It also gave a wonderful history of Dayton. I was amazed to find out all the creative industry that was present in the city back around the turn of the 20th century. The animatronic presentation at the beginning of the visit is well worth... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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