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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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Food excellent. Beer not so good.

The place is a wonderful recreation of a 19th century brewery/tavern. The service is superb provided by waiters/waitresses in period costume. And the food is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Urbana, Ohio
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Urbana, Ohio
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is a wonderful recreation of a 19th century brewery/tavern. The service is superb provided by waiters/waitresses in period costume. And the food is excellent. However, the beer, created on premises, though authentic, is sour. Perhaps guest brews from other microbreweries could be substituted for one or two of the sour beers, thus appealing to more people.

1 Thank Rosabelle1
San Diego, California
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Park is fabulous! The docents are friendly and knowledgeable. There are airplanes, bicycles, train cars and all sorts of other things. I was there for approximately 2 hours and would have liked to have had an additional 2 hours to spend. I highly recommend this place!

Thank Vickie W
Dayton, Ohio
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am an avid Dayton history buff and I still learned new things here. Very clean well organized displays and exhibits. It's nice that you can take your time and leisurely enjoy and explore what the park has to offer. Guides were informative and friendly. I would highly recommend for any Daytonian or any one interested in the local history.

Thank Beachcomber251
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very well planned historic park detailing the accomplishments of very prominent Daytonians who affected the history of the United States. Individual buildings depict inventions and historic events. Cash registers made by NCR, an actual Wright Brothers flyer, a luxury train, luxury autos, etc.--all made in Dayton. A restaurant and micro-brewery are on the premises.

Thank Alice R
Miamisburg, Ohio
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148 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were very lucky.to attend a tavern dinner on Friday, October 16. Wonderful ambiance with some educational info. This dinner represents how local folks in Dayton would have prepared and had in 1830's.. We had corn chowder (yummy), pork roast, potato, root vegetables ala cream, green beans, Indian bread. Even apple pie with homemade ice cream.Every thing was tasty. Food... More 

2 Thank need2trvl
West Carrollton, Ohio
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

step back into the early days of Dayton,Ohio--learn about our early leaders, the 1913 flood, ncr cash registers, the wright brothers, general motors,fridgidaire plant,

Thank Connie R
Westminster, Colorado
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

All the near original replicas of the Wright Brothers when they first started getting into making planes. From the simple bicycle shop, a replica of the first Wright Flyer. You can virtually spend all day here and never get bored. The streetcar and rail cars of the era are housed in its own building.

Thank KityBunn
Neenah, Wisconsin
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Worth the stop. You can spend a 1/2 hour or the day. About 2 dozen historical buildings plus the Wright Flyer. Wife and I were just passing through so I definitely plan to go back.

Thank Joebob747
Dayton, Ohio
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35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The Carillon Historical Park is a hidden gem for Dayton Ohio...As part of an off-site work project for planning i took a team 15 associates, of various ages, all from Dayton to Carillon Park as a break from our meeting and we were amazed as to the venue that this park creates in presenting the History of Dayton. Although, we... More 

1 Thank philfromdayton
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31 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

Visited the park with my in-laws and adult children, not expecting much. Was pleasantly surprised at the number of displays highlighting the best and brightest of Dayton. The Wright brothers exhibit,and the 2nd flyer built was on display, as were cash registers, cars, bikes and other technology advances from the early 90's. I never knew Dayton was such a powerhouse... More 

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