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Carillon Historical Park

Address: 1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton, OH 45409
Phone Number: 937.293.2841
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Ranked #2 of 24 Attractions in Dayton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

This is the perfect place to visit when you are new to Dayton or have out of town visitors. All of the exhibits are in pristine condition. Make sure you watch the show about Dayton's history and the flood in the theater, definitely a must-see!

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Yellow Springs
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

What a fantastic way to spend a day with the family, friends, or visitors. Inside and outside options make this an all weather, all season place to go. Watch out for festivals! Parking is a nightmare when it's busy. Buy enough carousel tickets because you will just have to ride it over and over. The historical movie about the Dayton... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This park is beautiful! It is a collection of historic buildings and collections you can read about and see up close. Really well done. I spent several hours wandering and soaking in Dayton's important technological past. I lived in Dayton for 4.5 years and never knew much of this stuff. See the Wright Brother's bicycle shop and other fascinating things.

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Mother Lode, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

There's lots of goose poop, so finding a spot to have a picnic was a challenge. Enjoyed the Carillons. New brewery park being built and should be an interesting venue for Dayton.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

If you are in Dayton and like history, you should definitely visit the Carillon Historical Park. There are many building and interesting exhibits that detail the history of Dayton. There is also a nice place for a casual lunch at Culp's Cafe. Recently, The Carillon Brewing Company opened their doors too. They offer food and authentic, period brewed beer.

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Dayton, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is definitely one of the gems of Dayton and perhaps the state. If you are interested in the history of Dayton and things that Dayton has produced that impacted the entire world, this is something you don't want to miss. A place you could spend hours and not get through it. Recently opened an old time bre pub where... More 

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dayton, ohio, usa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is an important part of the history of Dayton, Oh. It preserves many aspects of the history and gives visitors a glimpse into the past. You walk through the various buildings on your own and learn as much as you like. Very important is the history of the Wright Brothers.

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Dayton, Ohio
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32 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a world class attraction, but little known outside the Dayton area. Dayton was a hub of invention and innovation. Here were invented so many things we take for granted. The Wright Brothers' airplane, Charles Kettering's electric starter, James Ritty's cash register and many others are showcased in Dayton History at the park. It is a must see. It... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you like trains, or anything to do with the Wright Brothers this is a great park for you to visit during Spring through Fall. They have houses, inventions and a new brewery...It is great for the whole family!!

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Dayton, Ohio
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9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Carillon brewery Tapping party dec 11th. They make the beer and root beer the old fashion way. There is a full restaurant with German food. Very good Reubens and burgers also. Beautiful setting. If in the area stop in, it's worth it.

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