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Carillon Historical Park

1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton, OH 45409
937.293.2841
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Ranked #4 of 27 attractions in Dayton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Dayton
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Every city should have the foresight to save their history in such a setting. Dayton was truly an industrial giant in the early 1900s. Grounds and preserved structures, Wright Bros. shop, et al were truly amazing. Interpretative guides were knowledgeable, humorous and truly loved their art. Lunch at Culp's was a treat. Sorry the 180-foot slide area was under construction... More

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Centerville, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Nice park within the Dayton city limits. You will forget you are in the city. Many historical buildings with plenty of educational information. Keep an eye on the website for activities and re-enactments.

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York, South Carolina
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This was a great place to visit and well worth the price. This was very interesting place with tons if history. The anamtronic show rivals the hall of presidents at DW. My 12 year old was interested from start to finish. A must if you are anywhere around dayton.

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bergen county, nj
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

If you're interested, this museum park gives a really nice history of the Dayton area. The industry, the lives of the locals, great exhibits with trains and trolleys you can go on. The animatronics show is very good, informative, but young folks will get bored. Well worth the trip though! An amazing display of cash registers!

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USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Dayton is a cradle of historic innovation... much more than airplanes. If you have only one day in Dayton, choose this over the AirForce Museum or Writght Patterson Field, etc. Inexpensive Day Trip with Sr. Discount and AAA too!

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West Milton, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Historic buildings and beautiful grounds to stroll through, an amazing museum, working carrousel, animatronics so lifelike it's almost creepy, interactive displays and the lovely bells of the Carrillon Tower, -this place is so much more than we imagined! Plan for an entire day here, much too much to see and do in just an afternoon. Looking forward to the opening... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Love the authentic buildings and variety of collections from various aspects of Dayton's rich history. Many things to do and see. Have gone to the fall harvest dinner in the Old Tavern where people dress in period clothing and serve a meal cooked on an open fire as done when Dayton was founded. The old schoolhouse takes you back to... More

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Dayton, Ohio
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The lovely little park is a great introduction to our city and a great tribute to our inventors. It has an indoor pavilion with an educational display of National Cash Registers, indoor working merry-go-round, gift shop. Outdoors you can stroll along side walks visiting individual buildings housing replicas of the Wright Brothers plane, electric street cars, a tavern, mill, train,... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I recently took out-of-town visitors to Carillon Park. They were, in a few words, blown away, not only by the excellence of the facility, but also by what they learned about the role Dayton played in the industrial history of the United States and the world. Located throughout the 65 acre park are buildings and exhibits taking visitors back to... More

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

It was great to visit and enjoy all the history for Dayton. My Father worked @ Reynolds and Reynolds but to see the clock and stand next to it was AWESOME! See NCR, Delco, GMC, McCall Magazine, and The Wright Brothers with LOTS MORE! Would for sure recommend this to anyone who knows Dayton's History!

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