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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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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I learned a lot about the city of Dayton. That it was a hot-bed of mechanical/industrial/automotive invention and creativity from the 1890s though the first half of the 1900s. That's not to say it still isn't productive R & D metropolis, but there sure was an extraordinary level of invention and entrepreneurship during that time period. For example, I had... More

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Millersburg, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We thought we would stop for a little bit to check it out & ended up there for hours. Quiet village well worth visiting.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We stopped here for a quick visit and ended up staying for hours. Very well done historical town with lots of very knowledgeable staff. We especially enjoyed the printing shop which was active that day and also seeing the Wright Flyer. Well worth a stop. Too bad the danger slide was too dangerous and was closed down.

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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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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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