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Carillon Historical Park

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Address: 1000 Carillon Blvd, Dayton, OH 45409-2023
Phone Number: 937.293.2841
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12:00 pm - 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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A MUST SEE IN DAYTON!

You will love this park, so much to see and so much history! You can walk thru the early settlement area or visit the wright brothers aviation center!The James F. Dicke Family... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Cindy M
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Dayton, Ohio
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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You will love this park, so much to see and so much history! You can walk thru the early settlement area or visit the wright brothers aviation center!The James F. Dicke Family Transportation Center houses the 1835 B&O #1, John Quincy Adams (the oldest existing American-built locomotive), a breathtaking Barney & Smith parlor railcar, an authentic Conestoga wagon, and many... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had never heard of Carillon Historical Park, so it was a pleasant surprise to see the wonderful compilation of history here. It covered all aspects of history in the Dayton area. It was inspiring to hear how the community came together to help others and rebuild after the 1913 Flood. I especially enjoyed the history of how the Wright... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have lived here many years and never taken advantage of this park; finally went and am so impressed. We could not see everything in 4 hours. So much history and it's so well organized; clean. Since we went on homeschool day, we had extra attractions but for a 7 and 4 year old, we had to almost drag them... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an improvement! The park gives you not only The Wright Brothers but other great pieces of history. You can go alone at your own pace to take it all in. Wonderful staff to give you pieces of history.

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Dayton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So many people I meet that live here that have never been to Carillon park. They truly make it seem like you have stepped into the past. every building, train and structure is carefully put back together. Thanks Alex and the rest of the staff for creating such a special place!

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a nice day out with the family for a picnic and get a view of history as well. People can go through buildings dating back a couple of 100 years. Also, you can see one of the initial flyers donated by the Wright brothers. You should go when the trains are running and that provides endless fun for... More 

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Piqua, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a thoroughly enjoyable visit for all ages. The park is located in Dayton, near UD Arena and is just off I-75. Tours are available or you can walk the grounds on your own. The park encompasses much of Dayton history and industry, with several original homes, small businesses, etc. to tour covering 200 years. Exhibits include Wright Brothers... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visit Carillon Park several times a year and always find something I haven't seen before. There are thousands of examples of local history of what made the Dayton area's past important not only locally but on the international level. They have the only active brewery (Carillon Brewing Company) that is in a museum in North America. Great historical beers... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The park is divided into two outdoor areas, one for early history and one for manufacturing and transportation. The interior exhibit deals with inventions and has a large collection of NCR cash registers. It has a nice gift shop. You may cover the park in 2 to 3 hours, looking at all the buildings. It is a nice small park... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great park with loads to see and do. Do not miss eating at the brewery. The food is great and the history is interesting. They are actually brewing beer right in the restaurant and you get to taste it!!! The museums in the park and the train are also really fun.

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