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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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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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A wonderful gem in the Dayton area.

We visited Carillon Park many years ago and it left little impression on us, however, our visit this week left us with nothing but excitement. It helped that school has started... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Hamilton, Ohio
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Hamilton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited Carillon Park many years ago and it left little impression on us, however, our visit this week left us with nothing but excitement. It helped that school has started in the area except our grandsons' school so it was nearly empty. All of the buildings had helpful, informative people demonstrating equipment, teaching in the old school house and... More 

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Troy, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are visiting Dayton, you need to stop by Carillon Park, so many fun, interactive things to see and do. Kids will really love it when the trains are running! A lot of walking though so wear comfy shoes

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Kentwood, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed going through all the historical buildings in the park. We learned a lot of interesting history about a city we had traveled through many times, but never before had the time to stop. I have already recommended this place to a coworker heading to Dayton!

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Thank LoriG619
Tonawanda, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a tour of Orville Wright's mansion. What a wonderful piece of history! Then we toured the aviation center. The Carillon Historical Park has so many exhibits that it would take several days to take it all in. You can look it up online to see all it has to offer. Our visit was much too short and we... More 

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Thank Kay R
Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum does a wonderful job of telling about Dayton's history. The Wright Brothers, Charles Kettering, and many more Daytonians are shown and discussed.

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Thank schlotmot
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When hosting an out of state customer, we toured the park. It was a great reminder of local history as well as being a fantastic overview of the Dayton area to our visitors. The walk was not strenuous and there was just the perfect mix of novelty items with pertinent history mixed together. What a great trip for children and... More 

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

I have been to Carillon Park twice. Great history lesson for the entire family if you do the walking tour and see all the buildings. You can get all the history on the great flood in Dayton and some other historical events. Kids love it!

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Thank Fawn G
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't realize just how many buildings there were in this park, it's nice for kids because just as they get tired of one building you're off to another! It was actually too big for us to see it all with the limited time we had, but we stop and read everything! I'll have to go back another time to... More 

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Thank geckerly
Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent exhibits and lots of information regarding the City of Dayton and the surrounding area's impact on our world! Learned so much more about why this area is considered the invention capital! Highly recommend a visit!

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Thank Liz H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Family took us to carillon park. We had a great time. It took us about three hours to walk it, but we could have spent days there if we read each and every sign and plaque. Luckily or us, our family tour guide already knows most of the history. I was amazed at the beauty of the cash registers, and... More 

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