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Carillon Historical Park

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Address: 1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton, OH 45409
Phone Number: 937.293.2841
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9:30 am - 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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Loads of history in a small walkable park

Loads of history in a small walkable park. From the right brothers first airplane to the oldest steam locomotive still in existence this park is full of history. Dayton inventions... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed today
Jerry S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Loads of history in a small walkable park. From the right brothers first airplane to the oldest steam locomotive still in existence this park is full of history. Dayton inventions including the liberty aircraft engine and an early Frigidaire refrigerator are located in the Deeds Barn. The park is named for the Its famous 150 foot tall 57 bell carillon.

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Thank Jerry S
Dayton, Ohio
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Carillon Park is one of 'hidden gems' in the Gem city. The numerous exhibits and activities are great and the volunteers are most helpful and friendly. Great place for all ages as there area activities for all.

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Thank Michael D
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A lovely turn of the 20th century park with original and re-created buildings. Park workers dress in time period clothing, ride bicycles, etc. You'll find a R.R. dining car and engine, a covered bridge, water wheel, school house, tavern and replica of the Wright Flyer and wind tunnel to mention a few items. It is named after the Carrillon Bell... More 

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Thank Barb G
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great park that has many exhibits telling the history of the Dayton area. I would strongly recommend the exhibit on the flood and the new beer brewing, bread and butter making building.

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Thank Fran G
dayton,oh
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wife and I went there to see what all the talk was about. Very nice historical design. Not so sure about the table layout, they have seating on a balcony but was not open when we were there. The food was average, beer was ok and the pricing was average. I thought the service was a little slow and the... More 

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Thank whonewDayton_oh
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a series of museum and replica houses/ buildings in a park environment. In the park you will learn about Dayton's rich history of creativity, including a a big section on the wright Brothsareand Recommendation would be to visit on a dry day as you our outside a great deal.

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Thank Colin W
Dayton, Ohio
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Your experience will really vary based on the day you visit. Some Saturdays they run the "little trains" that you can ride around (think old TV show Silver Spoons) Some times there are "settlers" in their houses and you can help them make candles, or talk to the school marm. It really depends on the day you go. It's like... More 

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Thank Louis P
Dayton, Ohio
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to see the history of dayton. Perfect for a family outing. They also have great food on the property. Kids would enjoy it.

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Thank Audie571
Berkley, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I never knew Dayton produced so many things in their history and what a rich history the city has. If you like cash registers this is the place to go :) They at least a hundred on display with a lot from a company called NCR which was based in Dayton. The buildings offer a lot of interesting things too... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like going, during the winter season when, they put the Christmas tree up around the bell. A lot of land the cafe is nice as well that is only 15 steps away from the park. The place is good for many events, such as weddings.

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