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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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What a wonderfully surprising venue! All of the staff that we encountered were very informed and eager to help. They all seemed to be excited to share information. We think it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Greenfield, Indiana
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Greenfield, Indiana
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a wonderfully surprising venue! All of the staff that we encountered were very informed and eager to help. They all seemed to be excited to share information. We think it would be a great trip for families, especially with older children.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum / Park is a very unique concept with buildings that are part of history. The park even includes a new Brewery Restaurant and a smaller Culps Café. Very interesting and informative exhibits including the Wright Brothers, Charles Kettering and Elaine A Deeds. This is a must see attraction when visiting the Dayton area. Plan to spend an entire... More 

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Manteno, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This open air museum is a small village. Most of the building are open to view. All have local historical value. The original Wright flyer III is not to be missed. It was very hot, however there is plenty shade and a breeze. My 4 yr. old grandson was not bored and he rode the small train around the park... More 

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Thank Carl C
Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Awesome park.. you will not be disappointed…it is inexpensive, relative to other museums and has the first REAL sustained flight plane that the Wright Brothers built. That is just one of the attractions….awesome museum with NCR cash registers, GM cars, other DELCO, GM, NCR displays. Can't say enough good about it….spend one day at Wright Patterson Air Force Museum and... More 

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Thank Fair4UFran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you love history, or if you just want good sausage and beer- this is a great historical park. Much of my family grew up in Dayton, but this park taught me things I did not know about the city. There is an indoor museum, a d many historical buildings that are preserved with much of Dauton's rich history, including,... More 

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Thank Vicky P
Muscatine, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I visited Carillon Historical Park while visiting my sister. There is a small admission fee of $8 for adults. The first thing you see when you visit the Historical Park is the carillon, which is a musical instrument composed of bells in a bell tower and played like a piano. I found this very interesting as I had never seen... More 

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Thank Debra D
Newark, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just go there not expecting anything and you will be suprise..inexpensive too.. I did like their 4d movie about dayton.

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Thank Michelle W
Bergen County, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a smaller version of Greenfield Village located just south of Dayton along the Miami River. There is an original Wright Brothers' plane in the collection along with a short movie regarding their ear!y flights. Well worth a visit.

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

What a wonderful place for exploring the amazing history of Dayton, and to see all of the inventions, people, and events that have impacted the whole country and the whole world! Every time we come here, we find something else that we hadn't seen yet. Admissions and membership fees are pretty affordable, making this a great place for the whole... More 

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Thank MelanieSH888
Centerville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't miss this! And they continually add more to see. We are members so we get in free, and we take all of our out of town guests. Makes me so proud of Dayton and the heritage that goes with it!

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