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Carriage Hill MetroPark

#15 of 63 things to do in Dayton Features Animals
7800 Shull Rd, Dayton, OH 45424
+1 937-278-2609
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Hidden gem of the parks

Had a blast here ...and even got to go on the tour. Lots of great history and animals all around... read more

Reviewed September 1, 2015
Beavercreek, Ohio
via mobile
Old favorite

Carriage Hill is always a favorite with the kids. They run and play. Feed the horses and go down... read more

Reviewed August 31, 2015
Dayton, Ohio
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Farm life in the 1880s comes alive at Carriage Hill MetroPark. Visitor Center exhibits start the journey back in time while demonstrations, reconstructed and historical buildings, and even period farm animals paint the picture. There are also acres of natural beauty to enjoy and a horseback riding center.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good38%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“penny candy” (14 reviews)
“farm animals” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
7800 Shull Rd, Dayton, OH 45424
+1 937-278-2609
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Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

Had a blast here ...and even got to go on the tour. Lots of great history and animals all around. Make sure to take a hike or visit the penny store.

Thank mehuman
Reviewed August 31, 2015

Carriage Hill is always a favorite with the kids. They run and play. Feed the horses and go down the trails. My favorite time is fall. Will be going to see the beautiful colors on the changing leaves.

1  Thank 1Cheribomb
Reviewed August 29, 2015

Has many trails and paths to take, through woods and open clearings. Has a few ponds, some horses and an old time candy shoppe.

Thank Guy H
Reviewed August 28, 2015

I grew up in Huber Heights, and had the opportunity to volunteer at Carriage Hill as a child. The experience was great, we got to dress in traditional clothes, and perform farm related tasks. We did fun events like baking a cake for a mock...More

Thank Alicia F
Reviewed August 6, 2015

It was about the 1880 farm life. We got there late, so we only went through some of the property. The one house was open to the public with no restrictions on walking through the downstairs. Farm equipment in the barns with horses and a...More

Thank Thepodatrist1
Reviewed July 30, 2015

Great park for horseback riding and walking. This is a wonderful place to relax. I highly recommend it for families or individuals seeking quiet time.

Thank jenny H
Reviewed July 29, 2015

Our Metro Parks rock! I have been to other parks out of state and hands down we have the best State Parks and Metro Parks. They are always clean and maintained.

Thank Suzanne A
Reviewed July 27, 2015

Dayton's metro parks system takes a backseat to no city in Ohio, and Carriage Hill, a working farm hailing back to yesteryear, just may well be the crown jewel of the system. Several kinds of farm animals are in residence, and there are plenty of...More

Thank RexFoga
Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Of all the Metroparks Carriage Hill is my favorite. I have been visiting for 35 years and still go back all the time. I take my children there now just like my parents always did. The penny candy store is the best, the grounds are...More

1  Thank LAURA T
Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great place to visit. So much to see and do. Old barns, nature hikes, ponds, farm animals, reenactments. The scenery is just beautiful, a must see in both winter and summer. Whenever friends and family visit we always take them here.

Thank Annie1182
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