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Rees Memorial Carillon

1740 W Fayette Ave, Washington Park - 1740 W. Fayette Avenue, Springfield, IL 62704-2356
+1 217-546-3853
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AMAZING!

Be sure to schedule your visit for a time when the exceptionally talented fella will actually be... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2018
Sandy K
Ring ring a ding

Make sure you visit when the bells chime. It is in a lovely park where you can take a lovely walk... read more

Reviewed January 24, 2018
Victoria M
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1740 W Fayette Ave, Washington Park - 1740 W. Fayette Avenue, Springfield, IL 62704-2356
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"washington park"
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"beautiful park"
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"beautiful music"
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"inner workings"
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"great place to walk"
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"bells"
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"concert"
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Be sure to schedule your visit for a time when the exceptionally talented fella will actually be playing the Carillon. It is outstanding! Bring a lawn chair, sit and be entertained! Make sure to step inside and see what it looks like from that side...More

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Reviewed January 24, 2018

Make sure you visit when the bells chime. It is in a lovely park where you can take a lovely walk. Love the chimes.

1  Thank Victoria M
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Reviewed December 21, 2017

We visited the Rees Memorial arillon in Springfield IL, i would highly recomend it! The tour is ver interesting! untill we visited this place i had no idea the beauty of the concerts conducted at the Carillon!

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Reviewed October 12, 2017

While visiting friends in Springfield, we were invited to go with them to the Carillon Festival at the Rees Memorial Carillon in Washington Park. We had the most pleasant evening listening to wonderful carillon compositions that were performed by internationally-known carillonneurs for the Thomas Rees...More

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Reviewed October 1, 2017

Visited the carillon at the end of a busy festival day for a tour. Arrived well before closing and went inside to purchase tickets. No one was there. We wait some 10 minutes before someone showed up bringing in boxes, etc. from the festival. The...More

2  Thank retired-luvnit
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Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

I like big bells and I cannot lie! I have always wanted to tour a carrilon this size but my knees don't do well with multiple stories of stairs. No problem here, they have an elevator! As an added bonus the views are spectacular and...More

1  Thank jipsy7497
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Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

Amazing exhibit at a beautiful park. We plan to return on days when tours are offered. Something I had never see/heard before.

1  Thank Rachel D
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Reviewed June 18, 2017

The bells are beautiful, and I would suggest buying the book that tells information about it, plus earlier we had bought the record, too! Neat trip to the top!

1  Thank O2433OHrebeccas
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Reviewed March 31, 2017

The Rees Memorial Carillon is one of Springfield's treasures! It serenades us as we walk in the park and they often have special events that are well attended!

1  Thank meds810
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Barb W, The Carillon Belles at Rees Memorial Carillon, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2017

Thanks for your review. The International Carillon Festival will be June 4-9 (except Wednesday) from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Festival Fireworks on Friday at 9:15 pm.

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Reviewed March 27, 2017

I walked around in Washington Park. I love the sound of the carillon. This reminds me of the carillon at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. When I went to the park, I drove by a golf course and I kept driving by the entrance...More

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