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Carillon Historical Park

Closed Now: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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plenty of history to see

from the collection of cash registers from NCR to the Wright Brothers bicycle shop, there are so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
michael m
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Dayton, Ohio
Dayton history all in one visit!

What a wonderful place to take family and friends to tell them about Dayton! Usually we do the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
com4table
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Kettering, Ohio
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1000 Carillon Blvd, Dayton, OH 45409-2023
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Carillon Park next to the river just south of Dayton Ohio is an excellent place for picnics biking hiking or just people watching. The Caroline bills are famous and it is a very peaceful Serene setting

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Storyteller813328
Reviewed 1 week ago

from the collection of cash registers from NCR to the Wright Brothers bicycle shop, there are so many things to see. Old locomotives, old cars, old bicycles, a little bit of everything. And then there is the giant bell tower!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank michael m
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful place to take family and friends to tell them about Dayton! Usually we do the whole park, lots of interesting buildings and history. However it was a cold day so we only went to the main building! To see all the businesses...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank com4table
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit for the whole family We learned so much about Dayton and it’s history. I was thoroughly surprised at how much Dayton gets credit for inventing...

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bobV2781JB
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great outdoor space along the river with views of downtown. Bell tower is iconic. Great museum with indoor and outdoor features. Interactive, interesting, and great for all ages.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kristen C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great gem! We learned so much about Dayton and it’s history. I was thoroughly surprised at how much Dayton gets credit for inventing or being home to. Best surprise of all was seeing an original Wright Bros. plane. Highly recommend spending some time...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank njjulien80
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent an afternoon here - one of the buildings houses the Wright Flyer III and has a comprehensive story about the Wright Brothers. There are a number of other buildings from the Wright Brother era which are interesting to visit. Also the Carillon Tower is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 798rosieh
Reviewed 1 week ago

At Christmas, the bell tower is covered in lights to look like a Christmas Tree. You can see it towering in the sky line. There is a museum, time period houses and buildings to tour and enjoy. There was a an antique car show when...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CharleneF4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was expecting a local history museum and instead I found out that important moments in America's industrial history took place in Dayton. Not it is the museum worth a stop if you are in town but it is worth a detour or could even...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jirecarol
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a fun place to visit during the holidays. We went to visit the 200 foot-tall Christmas tree that was constructed around a tower in the park. It was beautiful, and hundreds of other admirers were visiting as well. There were lots of other...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Yes, during the special holiday events in December, there is hot chocolate at the Cafe
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Carilion Park is open all year round, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas. New Year's eve and day Monday-Saturday 9:30 am to 5:00 pm Sunday 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm $8.. adult to age 59 years, $7 senior, $5... More
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