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Carriage Hill MetroPark

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Address: 7800 Shull Rd, Dayton, OH 45424
Phone Number:
+1 937-278-2609
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Farm life in the 1880s comes alive at Carriage Hill MetroPark. Visitor...

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.

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Good for locals

I can see how this park/farm is a great resource for locals, but I wouldn't describe it as a must-see for travelers, especially if you've been to Williamsburg, VA or anything like... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can see how this park/farm is a great resource for locals, but I wouldn't describe it as a must-see for travelers, especially if you've been to Williamsburg, VA or anything like it. The visitor's center has a small display of items from 19th century farm life. The miniature schoolroom/kitchen is designed for fairly young children 2-6. The country store,... More 

Thank B-FCory
Dayton, Ohio
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 23 February 2017

This is the place to go back in time and just enjoy the farm and family. Check their schedule for seasonal events to have even more fun.

Thank Marylou P
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Everytime we come to carriage hill we have a good time. There are different things to do depending on your mood. Penny candy store/Gift shop. People are friendly. Kids have a blast. We have also had cookouts on the other side and fished and just relaxed.

Thank Ashley O
dayton, ohio, usa
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

My granddaughters loved going there. Old farm house with demonstrations on cooking and sewing at special times. Old barn with pigs, chickens and horses used to farm. Also there is a lake where you can fish. The visitor center has an old school room there where they placed school with old school books, old desks, and a chalk board. Also... More 

Thank hjtraveler55
Dayton, Ohio
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50 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I go here several times a year to photograph the farm. There is more than just the farm. There are riding trails, fishing pond, hiking trails, and a nice little gift shop in the welcome center. The farm has seasonal activities, butchering a hog, maple sugaring, sheep shearing, etc. In addition the offer classes on baking, sausage making, etc. The... More 

Thank soper5
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Great hikes, horse-back trails, ponds to 'ponder' or fish, bird-boxes abound. There is a riding center in back, if you don't own a horse. History recreated on the living farm. Indoor center for play and learning.

Thank susan E
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The title sums it up. This living farm has animals that you can get up to and pet. They have baby animals normally during the spring. Also at the nature center there is a penny candy store downstairs that is a blast and up stairs there is an interactive classroom and classic play house for kids. Also, on property is... More 

Thank Richard A
Dayton, Ohio
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5 reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Carriage Hill is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon, or take a walk around the lake. The animals, barn and penny candy store bring a time period back to life for a few minutes/

Thank Tracey V
Dayton, Ohio
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 July 2016

This is a great park especially for kids. Historical farm activities throughout the year provide a neat way for all ages to learn about things like sheep shearing, wool crafting, canning, etc.

Thank MelanieSH888
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55 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

This is literally one of my families favorite places to go! We even go in the winter time! We love the farm and seeing the animals. We go down to the creek and the kids romp around in it. Then we walk over to the lake. We have fished in it. We walk around it. We have even walked most... More 

Thank Mandie H

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