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Carillon Historical Park, Dayton

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Learn about the history of the city at Carillon Historical Park, with its selection of historical buildings and exhibits tracing the city from its origins to present day. The 26.3 hectare (65 acre) park focuses on the history of technology and invention in the city, as well as what it's like to live there now. From its establishment in 1796 through to the present, visitors explore historical artifacts and buildings that relate to particular moments in Dayton's history. Visit the oldest building in town and learn about pioneer life from costumed performers. To visit Carillon Historical Park on your holiday in Dayton, and find out what else Dayton has to offer, use our Dayton travel route planning site .
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  • A carillon is a musical instrument consisting of at least 23 tuned bells. The Deeds Carillon is a 151 foot tall tower that houses 57 bells, and it plays on the half hour at the entrance to the Histori...  more »
  • We have been here twice this Fall - in September and October. We loved the robotic Dayton men and the Saint Bernard in the first building. It is really awesome to get to see the original 1905 Wright F...  more »
  • This is the place to go if you want to see a delightful technological overview of Dayton during the Wright Brothers era. The exhibits of Dayton’s role in the exploding technological revolution at the ...  more »
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  • Great Dayton History! You get to see where everything was created in the Dayton area from standard register, the single school house, Wright Brothers flyer, to the secret decoder during WWI that was being produced and assembled in Secret because no one new what each person made and made by women. They even have a Merry Go Round for all ages to ride. Plan on staying for hours to see everything. They also have memberships because you might go several times to see everything. They also offer tours to the wright brother house 🏡 not far away but there is a limit to how many people can go. They have 2 tours a day at certain times. You need reservations for the wright brother house tour. During Christmas 🎄 last year it was wonderful with the caroling throughtout the park, including Santa Claus 🎅 and his workshop.
  • Our family enjoys visiting Carillon, especially the Transportation Building and the hidden playground. Carillon hosts lots of fun events, like the rail fest and the holiday lights. The Brewing Co. has good food and a nice atmosphere.
  • A 'must visit' while in Dayton. The history of the area is told through Carillon park and is worth every penny! Plus the animatronics show is AWESOME!
  • Beautiful,educational and fun. Inside merry go round and the Wright family. At Christmas, the park is decorated in festive lights with carolers and actors portraying people of the earth 19th century.
  • This place is beautiful. It's like stepping back into time. They are really committed to their performance. If you are looking for something fun to do please check this out.

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Modern hotels with both executive suites and standard rooms are conveniently located downtown. Just outside this area are family-owned bed and breakfasts, which have fewer rooms but an abundance of character. Both locations offer easy access to sites in the downtown area.
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