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Carillon Historical Park, Dayton

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
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. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Dayton holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Carillon Historical Park and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • We had such a pleasant morning going through the many buildings in this fabulous park. The buildings are a mix of copies, rebuilds, moved into place and constructions to fit the need. The visitor cent...  read more »
  • The grounds of Carillon Historic Park are full of very interesting exhibits that explore the history of innovation in Dayton. The animated statues in the theater were done quite well and made the expe...  read more »
  • Spent 3.5 hrs. Wonderful park with lots to look at. So much history... well told here... much more than just the "Wright Brothers". Every interrupter knew their information. Highly recommend this site...  read more »
  • Dayton History is doing a great job at featuring fun learning and interactive history. The animetronics theater is very good and they are always adding more displays. If you haven't been in the last five years, you will be pleasantly surprised at all that's been added. And plans for the next 10 years sees more coming. We have a membership, we enjoy it so much.
  • So much history in this historical place. So much to see, learn and do. Nestled by the river and the bells are very cool. Family fun! ✔✔✔✔
  • This is a great, inexpensive way to spend a day out with the kids. These folks have done an excellent job of combining education with leisurely entertainment. Move at your own pace and get an up close look at a variety of the Dayton areas proudest history.
  • This place is fabulous to learn about the history of the Dayton area. The staff is so knowledgable and friendly and they maintain the land well. When I was last here, the print shop was running and some employees explained everything in great detail.
  • Brought my family here and the kids had fun and learned about the history of our area. Fun and educational place for the whole family.
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