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Carillon Historical Park, Dayton

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#1 of 6 in Historic Sites in Dayton
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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  • Once per year best of the best car show, but the park and attractions are well worth a visit. The highlight of the park is a real deal Wright flyer, set up and supervised by none other than Orville Wr...  more »
  • For anyone interested in how powered heavier-than-air aircraft were developed, the Carillon Historical Park is a must see. It tells the story of the Wright brothers and their experiments that led up t...  more »
  • So Having lived in Dayton all my life you'd think I had been here. Not! Just visited in December. Wow so much to see. It was beautifully decorated. Had a place for cash registers from all over the wor...  more »
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  • Carillon Park is a very interesting and educational place that I would say everyone is aloud to come here. The picture that I posted of the Carillon bells is hopefully helpful because if you haven't seen the Carillon bells you might need the image to help you. When you first walk in, you have to pay. It is $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for 3 through 17 yrs old. If you are under 3 yrs old than you get in free. If you ever have any more questions, please ask me (from Google Maps). I'll be more than welcome to answer your questions. Also, I recommend this place to all! Thank you for reading this. I hope it helped!
  • Whether you like the Wright brothers, or like to hear about inventions that have come out of Dayton, Ohio, this is a must for you and your family. Many fascinating things to see and to read and learn. Prices are not too bad, and if you live near by, you can get a year's membership for the family for less than what 3 visits would cost. The volunteers are very helpful and knowledgeable about each display. They also have special events throughout the year and have children's events too. If you like history and to see things from the past, you will definitely like coming here.
  • Very nice museum of the area. The admission has gone up. Of course when I was a kid my grandfather would take me here and it was free. But they have continued to improve and added exhibits making it a very nice museum. No one, especially if you are from the area, should pass this up.
  • So many building to see. My kids loved the print shop. Also the transportation area was nice. The Wright brothers building was well done. I learned so much about the Dayton area.
  • Wonderful family fun. History and lots of things to do for everyone. The brewery next door has delicious food and their own homemade sodas, breads and great selection of beers.
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