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Carillon Historical Park, Dayton

4.8
#1 of 7 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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  • The park is known for a huge amount of historical exhibits about Dayton, but Easter Sunrise Service has been a tradition since 1942. A truly moving experience that has an long lasting calming effect. ...  more »
  • A nice clean park. Lots of history especially about Dayton. We even got to see a bald eagle in her nest. I would definitely go when it’s warm . Easy to get to from I 75. Friendly staff. It was interes...  more »
  • This park has grown so much since its foundation. So many more displays and exhibits, a brewery/restaurant and wonderful new things to explore. We went specifically to see the bald eagles. The informa...  more »
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  • Great place for kids and adults anytime of the year. Amazing gift shop. If you go.in the spring and summer, make sure you wear bug repellent.
  • Really nice place. I been working there for a little bit helping to build on! The food at the Brewery is great! Alot of nice things to see! Makes a great day to just spend the day with the family!
  • This place is so neat. It's like walking through history. I enjoy going in the spring & summer and walking through all the different buildings. Learning about the Wright Brothers & Dayton. If history is something you're interested in, you should check it out! If you have kids, it's an adventure for them. They may not be too excited about the history of it, but they will enjoy walking through the trains, playing with the registers. They have a kids area, a merry-go-round & and a little show about the history. (The show might be a little spooky with the lights that flash and the characters).
  • Very cool place. Probably more for older children and adults but lots of cool things to look at. They also have a cool carousel that the kids will like.
  • Staff here dress in actual dress from the era. The beverages are made with 1800 like methods, thus educating people who patronize this Dayton local brew pub.
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