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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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  • 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 Historical Park has a lot of nice things to offer. A Brewery/Restaurant which is pretty good. A Museum. The towering bells that play a little tune on the hour. And this time of year, they play holiday music. It's just a fun little getaway for all ages. I suggest a vist!
  • We went for the Christmas event and it was awesome! The lights were beautiful, we all loved the volunteers in period costumes, and the carousel and little train ride were fun to take my kids on. What a cool experience! Definitely worth the trip here, there is so much to see and learn!
  • We went for the Christmas lights and dinner. We really enjoyed the museum and the food at the brewing company was excellent. I held the fifth star because the museum should really be done in daylight to fully appreciate it and the restaurant was slow because of the volume of people at the holiday.
  • Beautifully decorated for the holidays. Come and see the Lights making the amazing Tree attached to Carillon Bells (see pics). Bring the family...amazing! Need to experience in person; bells ring holiday music hourly.
  • The museum and park are beautiful, especially when they have the Christmas lights up. The Carillon Brewing Company is very fun, talk to the brewers if you have a chance - they are recreating period authentic beers from found recipes and researched references from the mid-1800's. There food is also excellent!

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