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Carillon Historical Park, Dayton
(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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  • My family was totally awed by this historical village and train setup! So many things to do especially at fall holidays! A must see for all in Dayton area and those passing thru! 
  • Visited on a sunny day and enjoyed our visit immensely. A lot to see of Dayton history and area inventors key to the area's development. Reasonable admission of $8 pp. Gift shop was very reasonable al...  more »
  • Have been going to Carillon Park since I was a kid. I probably get there two or three times a year and it is always fun. Definitely make sure to see the Wright brothers airplane. 
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  • Great place to learn some history of Dayton and the Miami Valley. Beautiful grounds, excellent displays. The small train ride in the back was a lot of fun and you get a surprisingly good long ride on it --- meant for kids most likely but it was also fun for adults. You can learn about the inventors and inventions from the Dayton area and even see the 3rd Wright Flyer (yes the actual one) which was the first manueverable flyer. I also like the story of the photo of the first flight and the camera is there. You will also learn about so much else that was created here... that you should go check it out.
  • Great place for the community. Lots of stuff to learn about, they often have events that are pretty cool too. There is a brewery here too and the food is pretty good there.
  • We had a great time at the park itself. It was much bigger than I had imagined. Not only was it a nice outdoor / indoor experience but it was also very educational. We also ate at the brewery which I think was a little overpriced.
  • Great educational place about Daton, OH history. This has a great brewery and resteraunt. 👍👍 yummy 😋 food. Nice people too!
  • Larger than I expected,full of knowledgeable guides, full of interesting history about the Dayton, OH area. One of my favorites was the original restoration of the Wright brothers Wright III Flyer that was overseen by Orville Wright. In addition, a replica 1850s tavern and brewery with excellent food, beer and atmosphere at inexpensive prices.