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Carillon Historical Park, Dayton

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Historic Site
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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  • Great location by the Little Miami River just south of downtown Dayton. A very rare original Wright B Flyer is on display and there is a new indoor merry-go-round with a fabulous indoor museum dedicat...  more »
  • I loved this historical park. It traces the history of Dayton, OH, focusing on the many contributions people and businesses in Dayton made to industry. This is not one big museum, but rather a series ...  more »
  • I love the Carrillon! Beautiful place to visit. Lots of rich history. The merry go round is just amazing to see. It's fun for the kids to ride. So much ro do and see.  more »
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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.