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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. 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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Modern hotels with both executive suites and standard rooms are conveniently located downtown. Just outside this area are family-owned bed and breakfasts, which have fewer rooms but an abundance of character. Both locations offer easy access to sites in the downtown area.
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  • This park focuses on the History of Dayton, with shows, movies, exhibits and buildings from Dayton's past. It is very, very well done. It is easy to spend 4 to 6 hours in the park -- or even more if y...  more »
  • There is a lot of Dayton history here. We visited on 6/7/17 and is was not crowded. Enjoyed all the buildings and loved the guided tour in the Wright brothers bicycle shop.  more »
  • the bells are a must to see. The beauty and nature is breath taking. a wonderful place for the entire family.  more »
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  • Great Dayton History! You get to see where everything was created in the Dayton area from standard register, the single school house, Wright Brothers flyer, to the secret decoder during WWI that was being produced and assembled in Secret because no one new what each person made and made by women. They even have a Merry Go Round for all ages to ride. Plan on staying for hours to see everything. They also have memberships because you might go several times to see everything. They also offer tours to the wright brother house 🏡 not far away but there is a limit to how many people can go. They have 2 tours a day at certain times. You need reservations for the wright brother house tour. During Christmas 🎄 last year it was wonderful with the caroling throughtout the park, including Santa Claus 🎅 and his workshop.
  • Our family enjoys visiting Carillon, especially the Transportation Building and the hidden playground. Carillon hosts lots of fun events, like the rail fest and the holiday lights. The Brewing Co. has good food and a nice atmosphere.
  • A 'must visit' while in Dayton. The history of the area is told through Carillon park and is worth every penny! Plus the animatronics show is AWESOME!
  • Beautiful,educational and fun. Inside merry go round and the Wright family. At Christmas, the park is decorated in festive lights with carolers and actors portraying people of the earth 19th century.
  • This place is beautiful. It's like stepping back into time. They are really committed to their performance. If you are looking for something fun to do please check this out.