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Carillon Historical Park, Dayton

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#1 of 7 in Historic Sites in Dayton
Must see · Historic Site · Tourist Spot
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.
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  • This park is a treasure trove of history about it’s mother city, Dayton. The park runs tours of Hawthorn Hill, the “mansion” owned by Orville Wright. Both brothers Intended to live in the house...  more »
  • We spent a couple hours here exploring both the inside and outdoor exhibits. Until that day, I never realized how much manufacturing and industry was started here in Dayton. From NCR (cash...  more »
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  • This museum is our favorite in the area! Planes, trains, and automobiles with the perfect amount of walking for the kiddos. There's a train to ride on outside a few scheduled days a year, but there's always a carousel in the main building. There could be more interactive activities, but I think they're working on a couple new attractions in the next few years. They're building a new wing with a new cafe based on a historic lunch counter from the Dayton arcade. A wonderful education in the rich entrepreneurship that made Dayton, Ohio what it is.
  • This is a great historical landmark for Dayton Ohio! I was able to record a video in front of this for my video channel and then I took my son here a few weeks later! There's so many great elements to this park we hope to go back really soon!!

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