Carillon Historical Park

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1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton, OH 45409 1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton Directions
+19372932841
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Report | 2 years ago
the upgrades are great! keep up the good work.
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Report | 2 years ago
Great place to take the kids to learn history.
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Report | 3 years ago
It was absolutely amazing. For the first time since I've lived here, I truly fell in love with Dayton. The entire experience was a challenge to be great.
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Report | 3 years ago
It was great. I will take out of towners in the future. Also interested in Tavern Dinners.
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Report | 3 years ago
When subbing at a local elementary school earlier this week, there were 2 related topics: Then / Now schools (Carillon has a one room school house) How Children Around the World Get to School (Carillon has a new transportation center which includes a trolley and that was one way kids got to school in the book we read!)
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Report | 3 years ago
Carillon park is a real Dayton gem. I always enjoy visiting.
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Hadn't been there for years. Was so glad we went. It was great.

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On October 5, 1905, years of invention and failure culminated into history as Wilbur Wright took to the sky in a craft that soared through the air for 24 miles. More than a century later, just a few miles from the field over which it first flew, the 1905 Wright Flyer III—now designated a National Historic Landmark—spreads its wings at Carillon Historical Park, inspiring visitors with its tale of innovation, persistence, and progress, and the aptly named "Wilbur Wright: A Life of Consequence" exhibit. Nearby, the park's Heritage Center features the year-round Carousel of Dayton Innovation, which contains 31 figures, a 38-foot hand-painted mural illustrating the turn of events in the Wright Brothers flying exhibits, and rides for $1.

As impressive as they are, the airplane and carousel are only a few of Carillon Historical Park’s myriad attractions. Named for the 151-foot-tall Deeds Carillon, whose 57 bells have been pealing since 1942, the campus spreads across 65 acres. Just south of downtown, 30 historical buildings, including the 28,000 sq.ft. Heritage Center of Dayton Manufacturing and Entrepreneurship, draw visitors into Dayton’s past and share in the park's devotion to history, heritage, and progress. Early settlement structures such as the Newcom Tavern—the oldest building still standing in Dayton—sit alongside other original buildings such as an 1815-era stone cottage. The park also includes replica buildings, such as the Deeds Barn and the Wright Cycle Shop, which recreate the birthplaces of the automobile self-starter and the airplane.

The park’s transportation theme continues with an 1835 B&O steam locomotive and an interactive 1/8 scale railroad available to ride on select days for an extra fee and whose train cars carry passengers more effectively than 1/8 scale feet would. Nearby, the first Chevy S-10 truck minted by GM’s Moraine Plant in 1988 mingles with a fleet of vintage and classic autos. After admiring their hulls, visitors can swing by Culp’s Café—named and modeled after the eatery where widow and mother of six Charlotte Gilbert Culp served pies in the '30s and '40s—and order burgers or soda-fountain creations off a '40s-style menu. Before leaving, guests can peruse Wright brothers paraphernalia and items from the park’s 1930s letterpress printing shop at the museum store or sign up for educational programming that teaches lost arts such as candle dipping and butter churning.

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