An outdoor history museum celebrating the history of the area with over 20 exhibit buildings on a 65-acre site. The ... More
Carillon Historical Park
An outdoor history museum celebrating the history of the area with over 20 exhibit buildings on a 65-acre site. The centerpiece of the exhibits is the 1905 Wright Flyer III housed in Wright Hall. Other outstanding exhibits include the 1796 Newcom Tavern, the oldest standing building in Dayton, the William Morris House, antique automobiles, bicycles, and a train manufactured in the Miami Valley.
I cant understand why historians left something for the world to see and modern day folks have to shell out outrageous price to see it. Why not cut some salaries of people that are not even there and lower the gate price.
This is very neat and not at all what I expected. It is basically a park with about 20 buildings, each building is like stepping into a mini-museum (most are air conditioned thank goodness). Each building has a theme or era on display. I enjoyed the building focusing on the Wright-Brother's and not just their experimentation with flight, though it was neat to see one of their original fliers. I also liked the building on transportation where you can climb aboard a train from the 40's (I think that was the time period). The building featuring bicycles from beginning to today was very neat too. Great place and took us about 2-3 hours to get through.
I love Carillon Park. It Is such a neat and pretty place! It has such history. I have been there twice. Once In the spring of 1988 with my 3rd grade class, when I was In the 3rd grade, on a field trip with my school, and once here In the last couple of years with my boyfriend. That's the only times I've come to visit the actual full park and paid. Plus me and my boyfriend come alot and have picnics In the grassy area where the gazebo,picnic tables, and bell tower are, and don't even go In to the park, so we don't have to pay anything. It has such neat Dayton history, such as the replicas of the old one-room schoolhouse, the Wright Brothers bike shop, and more. Also there's the newer stuff such as the transportation building,where they have replicas of actual buses,trains, etc. used In Dayton In the first half of the century. You can even walk through these replicas. Also they now have a little restaurant Inside the park, which I've eaten at. It's like a 50's diner(sort of).I also heard they have extra events occassionally, such as the German picnic or the summer thing where kids can dress up like the 1800's and take part In a school day at the one-room schoolhouse, being done just as it would have been In the 1800's when one-room schoolhouses existed as running schools. (I haven't took part In these). It Is cool!
A development featuring permanent interactive exhibits and entertainment centers. A fountain shoots five streams of water 200 feet in the
air. Music and laser/light shows are scheduled through October.
Drury Inn & Suites Dayton North is located approximately three miles from Dayton International Airport and eight miles of the
Carillon Historical Park and downtown Dayton. This location is also five miles from Fifth Third Field and Carriage Hill ...