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Columbus Short North Walking Tour
"The Short North’s name originated as a nickname for an area in decline an area that had fallen just short of the central business area’s north end both physically and economically.The Short North is now known for its art galleries specialty shops pubs nightclubs coffee houses
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Columbus Short North Walking Tour
"The Short North’s name originated as a nickname for an area in decline an area that had fallen just short of the central business area’s north end both physically and economically.The Short North is now known for its art galleries specialty shops pubs nightclubs coffee houses
From $175.00
 
Columbus Short North Walking Tour
"The Short North’s name originated as a nickname for an area in decline an area that had fallen just short of the central business area’s north end both physically and economically.The Short North is now known for its art galleries specialty shops pubs nightclubs coffee houses
From $175.00

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This is has been in Dayton since my mom was a girl .. but they keep adding on to it and having more to see. It's not a huge park but has a lot of history ... things like stage coachs and printing press. Also has covered bridge which I'm a fan of. .. and a couple years ago they added a restaurant with various beers.

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chattygirl7491
Aug 28, 2016

Carillon

The Carillon is a bell tower in a nice little park just south of downtown, which also includes a history museum with Wright Brother artifacts. The 151 foot Carrillon was built in 1942, and was named after Colonel Deeds a famous Dayton industrialist and inventor,

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Jim_Eliason
Jul 04, 2016

A place for history buffs!

My entry to Carillon Historical Park came with my admittance price to Hawthorn Hill. Started by Edward Deeds back in the 1940's, Carillon Historical Park is nestled in the Dayton city limits and offers a plethora of important historical facts and structures that contain some of Dayton's richest history. The Wright Brothers Aviation Center on the property houses the original 1905 Wright Flyer, which for history buffs and fans of the Wright Brothers is a must see! One of my favorite exhibits found here was the 1913 Flood Exhibit Building which tells about the destructive flood that enveloped Dayton back in 1913. It's a poignant exhibit that exhibits how humanity can overcome times of great struggle and strife. A good 2 hours is recommended to touch on most of the exhibits. My visit to Carillon Historical Park was most enjoyable! Make sure if you wish to visit Hawthorn Hill also, that you make a reservation over the phone! There was a little cafe here that you can grub at, but I didn't eat here during my visit.

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HispanicYob
Jun 29, 2016

More than just the bells

This cute park has a far amount to check out .. first there are my fav part a covered bridge which is good for photography but could be missed. Its up the hill on the far end going away from Dayton. There is also the Carillon bells which is a tall concrete towers with bells that go still ring. There are buildings .. a simulated town that has things from history. Usually the doors are locked to these buildings but once we visited and didn't realize it had been rented out for a companies private party .. the building were all open and had staff in there giving historical info and answering questions. I also gather if you pay a yearly fee to be a member of the park you have assess to the buildings.

Just recently they built a new building and have restaurant and beers. ... I gather it's some brewery thing but I hear they don't have a huge selection .. haven't checked it out yet though.

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Jan 11, 2016
 
 
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Carillon Historical Park

Here, one can learn all about Dayton's past. All in all, 25 historic buildings have been painstakingly rebuilt here to create this "town". Standing nearby is Deed Carillon, whose 57 bells are used to perform concerts in the summer. Built in 1942, it's one of Dayton's best-known landmarks.

Among the buildings here are the Wright Cycle Shop, with a lot of memorabilia including an early Wright flyer. This was the first practical airplane, which could be steered by a technique called "wing warping".

Also, be sure to visit the Newcom Tavern, Dayton's oldest surviving building. There is also an exhibit of early trains and trolley cars, a power plant, an auto dealer, a gas station, a mill, and a lot more.

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Apr 04, 2011

Carillon Historical Park

The Carillon Historical Park is dedicated to the history of the founding of Dayton and it's considerable history in transportation innovation.

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Feb 08, 2013

Carillon Park - Wright Flyer

Within the park is one of the original Wright flyer aircrafts, Dayton's most famous invention. This is the third of the Wright's working aircraft.

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