Tuesday, April 10, 2018
For years I had told myself I was going to stop by Carillon Park, but, for reason or another I never did. I finally decided to do so and was not disappointed. The museum/park does a wonderful of showcasing a time when Dayton was at the forefront of innovation and a very prosperous, industrial city. The staff was friendly and courteous and was especially excited to share about the bald eagle nest that is now in the park. If you have an interest in history, it is very easy to spend a day here wandering about; however, it may not be the ideal place for younger children. Aside from a carousel in the museum, a very simple, generic model railroad display, and a train ride (which is cool even for adults) there is not a great deal to capture their attention. Overall though, it was a terrific experience. If you plan on making multiple visits over the course of a year, it may be worth getting a membership as it will pay for itself within two visits.