Old fashioned fun is chugging along - the miniature train rides at Carillon Historical Park begin April 6.

All Aboard! Catch a ride on a miniature train at Carillon Park this weekend

Choo choo! 

The famous mini train at Carillon Historical Park is leaving the station.

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You can catch a ride on one this weekend 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13.


The Carillon Park & Steam Society operates the 1/8th scale train on select weekend days April through October. The rides cost $1 per person (plus museum admission) and support the Carillon Park Rail & Steam Society. 

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Visitors ride a Carillon Park Rail and Steam Society miniature train. DAYTON DAILY NEWS ARCHIVE
Photo: Jan Underwood

Children and adults can take the 8-minute ride along a picturesque route through sycamore and cottonwood trees and underneath the new 100-foot-tall Brethen Tower. 

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Photo: Chris Stewart/Chris Stewart


September 15 — 11:00 am – 4:00 pm (Concours d’Elegance) 

October 5 — 9:30 am – 5:00 pm (Mini Maker Faire) 

October 19 — 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm 

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An afternoon at Carillon Historical Park in Dayton offers plenty to do and see for guests of all ages. We spent an afternoon at Carillon capturing fun from miniature train rides, gazing from atop the new Brethen Tower and more. DAVID MOODIE/CONTRIBUTED


WHAT: Carillon Park Rail & Steam Society miniature train rides 

WHERE: Carillon Historical Park, 1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton 

WHEN: Train rides are held Saturdays (and some Sundays) April through October. Park hours are Monday–Saturday: 9:30am–5:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm–5:00pm 

ADMISSION: Train rides are $1 per person. Admission to the park is $10 per adult (ages 18–59), $9 per senior, $7 per child (3–17), Children under 3 and Dayton History members are free 

MORE INFO: For more information about the Carillon Park Rail & Steam Society, visit cprss.org or contact the Education Scheduling Desk at (937) 293-2841 Ext. 127 and education1@daytonhistory.org.