All Aboard! Miniature train rides at Carillon Park start again

The famous mini train at Carillon Historical Park has resumed running on select weekends this year.

The park was temporarily closed due to the coronavirus pandemic but reopened June 15.

Social distancing will be enforced and the train cars will be cleaned between rides.

The Carillon Park & Steam Society operates the 1/8th scale train each year. The rides cost $1 per person (plus museum admission) and support the Carillon Park Rail & Steam Society.

Credit: Jan Underwood

Credit: Jan Underwood

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

Credit: Chris Stewart

Credit: Chris Stewart


July 25 — 1-4 p.m.

Aug. 8 — 1-4 p.m.

Aug. 22 — 1-4 p.m.

Sept. 5 — 1-4 p.m.

Sept. 20 — 1-4 p.m.

Oct. 3 — 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Make It Dayton Festival)

Oct. 24 — 1-4 p.m.

Due to possible schedule changes, please check the train schedule on the park’s website before you go.

>> History of Carillon’s Rail Festival




WHAT: Carillon Park Rail & Steam Society miniature train rides

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

WHEN: Train rides are held on select weekends through October from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. A schedule can be found here.

Park hours are Monday–Saturday: 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Sunday: noon –5 p.m.

ADMISSION: Train rides are $1 per person per ride. Admission to the park is $12 per adult (ages 18–59), $10 per senior, $8 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 or contact the Education Scheduling Desk at (937) 293-2841 Ext. 127 and

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