$9 million addition set to open at Carillon Historical Park this summer

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A new $9 million building is set to open this summer at Carillon Historical Park and officials say that this will open the door for even more future additions.

Our friends at the Dayton Business Journal report that the 65-acre park has been in “constant building and fundraising mode” since 2003 and completed $25 million in improvements over the last 16 years.

The latest addition will be the new Heritage Center of Leadership, when it opens in August. The 32,000 sq. ft. facility will cost around $9 million and will connect Carillon Brewing Co. with the Heritage Center of Manufacturing and Entrepreneurship.

The building will include classrooms, conference rooms, a Welcome to Dayton exhibition, and a relocated Culp’s Café.

After the Heritage Center of Leadership opens, additional phases of work from the masterplan will go out to bid, which could include an outdoor stage; a Dayton sports and leisure history center; a large-scale train station; a mill complex; a Wright Flyer simulator; a Miami and Erie Canal lock and experience center; 200 additional parking spaces; and upgrades to the recently-acquired Neil’s Heritage House, a former restaurant across the street.

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