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Address: 1740 W Fayette Ave, Washington Park - 1740 W. Fayette Avenue, Springfield, IL 62704-2356
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Love those bells!

The Rees Memorial Carillon is one of Springfield's treasures! It serenades us as we walk in the park and they often have special events that are well attended!

Reviewed 1 April 2017
Springfield, Illinois
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Springfield, Illinois
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 April 2017

The Rees Memorial Carillon is one of Springfield's treasures! It serenades us as we walk in the park and they often have special events that are well attended!

Thank meds810
Barb W, The Carillon Belles at Rees Memorial Carillon, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. The International Carillon Festival will be June 4-9 (except Wednesday) from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Festival Fireworks on Friday at 9:15 pm. More 

Ankeny, Iowa
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420 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

I walked around in Washington Park. I love the sound of the carillon. This reminds me of the carillon at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. When I went to the park, I drove by a golf course and I kept driving by the entrance to the park. I thought the park was part of the golf course. When I... More 

Thank david_hance_iowa
Tilton, Illinois
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

The Rees Memorial Carillon in the heart of Washington Park is a pleasant sort of surprise. The bells ring beautiful music for many special occasions, but also on a daily basis. Tours are provided too.

2 Thank Angie S
Osprey, Florida
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Live right across the street from this gem! Not many in the world and this one is the best! Very interesting for the musically inclined. Tours also!

1 Thank Kriscenda M K
Springfield, Illinois
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

grab your picnic basket or stop by a local Subway for sandwiches and throw your blanket on the ground for a relaxing evening of music and wonderful summer time sky.

2 Thank Cindy F
Springfield, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Beauty for the eyes and ears! The Park District hosts various events throughout the year. If you are able, do the tour! Park is very pet-friendly.

3 Thank DavidnKristi
Springfield, Illinois
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I love the sound of the Carillon. It's great to sit on a park bench and listen to it. And if you get a chance to take the tour, please do! It's quite unusual, and they might even let you pound one of the notes!

3 Thank Susie62704
Decatur, Illinois
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016

We heard the carillon and went on the tour. It was expensive and cramped, but fun seeing the huge bells and looking out on Springfield and the Capitol.

3 Thank janrteach20
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

The festival is a nice way to spend an evening and it's interesting to hear this played for the public. I enjoyed my visit and I'd go back again.

2 Thank Steve G
Springfield, Illinois
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

If you are lucky enough to hear the carillon, you are lucky enough! The carillon festival is a great opportunity to hear the sounds of different people from all over the world who are experts in playing! A great family event. Sometimes at lunch we can catch a beautiful song and what a treat! Washington Park is the most beautiful... More 

2 Thank emptynesters82

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