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Rees Memorial Carillon

1740 W Fayette Ave, Washington Park - 1740 W. Fayette Avenue, Springfield, IL 62704-2356
+1 217-546-3853
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Pretty Surrounding at Night or Day

The bells are beautiful, and I would suggest buying the book that tells information about it, plus... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
O2433OHrebeccas
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Pittsfield, Illinois
Love those bells!

The Rees Memorial Carillon is one of Springfield's treasures! It serenades us as we walk in the... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2017
meds810
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Springfield, Illinois
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1740 W Fayette Ave, Washington Park - 1740 W. Fayette Avenue, Springfield, IL 62704-2356
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The bells are beautiful, and I would suggest buying the book that tells information about it, plus earlier we had bought the record, too! Neat trip to the top!

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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 reviewResponded 3 April 2017

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.

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...More

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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
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
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
Reviewed 16 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
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
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
Reviewed 20 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
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