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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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A Very Pleasant Evening at the Carillon Festival

While visiting friends in Springfield, we were invited to go with them to the Carillon Festival at... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
Freba
,
American Fork, Utah
Are we invisible?

Visited the carillon at the end of a busy festival day for a tour. Arrived well before closing and... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
retired-luvnit
,
metro Atlanta
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1740 W Fayette Ave, Washington Park - 1740 W. Fayette Avenue, Springfield, IL 62704-2356
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

While visiting friends in Springfield, we were invited to go with them to the Carillon Festival at the Rees Memorial Carillon in Washington Park. We had the most pleasant evening listening to wonderful carillon compositions that were performed by internationally-known carillonneurs for the Thomas Rees...More

Thank Freba
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Visited the carillon at the end of a busy festival day for a tour. Arrived well before closing and went inside to purchase tickets. No one was there. We wait some 10 minutes before someone showed up bringing in boxes, etc. from the festival. The...More

Thank retired-luvnit
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

I like big bells and I cannot lie! I have always wanted to tour a carrilon this size but my knees don't do well with multiple stories of stairs. No problem here, they have an elevator! As an added bonus the views are spectacular and...More

Thank jipsy7497
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Amazing exhibit at a beautiful park. We plan to return on days when tours are offered. Something I had never see/heard before.

Thank Rachel D
Reviewed 19 June 2017

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!

Thank O2433OHrebeccas
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

Thank david_hance_iowa
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
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