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“A unique experience! Nice evening event!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rees Memorial Carillon

Rees Memorial Carillon
Big Bear City, California
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A unique experience! Nice evening event!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

Heard about the Carillon and wasn't sure what it was...well it is a bell tower that chimes music! It is played by a person kinda like an Organ keyboard and foot pedals. We were able to go to the top and see the whole instrument, as well as listen in the tower. After a little while, we went outside and listened from the park area. A unique experience! If you don't take the interior tour,(but I would) it is a free thing to do this summer!

Visited June 2014
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Springfield, Illinois
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159 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“One of six communities in the USAwith a full-time carilloner!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2014

Our wonderful Carillon is unusual in that there are many performances each week, tours of the interior of the instrument, and a full-time person available to teach anyone how to play this huge vertical percussion instrument. We live only a few blocks away and get to hear the VERY frequent concerts. The Carillon Society makes sure that the instrument stays in great shape. Don't miss it!

Visited January 2014
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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62 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful Bells”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2013

When in Washington be sure to see the carillon. Cool tower, sometimes they let you go up and see the bells. Some of the bells are huge. It's really neat to hear them play. Sometimes they have event and play a lot of songs.

Visited November 2012
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Springfield, Illinois
1 review
“Fantastic Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

To hear the bells and view the surroundings is a blessing. It is well worth your time to take a trip up into the tower and see the bells close up and view the park !!!

Visited September 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Interesting and a beautiful setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2013

I was there for a special event, the Art Spectacular Art Fair in mid September ( I am an artist and was exhibiting). I knew the Carillon was going to be playing more or less all weekend, and expected to be heartily sick of hearing it by the end. Instead, I enjoyed every bit of it. I even met the Carilloneur at the artist dinner. There is a Carillon at my own local Chicago Botanic Garden, so it was interesting to hear his explanation of what makes the various instruments different. You can take an elevator and tour it.

Visited September 2013
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