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Wright Brothers National Memorial

Mile post 7.5 on U.S. Highway 158, Kill Devil Hills, NC
+1 252-441-7430
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Park where visitors can see a replica of the Wright Brothers' plane and receive an entertaining history of flight.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Mile post 7.5 on U.S. Highway 158, Kill Devil Hills, NC
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Though the main building is under construction it was still awesome for the girls to climb up to the monument and look down upon the flight plan. Lots of walking, if you don't want the longer walk up the runway just drive to the backside...More

Thank 844tamarad
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Since the visitor center is closed for remodeling, there wasn't much to see,basically the markers for the 4 flights that occurred the day. I think they should have waved the fees. There was one ranger for a large crowd explaining the flights.Hard to hear her...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

First caution, lots of walking and hill climbing. That being said, it was an eye opening educational experience. Our ranger, Amy, was very informed, funny and entertaining. She was on lend from Dayton OH, training new rangers and very much enjoyed her job. The volunteer...More

Thank ccate1996
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Takes some effort to get to the top - but well worth it for the view. The information on the first flight was nice as well.

Thank Eric D
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Not 5 star this time because visitor center is under renovation. Simple but fascinating memorial. Fun to see real airstrip and planes. Some walking involved, tho you could drive to the statues.

Thank M T
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Though the visitor center is closed for renovation right now, I still highly recommend walking the grounds, especially for anyone with an interest in history. I also highly recommend the book on the Wright Brothers by David McCullough. It’s a wonderful read.

Thank Tdickson11
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

One of the better National Parks. The museum explains the ingenuity and resourcefulness of the Wright Brothers. The full scale workshop and flight layout provides a grasp of immensity of the event. The memorial capstones the visit. The full scale sculpture of moment in flight...More

Thank Strowd1
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at the Wright Brothers memorial and spent about 2 hours just walking around. The museum is being remodeled to update the exhibits but I enjoyed learning more about the Wright brothers. The replica of the airplane and the markers showing the distances they...More

Thank VAPeggy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is quite a drive up from Virginia Beach, but we thoroughly enjoyed the 2 hours at Kitty Hawk. The park ranger didn't give the full talk because we were the only two who showed up and it was cold and windy, but she was...More

Thank Bob C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were disappointed on arrival to find out the visitor's center was under construction and visitor's were limited to the outside exhibits. Still interesting but it could have been better.

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Johnny H
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Response from molarman26 | Reviewed this property |
Yes from the back by bike
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PinesCityG
19 April 2017|
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Response from Clare G | Reviewed this property |
$7 per person or free for a car load with a Senior Pass for National Parks.
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Sarah T
24 February 2017|
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Response from stephen p | Reviewed this property |
Make sure they stay on the walkways as much as possible. There were little cactus all over when we were there
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