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Wright Brothers National Memorial

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Address: Mile post 7.5 on U.S. Highway 158, Kill Devil Hills, NC
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Park where visitors can see a replica of the Wright Brothers' plane and...

Park where visitors can see a replica of the Wright Brothers' plane and receive an entertaining history of flight.

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Flight History is Cool

My wife and I stopped by for a brief visit to the memorial while vacationing in the area. We walked up to the memorial. The hike is steeper than it looks; next time, I will... read more

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW

My wife and I stopped by for a brief visit to the memorial while vacationing in the area. We walked up to the memorial. The hike is steeper than it looks; next time, I will wear better shoes, not flip-flops. The view is awesome from the top. The idea that the Wright Brothers launched an airplane from here is truly... More 

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Thank Dave J
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This place is awesome. It's nothing like i would have ever thought it would ever be. I think everyone that goes through there should check it out. It's nothing like you read in a book. So many great places to visit.

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Thank Mary C
Saint Paris, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very interesting historical view of their first flight. See right where they flew on that fisrt day. So cool.

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Apex, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Was reading the "Wright Brother" book, so I made it a point to come visit this memorial. So glad I did. Really puts thing into perspective. The little museum is Under construction but still lots to see.

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Thank mochalatee
Mooresville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of great history! The hike to the monument is easy. Stick around for the ranger talk, very informative. Great place to take pictures. Can be a little windy.

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Kunming, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

WE did not get to spend as much time as I would have liked here, but the talk I heard from the ranger was great. It was really good to see the hill they flew from and the monument and to see how far they actually flew on the first few flights. The visitors center was closed for renovations and... More 

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Outer Banks, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Of course this is a totally fun place to visit! Their museum is top notch but not huge. The grounds are really beautiful. One can walk up the hill to the memorial shown in the photo here. My fav place there is the little circle off to one side that has life-size replicas in bronze of the first plane, the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was very cool to see this historical site in person that you have learned about in the history books. Currently the normal visitors center is under renovation but we were able to see everything else on the site. You can walk around the entire site or drive between each section.

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Thank Angela M
Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Learned a lot about Wright Brothers, why they picked Kitty Hawk for their experiment. Very inspirational!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There really isn't much to see here, but it is very interesting to know that this is where the first flight took place. Lots of walking! Glad I went.

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