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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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Museum will be better when the 18 month reconstruction is completed.

Most of the visit was outdoors. They do have a small temporary visitor center but when I say small it is small. One place that all Americans should see. They have a recently... read more

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East Greenbush, New York
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Most of the visit was outdoors. They do have a small temporary visitor center but when I say small it is small. One place that all Americans should see. They have a recently erected metal sculpture of the Wright Flyer that is at the base of the monument that is a great picture taking location. Reconstruction should take 18 months.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

After reading about the park in all the local advertisement magazines, and checking the Wright Brothers site on the internet, there was no indication that the museum was closed for renovation. A visitor must pay admission from your car,upon entering the park, so when we entered and paid, the lady at the gate failed to tell us that the museum... More 

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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

On a beautiful 80 degree day, sun out and clear sky we went to the Wright Bros. Memorial. The main building was closed for renovation so we did not get to see the replicas of the flight machines. We did hike up the hill to the memorial and got some awesome pi tires. When you look down the hill, it... More 

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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Nice place. full of greenery and story behind attempts of the first flight. Good to be engaged with family

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Make sure you get into one of the park ranger guides. It's about a 20 minute presentation and is worth it! I would highly suggest it to everyone to stop and see this piece of history which changed how we live our lives.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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The museum holds a replica of the 1st flight aircraft as well as a multitude of other items, pictures of famous aviators, aircraft & a gift shop. Outside are the two buildings where the brothers lived & worked. The field next to the buildings is marked with plaques showing the distance traveled in the 1st few flights, At the south... More 

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Bay Area California
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We are mostly familiar with the Wright Brothers story of being the first to make a heavier-than-air powered flight. But we are mostly Unfamiliar with the fact that they spent 4 years of glider and wind tunnel research reaching the point when they would succeed. We learn of their family support (mostly mother's) and the roles of others along the... More 

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Thank Bolond
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Oohhh we enjoyed this tour. Even though the visitor center was closed - we still enjoyed ourself. You must walk up kill devil hill- after you catch your breath- -view the memorial - take pictures - walk back down to the bungalows Most of all touch the stone and enjoy sten the tour guide tell the Wright brothers history. Remarkable... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you like history-or even if you don't- this place is interesting. There's alot of walking involved so wear comfortable shoes.The memorial sits at the top of a hill, which you walk to get to. Once at the top you gain a new appreciation for the brothers who pushed an airplane up it many times. Another monument below the hill... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This monument was worth taking a look. It costs $7 to enter. The monument is on a large hill that is a steep walk. You can park right next to the hill to save some walking. Behind the monument is an outdoor, life-sized sculpture that recreates the photo of the first flight. Inside features were closed on our visit because... More 

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