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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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Excellent monument to a monumental moment in history

If you are in the area, take time to see the Wright Brothers exhibit and memorial. The main exhibit is under reconstruction and we didn't get to see it, thus the 4 stars. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are in the area, take time to see the Wright Brothers exhibit and memorial. The main exhibit is under reconstruction and we didn't get to see it, thus the 4 stars. The outdoor areas are informative and nicely done.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice Memorial. We enjoyed our visit. The visitors center was under renovations when we were there. The treck up to the monument is very steep. I had broken my ankle and was on a scooter, I needed much assistance from my husband to make it up and down. There are other things to see there but it still would have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited the memorial with my 13 year old daughter. We really enjoyed it. The only down side right now is they the museum building is closed for renovations. I don't know when it reopens. I have been there before and it was great, a lot of historical information about the Wright brothers and their quest of flight. The Park... More 

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Nags Head, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great facility and a fun hike to the monument on sunny days. Check the forecast as it can get windy up there. Stick to the paths when climbing the hill (cactus).

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Wichita, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our son did a report on the Wright Brothers a few years ago and really likes aviation, so we wanted to come visit where the first flight took place. It happened right here on these grounds. You can see how far each flight went, where they camped and worked on their gliders and a large memorial on top of the... More 

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Madbury, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Interesting Historic site. Lots of wind as you would expect, since they needed that for flight. Kids enjoyed seeing the exhibits, and the view from the top of the hill

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our visit to the Wright Brothers memorial. They are currently undergoing some renovations to the visitor center (they have a temporary visitor center which we did not enter) and I expect it will be especially nice when those are complete. The memorial does a really nice job of honoring and providing information on the accomplishments of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a great area to walk around. The visitor center is under renovation. We walked up to the monument and then went to the marker stones that show where the plane landed during the different test flights.

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Brevard, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The memorial is interesting. However, if it is cold and windy, as it was the day we went, it's really difficult to do much there, especially since the visitor is currently closed.

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Carterville, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is closed right now for renovation, but this is still a good stop. Perhaps they should charge a little less until everything opens up again. If the weather is bad, plan to do this on another day. We had an excellent presentation by the ranger.

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