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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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“ranger talk” (151 reviews)
“park ranger” (167 reviews)
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Mile post 7.5 on U.S. Highway 158, Kill Devil Hills, NC
+1 252-441-7430
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really well thought out exhibit. The museum was closed for remodeling but there was no shortage of sites for a tourist. We especially enjoyed the statues of the first flight. Hill and steps were tough on this 79 years old man but not dangerous.

Thank Jerry J
Reviewed yesterday

Who hasn't been on an airplane and wondered how that huge piece of metal stays in the air? Well here's where it all started. Pretty amazing how these two brothers determination changed our world. Not a huge exhibit but covered alot and was really interesting....More

Thank Catherine M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were disappointed that the Visitor's Center was being renovated. They did inform us of this at the gate, but it was still a little sad since that is where the replica plane is housed. You can visit the replica hangar and living quarters, as...More

Thank Cindy A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you are into more educational stuff this is a great place to visit. At this time the main visitor center is closed due to renovations but it was still worth the money to get in. Also kids under 16 are free.

Thank rdmoody27
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fun and informative. Lots of walking and it was a hot day. It was still a fun and educational experience. When we arrived we were treated to kite flying. Our kids enjoyed learning about the history. The price was super affordable because we were traveling...More

Thank Angela C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Steeped in history it is a museum and monument to the Wright Brothers and the determination to fly. Very inspiring even though the main museum is undergoing renovation and was closed. It's a National Park and the rangers provide many interesting talks. A fee is...More

Thank Dale R
Reviewed 4 days ago

When you think of what they did, when they did it and the years of work that they put it trying to get to that point, it is just amazing. I'm glad that they had the for-cite to make it a national monument.

Thank 50States36Countries
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The site is just a bunch of monuments in a big field. However, we did get to sit in on a presentation by one if the Park Rangers that we really enjoyed, she covered everything that the Wright Brothers did.

Thank Wineno
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed listening to a ranger led talk about The Wright Brothers and walking the trail of the first flight. The Visitor's Center is closed due to a remodel and the temporary one is disappointing.

Thank Caylalynes
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had visited this spot before and had enjoyed the museum. We visited the week of June 15, bought our tickets only to discover the museum was under renovation. Basically, you could walk the grounds and see the monument. Furthermore, there was a long wait...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How much is it to get in?
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.
Sarah T
Are pets allowed in the outdoor parts of Wright Brothers National Memorial?
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
Mary I
Is this where life- size figures of the Wright Bros. and airplane are ?
1 August 2016|
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Response from Christina H | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is however recently oct 20, 2016 they will be closing the main building for 2 years to do a major renovation so the replica is at Raleigh nc temporarily until the major renovation is done. In the mean time they are... More