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Wright Brothers National Memorial

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

Great to see one of the iconic places of the story of flight, and the determination of the Wright brothers. A small visitor centre telling the story, with guided tours available. A nice walk up to the top of the memorial with good views.

Thank RPT-35
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited here during our Thanksgiving weekend and I had been told two years before that the visitor's center was having a complete renovation and would reopen December 2017. A friend of mine visited that area then and said that the visitor's center still wasn't...More

Thank travelkitty50
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there on the last day of our week trip. It was cool to learn about the history of the Wright Brothers. My son loved the airplane model they had outside. This is a great family attraction. Also, the park ranger was so awesome!

Thank NancyDunn1965
Reviewed 1 week ago

An educational experience that is fun for the whole family. Interesting and historical. Worth the effort and entry fee. Bring the kids of all ages.

Thank Gusthesaint
Reviewed 1 week ago

To really understand how the Wright Brothers were able to fly a powered and controlled airplane for the first time, a lot of information and history is needed. This memorial distills it down to the facts that are really important and provides enough technical detail...More

Thank Itinerant_Foodies
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the museum and the grounds, but the highlight of our visit was definitely the Ranger Talk. It was so informative and interesting. We loved learning more about this piece of our history as a country.

Thank Pam H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great narration by the PRk Ranger, wonderful displays and very historic. A must visit for visitors to the Outer Banks.

Thank still443
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Newly renovated museum has great interactive exhbitis for all ages. There is a separate activity center for junior rangers/kids on the other side of the parking lot. The $10 cost per person above 15yrs pass if for 7 days. The air field has some great...More

Thank Zephyr_Travel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great talk from the Park Ranger. Loved Kitty Hawk - would have liked to see the renovated museum but maybe on our next trip

Thank ezflyer1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband is a bit of an aviation nerd (former USAF mechanic) so this was the perfect place to spend the afternoon learning about the Wright Brothers. Be prepared to do some walking!!! To get to the actual monument is an uphill walk.....not terrible, but...More

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7 October 2018|
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Response from Robin Y | Reviewed this property |
The Visitor Center wasn't open due to construction.
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4 October 2018|
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Response from john461212 | Reviewed this property |
Its free
20 August 2018|
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Response from Denise K | Reviewed this property |
the talk is about 30 minutes. Then you can take as much or as little time you want. You can do all in about 2 hours or less depending on how much you want to walk.