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The Monument to a Century of Flight

Aycock Brown Welcome Center, Kitty Hawk, NC
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A little piece of history for all

We travelled a long distance to see this memorial and the kids and I loved it. The staff were... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2018
Loulou S
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Centennial of flight memorial remembers many important dates in aviation history!

The Monument to a Century of Flight was dedicated in 2003, the 100th anniversary of powered flight... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2018
D2958ZXgarym
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Aycock Brown Welcome Center, Kitty Hawk, NC
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

We travelled a long distance to see this memorial and the kids and I loved it. The staff were really friendly and knowledgeable. It is with the stop.

Thank Loulou S
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

The Monument to a Century of Flight was dedicated in 2003, the 100th anniversary of powered flight. The monument consists of fourteen wing-shaped steel pylons, ascending in height from 10 to 20 feet, and circling a six-foot bronze dome depicting the continents of Earth. The...More

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

While the park was closed we were able to park in a lot at the rear of the park and walk in. 15-20 mph winds were blowing and the temperature was mid 40’s but we were dressed for it and it made for a spirited...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

This was well worth the visit in spite of the visitor center being closed. The temporary center has little to offer, but there's still plenty to see.

Thank Bruce J
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

This is an excellent rest area (most eastern North Carolina rest areas are exceptional) with a little history to go along with it. You will not be disappointed to take the extra little walk back to this monument and get a little teaser for the...More

1  Thank 501suzyl
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

This was disappointing to go to this. The lady at the gate had charged us to go visit the site and are friend that was driving with us her sister and brother in law had drove around they told us that there was nothing open....More

1  Thank Robert B
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Simple yet impressive. It's a hole in the wall type monument so you really have to look for it. It feels like you're driving into a rest area but it's there. Very nice.

Thank valliam13
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Great little spot to hit right before you go to the Wright Brothers National Memorial. This is a legacy to the history and the beauty and mystery of flight, this public Monument recognizes significant accomplishments and milestones in aviation history and honors the soaring spirit...More

Thank Jon G
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

Fantastic outdoor exhibit about flight from the beginning to the current. You walk around and read the plaques and see the progression of flight. You also realize how far we have come in a 100 years! Amazing.

Thank LindyLoo57
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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

This is a must see if you are near Kitty Hawk. It is so cool! Very educational and fun for all ages. There is quite a bit of walking some a very steep hill. My favorite part was an airplane that kids could climb on.

Thank Alicia E
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Travelingwoaclue
10 October 2017|
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Response from agober | Reviewed this property |
Not completed as of last summer. Was expected to be complete sometime this year. Check their website.
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tmaloney001
26 June 2016|
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Response from Jordan P | Reviewed this property |
You can google the hours of operation and I would say it would take a good hour or so to take pictures and look and hike the hill
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Anthony K
31 March 2016|
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Response from Charley44 | Reviewed this property |
The Wright Bros. Memorial & First Flight is a National Park; there is a Ranger there. The Monument to a Century of Flight is located in a different place in Kitty Hawk, and is NOT a National Park or National Monument. SEE... More
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