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The Monument to a Century of Flight

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Address: Aycock Brown Welcome Center, Kitty Hawk, NC
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A piece of history!

Our family flew our Cessna 182 into the airstrip at this monument and then walked up the hill to check it out. It was exciting to see a piece of aviation history. It would have... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2017
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La Ronge
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Our family flew our Cessna 182 into the airstrip at this monument and then walked up the hill to check it out. It was exciting to see a piece of aviation history. It would have been nice to have more informative displays at the site to learn more. The main information centre was closed for renovations so we didn't go... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

I was excited to share part of this history with my family, but disappointed to find out the main museum was closed for the next two years for renovation. Unfortunately, it was really hard to walk around to see everything sure to the temp being 36° with a stay strong wind blowing. I guess we got a taste of what... More 

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Thank Paige P
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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful monument honoring the brothers who have made such an impact in our lives. Look where we have come in just 100 years.

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Shepherdsville
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

It's a short walk to the monuments on the hill above the one pictured. It's a small memorial park and the history of flight is detailed on the monuments.

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Waco, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

This was my third time visiting this place and remember most the feeling of the wind that almost never ceases. The main visitor center was being remodeled during our stay, but the day was beautiful even in December. The new cast figures and model plane added another dimension to the experience. The story of flight is important for young and... More 

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Thank KathleenE190
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Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Wonderful and historical site. Makes you feel like you're back in 1903. Free for active duty and reasonable prices. Off the highway so easy to find. Monuments are great and a must visit.

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Grasonville, Maryland
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Reviewed 12 January 2017

Such a wonderful stop, I couldn't spend a lot of time there but I will go back and see more of it. the hike to the top of the monument was a little tough, but getting there was great.

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Bradley, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

The main visitors center is being remodeled. There is a temporary gift shop. I happened upon a Park Service guided tour, which was very good. Had I not happened to see the Ranger talking to the group, I would not have known about the tour. He was very informative. With the main visitor center being remodeled, this attraction is mainly... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

You can't visit Kitty Hawk and not visit the Wright Brothers' Memorial. I felt very blessed to walk and at times, stand in the same spots that Orville and Wilbur Wright once stood. This park is very well maintained. We were there on a very windy 50 degree day. I would suggest visiting on a warmer day! But make sure... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

Have always heard about this place and finally got to see it. Its a shame that the National Park Service has let the interior deteriorate. We were told by the staff the building and its exhibits may be closed next year. You can take a guided tour of the grounds or self tour. Make sure to take the climb to... More 

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