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Wright Brothers National Memorial

Mile post 7.5 on U.S. Highway 158, Kill Devil Hills, NC
252-441-7430
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Park where visitors can see a replica of the Wright Brothers' plane and receive an entertaining history of flight.
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knoxville,tn
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Second time to visit with our children and it is such a wonderful place to share the history of such an epic moment in our history.

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Spotsylvania, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

trip to OBX isn't complete without visiting light houses and the Wright Brothers Memorial. The ranger talk was extremely informative, and the trip up the hill to the monument was a nice little workout

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Corning,NY
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Not only is the museum interesting and very informative, but the hike to the top of the monument is spectacular. Don't let the hill up to the monument scare you away, once you get up there you will be so glad you went.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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142 reviews 142 reviews
62 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We recently visited this national memorial while on vacation in the OBX area. I'm a history buff and really enjoy visiting our national parks and other sites - a great thing that we have in the U.S. However, I was disappointed. Other than the monument and some reproduction wooden buildings near the flight paths of the first four flights, there... More

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Beijing
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I have 4 young kids and they do a good job providing a packet to do a scavenger hunt. Packet is divided into age groups as well.At the end of the scavenger hunt they give the kids a plastic ranger badge. Kept the kids engaged so we could pay attention and learn something as well. Right off the highway, about... More

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McHenry, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Had fun seeing the hill where the Wright Brothers first took flight. There was also a museum with full size recreation of the plane. Very informative if you love history!

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Lawrenceville, GA
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140 reviews 140 reviews
51 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I have traveled to over 120 National Parks and this one has a lot of potential based on the uniqueness of the event that occurred here. The visitor's center seemed a little dated and not as engaging as it should be. This is obviously a very busy and visited NP, and the "museum" part of the visitor's center was dark... More

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Clermont, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We were in awe of the visit to this place, very simplistic but full of history. You may think you know about the history of powered flight but until you visit the site you do not have a clear understanding. The way it is laid out and presented is perfect. Do not miss the ranger talks.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This was an enjoyable spot to visit on a somewhat rainy day at the beach. We loved to learn about the first flight, and the memorial itself was a pretty spot to visit. The only negative is that it closes at 5 PM each night, and that means the gates close at that time. We saw several families turned away,... More

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Visiting the memorial was fun and education for the family. Kids had a really good time and the weather that day was perfect

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