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Address: Mile post 7.5 on U.S. Highway 158, Kill Devil Hills, NC
Phone Number: 252-441-7430
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Park where visitors can see a replica of the Wright Brothers' plane and...
Park where visitors can see a replica of the Wright Brothers' plane and receive an entertaining history of flight.
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Back to the past

Visited the monument in Kitty Hawk. Very nice experience. Can't believe the plane could fly. The story was the Wright Brothers, didn't see a mention of Catherine Wright their... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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NEUS
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Visited the monument in Kitty Hawk. Very nice experience. Can't believe the plane could fly. The story was the Wright Brothers, didn't see a mention of Catherine Wright their sister. Nice day outing would recommend.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Impressive life size recreations of the Wright brothers glider & first airplane. Vast expanse of flat field which culminates at the end with the grand dune, upon which the memorial has been erected. Be prepared to hike up the steep dune in order to get a closer look. If we had not had to pay a $4 cover for each... More 

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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Not sure how there could possibly be poor reviews for this memorial. It's historical, and even if it had nothin not g on it, it represents the place where the Wright Brothers tested some of their first craft. That is what history is. There doesn't need to be anything flashy or high-tech. The path is set up with stops to... More 

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Keysville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Learned some interesting facts about the Wright Brothers. Visited during Dec. 2014 on our first trip. Very quiet and enjoyable holiday.

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Peru, Indiana
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I had driven past here in the past, and we finally went in to visit it. We spent about an hour there, and really loved the history, outside displays, and their camp that has been preserved. We'll worth going to.

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Pine Mountain, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We were kind of pressed for time but wanted to stop and visit the memorial. There is a lot of walking between attractions but it is all very interesting. Be prepared for the heat and the sun. Not much shade to hide in.

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Carmi, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Put on your walkin shoes and walk on to history! Loved especially the markers of the flights and the replica of the planes. It was beautiful and so peaceful there as well. A must see!!!!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Good to see the monument and go through the museum. Less than what I expected outside. It was great to understand why the Wright Brothers came here and the trials they had to get here. Historic, for sure. Minimalistic in some ways.

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Potomac, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

$4 per person admission, spend 1-3 hours. All planes inside the museum are a replica, and only one of the outside hangers has contents. The other outdoor hanger is empty. If you have little ones or issues with ambulation, take your time to walk to the memorial up on the hill. We were there in May, so bring sunscreen, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the visitors center information briefing. It was very informative. I recommend a visit to this historic site.

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