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Wright Brothers National Memorial

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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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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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Had a great time walking around the grounds, went up to the Memorial, you get great views of the area, good for taking pictures. Saw where first flights took place. Walked around... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great time walking around the grounds, went up to the Memorial, you get great views of the area, good for taking pictures. Saw where first flights took place. Walked around the visitor center, there are neat artifacts. Recommend staying for the Ranger demonstration he tells all about the Wright flyer.

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Richmond, Virginia
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This site was one I had looked forward to for a long time. Visitors should be prepared to know that it is a large, sprawling grassland located in a very, very hot place (even in springtime). The monument to the Wright Brother's historic first flight Is located on an enormous dune which offers scenic views of the terrain and ocean.... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A great experience for all to share at the Wright Brothers National Memorial. Absolutely make the time for the excellent presentation in the museum. Than walk the grounds of Kill Devil Hill. This is where the Ariel Age all began with two brothers who had a bike shop.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My dad, daughter, and I went here in December. We really enjoyed the memorial and learning more about the Wright brothers. The view from the memorial is really spectacular. The bathrooms are clean and there are a lot of good photo opportunities. I recommend this place if you're near the area!

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Oriental, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a charge to visit this, but it is well worth it, since it is a national monument. With a national park pass, it's free.

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was not sure what to expect from this but it was along the main road, had lots of parking, part of our history, and not expensive. I was pleasantly surprised how cool the big hill and memorial on top were. Seeing where the first flight took off and glided along was really interesting. The museum part is small and... More 

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Hillsborough, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for the Kite flying tournament. It was so hot, and there is little shade, bring water and sunscreen! Cool off in the museum and store.

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Thank upndnglo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was amazing to learn about how much effort it took to learn how to fly. Very informative. Great if on vacation. Pay once and it's good for a week.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent several hours here this morning. Cost of $7 per adult, money well spent. Nice walk up to monument on a sunny day, was a nice scenic view from the top. The museum, was full of interesting facts about the Wright brothers and people involved in early aviation. Well done guys enjoy our time here. Now I know why the... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great historical monument and beautiful views. Fun for all ages. Kitty Hawk became world-famous after the Wright brothers made the first controlled powered airplane flights at the Kill Devil Hills, four miles south of the town, on December 17, 1903. The Wrights chose the area because its frequent winds and soft sandy surfaces were suitable for their glider experiments, which... More 

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