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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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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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63 reviews 63 reviews
5 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

My family and I stopped here while vacationing in the area. We really enjoyed the museum, the displays, the replica buildings, and the monument. It wasn't terribly crowded on the day we visited. And I personally enjoyed learning so much about what the Wright brothers did to advance powered flight. Highly recommended.

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Williamstown, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

I wouldn't recommend on a hot day but it was very interesting museum and amazing how the first flight was taken. Its only $4 and you can come back and visit all week. It is a far walk up to the memorial so you need strong legs to walk.

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Roswell, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

I am a travel writer who covers national parks (npplan.com). I was at the Wright Brothers National Memorial in May 2014. Located on Bodie Island (pronounced “Body”), part of North Carolina’s Outer Banks, the Wright Brothers National Memorial commemorates the first manned, controlled, and powered air flight of a heavier-than-air machine (not a balloon) on December 17, 1903, by aviators... More

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Glenelg, South Australia, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

This is a new attraction, very well done and maintained. Very interesting to visit the museum (which is about Flight generally and not just the Wright brothers) and also to walk around the monument outside

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Conneaut, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

There is an entry fee for this memorial. It's a good stop on a rainy or hot day as many of the historical displays are located inside. There is not much for younger children, but if you have a family that enjoys reading and looking at historical information then this is a must stop for you.

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Germany
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

You see, the downside of being a homeschool family is that your children just don't do vacations like a public/private school kid would. Our kids learn about the Wright Brothers in a lesson plan and Mom plans a trip to the Outer Banks to go see where the brothers got off the ground. It's ALLLLL in the lesson plan. I... More

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pa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

This was very interesting and fun for all. The outside grounds were beautiful and displays were great.

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Redding, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed see the place where history was made. I learned a lot in the museum and enjoyed walking the grounds and seeing the actual place where Orville and Wilbur did their thing.

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Halifax, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

Pros: Good museum,, nice monuments, original flight sites and markers Cons: Too much reading in museum, distance from museum to monument is a tad far for what it is Its definitely worth your while to pay respects to good ol' Orville and Wilbur for inventing the airplane, and there's no better place to do that than the actual spot it... More

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Norman, OK
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 NEW

It's not an expansive site, but the exhibits are interesting. I liked this place because I think you could spend four hours there or 40 minutes and probably leave happy either way. Worth the stop.

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