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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: Historic Sites, History Museums, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: Park where visitors can see a replica of the Wright Brothers' plane and receive an entertaining history of flight.

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Milford, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

If you love history It's something to see, when vacationing......:) you will be pleased. Well designed to

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Fascinating exhibit, not sure why we paid as most of exhibit was outside. Huge area outside with monument which need to be driven to. Large model also long way away from anything else. Conference room indoors with more exhibits but a presentation was in progress and we could not get to exhibits

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We were not expecting this visit as our trip was focussed on lighthouses but we could not miss it. Very informative visitor centre display and lecture, plus a great walk up to the monument and down to the replica take off site. All in all a very worthwhile and interesting 2 hours or so.

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Great history here...the ranger who gives the talk is outstanding. Whether you are into aviation or not, this is an important venue to see.

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Newark, Delaware
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18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

I didn't get to have as much time as I would have liked, but it was still an impressive park to commemorate the achievements of these two brothers. The staff was extremely friendly, and it is nicely separated from the hustle of the "touristy" area of Kitty Hawk. The visitors center is simply yet informative (I am an aviation nut,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Was amazed on how these planes took flight. Loved the views. My grandkids loved it. The monuments had spectacular views of devil kills

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Kernersville, North Carolina, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The Wright Brothers' Memorial is a must see during any Outer Banks trip. The monument itself is impressive-- as is the hike up the hill to see it. A new addition to the area is the metal sculptures infront of the memorial. Commissioned by a local artist the sculptures capture the moments of the first flight. The ranger talk in... More

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Gresham, Oregon
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The Birthplace of one of the most convenient ways of traveling today...how can you not stop and pay homage to that! The museum is packed with portraits of key players in historical avation along with plane replicas and the story of Orville and Wilbur. The Memorial is marked with the length of each flight that took place and the change... More

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Sussex, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Was on the Outer Banks off season & it was an enjoyable quiet afternoon visiting a historical site that is preserved with respect & honor. The museum is small but shares a part of our history that many have forgotten. Many men & women in the history of aviation are recognized & honored & it was in a very dignified... More

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Since I spent the better part of 40 years involved with flying, it was inevitable that I'd have to take my wife to experience this amazing bit of history. The National Park Service have done themselves proud with well organized exhibits and lots of history in the visitors' center. The expansive grounds along with the stone markers marking the first... More

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