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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 2013
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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Latham
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The Wright brothers really were amazing and it was a great place to visit. The climb isn't too bad and the walk to the fourth flight isn't bad either. I enjoyed hearing about the history (we caught the tail end of a rangers talk). I prefer to drive but I definitely appreciate the efforts that went into the first flight.

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Hod Hasharon
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132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Being an ex-fighter pilot and a private pilot today, this for me was a sort of a pilgrimage. I sincerely believe that this place is a MUST for pilots and non-pilots alike. It is like touching history. The memorial and museum are beautifully laid out and are very interesting and informative. If you can, do the ranger talk at the... More

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Easley, South Carolina
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20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

My husband is a private pilot and had always wanted to visit this place. It's very interesting for those who love history and flight. It's self-guided with a nice interpretive center, and has great educational value for kids. We spent about an hour walking around.

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We have lived less than 2 miles from the monument for the last 30 years, and still enjoy riding our bikes there often. The rangers give informative talks, and it is amazing to see the actual rail that the Wright brothers used for their flights. It is a steep but short climb to the top of the hill where the... More

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Kawartha Lakes, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I loved this US National Parks site. They do a fantastic job of telling and showing the story of the birth of powered flight. I was amazed and thrilled.

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Naperville, Illinois
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the exhibits with the explanations. Sometimes the textbooks do not provide adequate insight into actual events. You also get a perspective as to how far the first plane actually flew...not as far as you may think. The monument with the bronze busts of the Wright brothers was very lovely.

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The museum portion isn't boring or overwhelming and the outdoor exhibits, memorial and beautiful bronze statue of the plane and the men who made flying history are fascinating and fun. Lots of room for the little ones to run and play.

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

If you are into aironotics then you will like this place. History of flight. Geared to families. I have lived here on the Outer Banks all of my life and have visited it several times.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

It's very touching place to see the wright brothers accomplishments and efforts! I would like to visit here again!

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Dover, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Very interesting stop. Loved the museum part. Had a great view at the top of the hill, and the bronze statues was very nice!!!

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