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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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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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This is a small National Park, we only spent about an hour and a half here, but definitely worth a stop if you are in the area. We read books to our kids about the Wright... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Ken Caryl, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This is a small National Park, we only spent about an hour and a half here, but definitely worth a stop if you are in the area. We read books to our kids about the Wright Brothers in advance of our trip, so they were pretty excited to see this special place in Kitty Hawk (now actually Kill Devil Hills).... More 

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Dalton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

It was a bit crowded in the welcome center (nothing you can do about that), but it was neat to learn about the Wright brothers.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited on a Monday afternoon and it wasn't crowded at all. Walked through the visitors center and there was a replica of the glider inside and lots of information. Stepped out to the actual site that the first flight took place. I could see why this spot was chosen considering the wind that was at this site compared to... More 

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Hatboro, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is an awesome place to see. Very educational to anyone interested in flight. Also if you go in the summer bring plenty of water and comfy shoes.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great to see the first plane ever created from seeing the first pilot. The future planes. Kids loved it! And fee is per car. Cheap

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Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

So interesting and informative. It was a great break from the beach and we really learned a lot about Orville and Wilbur Wright, true innovators in their time. A must visit if you are in Kill Devil Hills.

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Ample walking around space outside, the museum is a hodge-podge of history with old items, replicated items, and lots of stories to go with them. Nothing fancy, if the Wright Brothers and early aviation interest this is worth the stop. Just off the main drag in Kill Devil Hills.

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Smithfield, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Wonderful place for a family visit. Behind it is a wonderful playground for the children. Climbing to the Memorial is not easy but the view is fantastic.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

A must visit for aviation enthusiasts. This is where it all began...well marked, beautiful monument, nice museum and all laid out with a view of the ocean. Lots of walking, the heat can be brutal and gets crowded at times. Put it on your list airdales!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed all the displays to see how it all began. The price was awesome for what you get. We enjoyed walking the grounds. Its definitely a must see in OBX

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Additional Information about Wright Brothers National Memorial

Address: Address: Mile post 7.5 on U.S. Highway 158, Kill Devil Hills, NC
Phone Number: 252-441-7430
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kill Devil Hills
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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