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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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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

I never really knew the full story about Orville and Wilbur Wright first flight. After browsing through the grounds , showing every step of their flight, and the listening to the narrator talk about the Wright Brother's dream of flying, I was truly amazed. This is a great family adventure. If you are in the area, this is a place... More

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charlotte
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

This is your basic US gov national parks attraction. It is very informative, very clean and great replicas of history. It is too bad the real equipment is not shown here instead of the Smithsonian. Seems it does belong here instead of replicas. Staff for the most part is very kind. A few were rather grumpy old farts. One old... More

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Moscow, Russia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Was intresting to see museum, was just a few peaple at this time, so we were glad about that. It was windy on the hill, but it also helped to fill first flight atmosphere.

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Bethel, North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Two parents, two grandparents and four kids all enjoyed an afternoon exploring history with the wright brothers. Ranger Collins was very engaging with the ranger presentation to which I give huge props for keeping the two six year old boys' attention

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Auburn Hills, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

It was fascinating to see where the first flight occurred. We really liked seeing the distance of the first four flights. It is must see for all.

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Champaign, Illinois
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57 reviews 57 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

What an excellent piece of history to visit! For $4/person, you get access to the entire Wright Brothers National Memorial, which includes the museum and a small tour. we had fun!

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edwards, Ny
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

=a great place to spend a few hours. well kept grounds and we even got in for free in celebration of Wilbur's birthday!

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Morrisville, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Great place to visit. It is a climb but not bad. Great educational experience! The Memorial is impressive and a must see.

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Mountain View, CA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

See the full scale plane in the museum and listen to the docent explain what the Wright Brothers experienced and how they developed their thinking to discover how to control flight. Then move on to the stone markers that are placed where the Kitty Hawk left the ground and where it landed on four successive and longer flights. This is... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews 68 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Even if you're not an aviation buff, this is a great stop! We went during Spring Break, and my kids (ages 8 & 11) greatly enjoyed it. They didn't even complain that they were learning! :) The National Parks have a program where if the kids answer questions on a few pages, they get a badge & become a Junior... More

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