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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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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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I really enjoyed this attraction and highly recommend it. The museum is small but excellent and the ranger talk was wonderful. For me it was very cool to walk the grounds where... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Redmond, Oregon
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Redmond, Oregon
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168 reviews 168 reviews
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed this attraction and highly recommend it. The museum is small but excellent and the ranger talk was wonderful. For me it was very cool to walk the grounds where the first fights took place and to hear the story behind it. The walk to the monument on Kill Devil Hill is worthwhile as well.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Wish the weather was better when we visited here. It was windy and rainy. Even then, we enjoyed our visit and learned more about the accomplishments the Wright brothers made. I felt like I was a part of history as I imagined the struggles and successes of the brothers. There's an entrance fee like any other national parks, but active... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best memorials I've ever been to. The achievement of flight is beautifully represented their. There's a ranger talk, and a museum with a lot of information. there's also a really cool representation of the flights the Wright brothers took on the first day of flight, models and a reproduction of the actual plain, and a... More 

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maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

learned alot of history. Very interesting to learn about alot of aviation info. And knew nothing at all about the wright brothers and what they did for this country.

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Akron, OH
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This was a nice stop away from the beach. The small museum is informational and has some nice exhibits about the Wright Brothers experience in finding a way into the sky. I can see this being a big hit with little boys who love airplanes. The hike up the hill to see the view from the monument was worth it,... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

It's obviously a really important place in American history, but as somewhere to spend a few hours it's a bit...boring. They have a replica of the first plane, and markers where the first flight was, and a large memorial of the Wright brothers. All very worthy but it's not a must-see thing unless you're an aviation buff.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We loved this exhibit. Good use of photos, actual plane reproduction and opportunity to walk the flight path (600 feet is not very long). Go to the top of the hill to the monument, great view of Kill Hills Devil. If you are a senior citizen, pay the $10 and get the lifetime membership. We used this several times and... More 

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Monee, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This was a nice thing to see as it's a part of our nations history. The view from the monument itself is breathtaking. We didn't have a lot of time the first day we went and our pass was good for 7 days so we went back to see what we missed.

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Hillsborough, North Carolina, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We loved every bit of it, especially junior ranger program. So fascinating. People and ranger so friendly, it's a must see!

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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

An excellent stop for anyone with kids! Places fro them to run off some energy and learn a bit as well. We are kidless, but still really enjoyed the history as well as the view from the monument.

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