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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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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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Free admission with the senior parks pass was a plus. This is a very thorough memorial, enough for more than one day, but you can drive to parts of it. Entertaining and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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North, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Free admission with the senior parks pass was a plus. This is a very thorough memorial, enough for more than one day, but you can drive to parts of it. Entertaining and educational for any age. Live presentations, artifacts, and interactive items make for a complete experience. Very well done!

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I wanted to write this just to recognize the amazing ranger who was giving the lecture in the hall on April 23rd. His passion for the topic was infectious. The whole place is very thought provoking. Enjoyed it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very informative and interesting park between the Ranger talks and visitor center displays. Good walkways to give kids a chance to stretch their legs although hard to keep them off the grassy areas they don't want you walking on.

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Seneca, South Carolina
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Wear your walking shoes. If it's hot, go up the hill to the monument early in the morning. You can park closer to the monument if you leave the main parking lot and go around the circle which encompasses the monument - to the right, in a counter-clockwise direction. Wish we had known that before we walked across the great... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

What could have been a dull experience (after all, there's not much to look at) was brought to life by the passionate lecture of the guide. He made the Wright's adventure exciting and got a roumd of applause when he finished. This guy missed his calling as a motivational speaker.

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This was pretty mind blowing, being at the exact location were flight began. The world was changed in 1903 and to see the spot was pretty cool.

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Wilmington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The Wright Brothers National Memorial at Kill Devil Hills is a great destination for old and young alike. The exhibits are very informative and it's great to see where the Wright Brothers first took flight; four times in one day! It's easy to get around and the climb to the top of the Memorial is not bad and has a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I enjoy visiting the memorial. They had a few buildings were they lived and workshop. I learned some things that I didn't know before. They had rangers telling you about the Wright Brothers and they had pieces from the plane/glider.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I try to make a point of seeing this type on thing when I visit a town. Helps put history into perspective. Make sure you always have your water.

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Manomet, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We were pleasantly surprised by the good ranger's talk and life sized models of a Wright plane and glider. It is impressive to see just how far the first 4 flights went, and to get an idea of the frustration they encountered.

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