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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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Don't miss the sight of the first powered flight!

Do not miss this attraction while you're in the Outer Banks! It's simply an amazing place considering the monumental event that first happened here - the first powered flight... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Bordentown, New Jersey
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Washington DC
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

this is a very unique and historically important site, despite other recent discoveries that it may not be the birthplace of flight. Anyway its a tough draw for kids. My parents took me here as a kid in 1975, and I took our kids here in June 2015. Their response was pretty much the same- "what did we do to... More 

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Bordentown, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Do not miss this attraction while you're in the Outer Banks! It's simply an amazing place considering the monumental event that first happened here - the first powered flight! The hike up to the monument was definitely worth it - you can just feel the history here as you look out at the area surronding you. And don't miss the... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We visited the national memorial in august and it was very interesting the tour guide in the building was great in explaining everything especially since we had our kids with us, we all enjoyed it.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A must-do if you're in the Outer Banks. A simple yet inspiring museum about two, mostly self-taught, young Americans who "had a dream" and saw it through. As the wonderful speaker (Hillary) at the presentation said: every airplane you've flown in, every shuttle that's gone into space, owes a debt of gratitude to the Wright Brothers. Even if you don't... More 

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

My husband loves aviation and when we got to the Wright Brothers National Memorial it was like heaven on earth for him! We had a great time and the place was really fun,

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Free for kids under 15!!! $4/adult and worth it! Very educational, fun, and the view from the top of the hill with the monument is pretty amazing! My 5 year old walked the whole area and up the hill without an issue. There's also a kid play area with a plane that the kids can climb all over. Just wear... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Rangers were very knowledgeable and interesting. We listened to the presentation and then walked the entire grounds. Great way to spend a cloudy day and get a break room the beach.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

When you look at the distance that was flown by the Wright brothers it seem almost insignificant compared to what happens every day thousands of times. But, when you look at really happened, two guy from a bicycle shop who did not know squat, in a part time hobby putting together something that many other had been trying to do... More 

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Huron, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Might want to wear your walking shoes! Interesting museum and valuable historic information. Got to see inside of memorial which was unique.

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Our family of 4, including a 10yo and a 13yo stopped here on a Friday afternoon. $4 per adult and no charge for the kids, which was nice. We were only there for 45 minutes. We saw the memorial and the plane statue, taking pictures of both. We did look around at the memorabilia inside the visitors center, but did... More 

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