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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 2014
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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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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88 reviews 88 reviews
34 attraction reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The visitor center has exhibits of the Wright brothers' story as well as a full scale reproduction of the 1902 glider and 1903 flying machine. There is a first flight boulder and first flight markers with info charting the four flights' paths, distances and landings. You can also view the reconstructed 1903 hanger and the 1902 camp which served as... More

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Sewell, New Jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We both thoroughly enjoyed our visit here. The history and information is fantastic about the Wright Brothers. Great presentation given by one of the guides. I never realized how ahead of their time they were, developing all their own data and building all their own parts for the planes they made. Amazing brothers, definitely worth a visit!

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Richmond, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We'd all grown up with tales of Orville and Wilber. Here you learn 'the rest of the story' to paraphrase Paul Harvey.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The visitor center, walk and outdoor monument are very interesting and well worth the trip if the weather is nice. Highly recommended!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Surprised you could not just visit the monument and grounds without paying a fee. A fee is fair for going inside the buildings for a lesson about the Wright Brothers.

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Stafford, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

It was fantastic and the kids loved it. It will take about 1/2 a day. Go early as it gets crowded. Free to active duty military.

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Charleston, SC
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Don't expect something spectacular. This is not not so much an "attraction" as it is a historic monument. There is a Visitors Center, containing reproductions of a glider and the airplane built by Wilbur and Orville Wright, as well as photographs of their family and their bicycle shop in Dayton. Ohio. A Park Ranger gives a description of the Wright... More

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Cherry Plain, NY
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Aviation history was made here in 1903. Very interesting self tour, which takes about 2 hours (including the outside walk and monuments). Well worth it.

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Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

We visited the museum on a rainy, Sunday afternoon.The main museum building has a few exhibits, lots of information and a gift shop. We especially enjoyed the wall of paintings of other aviation trailblazers and the little placards of info that went with their portraits. An employee also gives a talk and shows off the large hangars/airplanes as they looked... More

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Voorhees, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

The park rangers are extremely nice and informative..it's a great 1/2 trip! The airplanes are replicas but it's neat to see all the famous aviation pioneer pictures. Walking the grounds gives a real sense of what the Wright Brothers accomplished!

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