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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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Fly Back In Time

This is a fun place for a history lesson in aviation. The big monument is worth seeing with beautiful views but is a hike to get there. It was also fun to take pictures with the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Keller, Texas
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Keller, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This is a fun place for a history lesson in aviation. The big monument is worth seeing with beautiful views but is a hike to get there. It was also fun to take pictures with the statues and huge airplane.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 458 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

...and I wasn't disappointed. Wonderful experience to walk the grounds where an event took place that changed the world forever. Yes, I know the museum was small but I still enjoyed it. I thought the ranger talk was interesting. Nice gift shop. Bring water when walking to the monuments and up the hill. Does get hot and there is no... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

It's an interesting, if somewhat generic site on the location of the first flight of the Wright brothers. There's a little museum and video, along with a working airstrip. The coolest thing for me was the bronze statue re-enacting a photo of the first flight. They have positioned the bronze photographer so you can look over his shoulder and know... More 

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Hackettstown, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

A great 2 hours! Makes a great memory of our trip to OBX. Listed to an entertaining lecture about the first flight by a local celebrity (can't recall his name). Replicas of first planes are interesting...

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Houston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Very good if you have an interest in aviation history. The exhibits and the grounds were well designed. Worth a stop but it won't take more than an hour or so.

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

A nice side trip from the beach while at the Outer Banks. Start with a history of their trials and tribulations leading up to the first flight. Insights into why they came to Kitty Hawk from Dayton. See the monuments showing each flight's progress. Then climb the hill that they practiced with a glider from, and see the monument.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Very interesting presentation of the beginning of flight. Orville and Wilbur were true pioneers in aviation. The museum is not very large, but full of pictures. It is a long walk from the museum up to the memorial. You can drive a little closer to the top than the parking lot at the museum. Anyone 62 or older can get... More 

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Not a whole lot here, but a must-see if you're visiting the birthplace of flight nice museum, good for a couple hours but that's it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

It is a must if you are in the area. It is a very interesting place to learn about the Wright Bros. work in achieving their flight.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Learned a lot. A definite must see for history buff's and families w school age children. Note: actual memorial quite a hike on warm sunny day.

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Additional Information about Wright Brothers National Memorial

Address: Mile post 7.5 on U.S. Highway 158, Kill Devil Hills, NC
Phone Number: 252-441-7430
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kill Devil Hills
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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