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Wright Brothers National Memorial

Address: Mile post 7.5 on U.S. Highway 158, Kill Devil Hills, NC
Phone Number: 252-441-7430
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History museums, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Park where visitors can see a replica of the Wright Brothers' plane and receive an entertaining...
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Type: History museums, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Park where visitors can see a replica of the Wright Brothers' plane and receive an entertaining history of flight.

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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

My kids liked this and ran to the top. They found the history of flight interesting and appreciated that everyone working there was willing to answer questions.

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Lansdale, PA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Not to be missed if you are in the area. This moment in history is right up there with the signing of the Delcaration of Independence or Neil Armstrong landing on the moon and for this area to be preserved is an absolute treasure. Sure, it's mostly a draw for aviation buffs but for your wife and kids it has... More 

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Being originally from the birthplace of the first bicycle and car made this a must see for first in flight. The view and information is awesome

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Bangor, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We visited on the day after a winter storm. We were the only visitors there, The staff was incredibly friendly and accommodating.

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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

This is a very informative attraction pertaining to the Wright Brothers' flight. It's a small attraction so kids won't be overwhelmed.

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Williamsburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

small museum, but it is well worth the time to listen to the 45 minute presentation. Lots of additional information on placards hung around the walls. Older children and adults will enjoy it much more than young children

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Barnesville, Ohio
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

As far as attractions go in the OBX, this is obviously the one to which people flock. A fair price for people to attend. The "museum" is of moderate size and informative. Every so often one of the staff gives a talk which is informative. Of course the main attraction is the climb up the hill to the monument. This... More 

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Virginia
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Definitely worth a visit with the family. Make sure your kids do the junior ranger program. Information is provided in displays and through reproductions of the actual planes. I learned a lot in a short period of time. The walk up to the monument is nice. We saw 7 whitetail deer run by! The gift store is also fun to... More 

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Knoxville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Very informative, Ranger led, history lesson about the Wright brothers' experience with the invention of the airplane. Very well worth the time. Includes a very well stocked gift shop with better than the typical shot glass type things. I rarely if ever shop in the gift shops, but I actually spent about $40 in this one on things for my... More 

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Horsham, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The ticket provided was said to be good for multiple days, which was a nice incentive. Very interesting aspects which describe the history of the Wright brothers numerous attempts to fly. The trail to the top of the monument is quite an ascent but offers a magnificent view at the top. Definitely stay for the presentation in the Visitors Center... More 

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