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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: Historic Sites, History Museums, Cultural
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: Historic Sites, History Museums, Cultural
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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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Beautiful site. Unusual building. Famous architecture. Great exercise to monumental of Wright Brothers. Park Rangers take you thru those first solo flights. Replica of plane. Worth the price. Great for kids.

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Ebony, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Well worth going to if you are in to aviation history. This is the birthpalce of powered flight and if you are into the whys and wherefores, this is the place

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Port Trevorton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I stopped here out of curiousity to learn about the Wright Bros. I was very pleased with the whole area and enjoyed walking through all the monuments there.

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Archdale, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Spent hours reading the material as we walked the grounds and visitor's center. The rate is $4 a person, but is good for seven days with receipt.

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worcestershire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This is an excellent NPS site - really informative displays and then the opportunity to walk across the flight area and up onto the hill where the monument is. What really made our visit however was the fabulous talk by the ranger - Darrell- brought it all to life really well. A great visit for all ages.

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Marietta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I drove from Washington, DC to visit this historic site, it is about 4-1/2 hours from DC. There is a small museum with a history of the Wright Brothers and how they developed the airplane. It contains genuine artifacts, such as the engine block that provided the power for their first flight. A ranger gave an interesting presentation in front... More 

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Pasadena, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Amazing record of history. Presentation made by the ranger was informative and fun. The monument was amazing. Everyone should visit this site to learn about really great men in history.

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Summerfield, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

If your in the area this is a great place for adults and kids alike. A good history lesson for everyone. There is a small, but very informative museum and then you can walk the grounds to see where the first few flights took place and then climb the hill to view the Memorial.

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Yery interesting place-everthing is done very professionally and very well thought out. If you like History, you will love not only this but all of the others available in this area. Ranger Collins gives a VERY interesting presentation Scarey to see how things have changed since the First Flight.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

A fun easy activity for the entire family. Definitely worth the visit! We were able to bring our dog and walked the entire site. It takes about and hour and a half to two hours to tour the site.

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