Wright Brothers National Memorial

Wright Brothers National Memorial, Kill Devil Hills

Wright Brothers National Memorial

Wright Brothers National Memorial
4.5
Historic Sites • History Museums
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
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Park where visitors can see a replica of the Wright Brothers' plane and receive an entertaining history of flight.
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F4981JCmichaels
Vancouver, WA1,680 contributions
Too crowded, given the virus problem
Jun 2021
We have been to about 60 national parks, monuments, etc. This one is of interest because of the history. A large marker stands on top of a hill, there is a small visitor center, a full scale model of the plane on the far side of the loop around the marker, and a few other buildings. While we were at the visitors center, it was packed with people and few wearing masks. The attitude that the virus was gone because 2020 was gone, seemed to be prevalent everywhere we went on this trip. We opted to not tour the visitors center displays or gift shop for this reason. Seeing the marker is no problem. It's quite prominent, and you can drive all the way around it.
If you have the time, the drive along highway 264 getting there was more interesting, in my opinion.
Written October 9, 2021
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Darla S
12 contributions
Doesn't take long, historic facts and displays, take the bug spray
Sep 2021
Museum is worth the walk thru if you're a flight enthusiast. Outdoor areas are markers and signs with flight details. Out buildings not too interesting. The dune hill is worth the drive up to see the life size bronze plane and statues of that historic lift off. You can drive up to it and donot have to hike the hill to the monument. Although that is a good perspective view. All total indoor museum and outdoor space took us an hour. For those with national parks pass, its an easy choice. Might be expensive for a large family paying by individuals. Nothing interactive for kids and they'll be tempted to climb on displays or markers most likely. Plenty outdoor space though. Bring the bug spray if you walk outdoor paths.
Written October 7, 2021
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Craig
Lake Saint Louis, MO255 contributions
History...
Oct 2021 • Couples
The national park that honors the Wright Brothers is well worth the time. The museum features the story of flight through pictures and artifacts. There is parking for many.
Written October 6, 2021
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806Leanleft
Raleigh, NC6 contributions
Excellent presentation
Sep 2021
Throughly enjoyed, it wasn’t too detailed or large that one got bored. Hit all the highlights. Highly recommend.
Written October 1, 2021
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MG29851
Aiken, SC129 contributions
Highlight of our OBX trip
Sep 2021 • Couples
This is a great place to learn about the Wright Brothers and the beginnings of flight. I love how they have the markers of the first 4 flights. It's a must-do if you're in the area. The walk up to the big memorial on the dune is super steep, but worth the hike.
Written September 28, 2021
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Joanne D
Hackettstown, NJ45 contributions
Had no idea!
Sep 2021
Seriously had no idea what we didn't know about the Wright brothers and first flight.

Very informative, glad we went!
Written September 26, 2021
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Mark T
3 contributions
Good exercise and great views!
Sep 2021
A must-see for NC history! Walking trails are paved with varied inclines for individual capability. A nice experience for the $10 fee.
Written September 25, 2021
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havanadaydreamer
Knoxville, TN82 contributions
Highlight of our trip to OBX
Sep 2021
I learned so much about the Wright Brothers that I never knew. Very education and impressive. It's a must see at OBX.
Written September 24, 2021
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Smiles4miles
Tallahassee, FL1,024 contributions
Enjoyed More than I Imagined
Apr 2021 • Couples
Before visiting this memorial I read David McCullogh's biography about the Wright Brothers, and I'm so glad I did. However, I didn't realize how impactful visiting the actual location would be. At the site it strikes you just how difficult and physically challenging dragging that plane up the hill repeatedly was. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit and are so glad we made this stop. If you have the America Senior Park pass entry is free.
Written September 20, 2021
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Bill Q
Vacaville, CA19 contributions
Very Interesting Site
Sep 2021
We spent about 1.5 hours at the museum and memorial. We learned a lot about the wright brothers and what it took to actually make that first flight. If you are a history buff, you will love this place.
Written September 20, 2021
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