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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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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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A Change From The Beach

I had not been here in twenty years although we have visited the beach every year for twenty years. I took my friend for his birthday as it turned out. I am involved with the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Vaughn G
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had not been here in twenty years although we have visited the beach every year for twenty years. I took my friend for his birthday as it turned out. I am involved with the ocean when at the beach, although I do sail some on the sounds which means the winds are a factor, but I was impressed by... More 

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Eastern Shore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've wanted to see Kill Devil Hill for most of my life. This park made me realize what pioneers Orville and Wilbur were. They made everything they needed and invented a lot of things along the way. Seeing their calculations, machine shop and the hill brought it all to life. My 7-year old was bored stiff after 23 seconds, but... More 

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The exact spot where Orville and Wilbur made their historic flights over 100 years ago. Also where they tested their theories and unlocked the mystery to flight. They changed the world.

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Thank SandraBallArt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The wright brothers memorial is a good place to visit. The 30 minute talk given by the National Park service employees is extremely impressive! Worth taking 30 minutes to get a wealth of information about man's first powered flight. Walk the grounds and see the whole site. Information and history at every stop.

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Thank Joseph C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

While it was a hot day, I really enjoyed learning about the Wright brothers' contributions to flying. Perhaps my favorite part of the tour was the park ranger's informative session. Even my sons listened to his presentation. While the Wrights were from OH, they chose to reside in NC to pursue a dream. And, they were far ahead of their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visitor center houses full-scale model of their plane with a few small exhibits telling Wright Bros. story. Park ranger presentations made on regular schedule. Best part of visit came outside with access to replicas of 2 wooden buildings they used at that time and markers showing how far each of their four attempts lasted; final attempt made history of course.... More 

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Middletown, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the Wright Brothers Memorial while vacationing on OBX. We also visited the adjacent museum. In addition to the memorial itself, there is a sculpture depicting the first flights by the Wright brothers on this site. Due to the heat, we did not climb the stairs inside the memorial.

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful national park! Love seeing and hearing about all the wonderful history. Can't wait to go back!

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Meadowview, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's wonderful that this piece of ground is memorialized for future generations to reflect on what really happened here. Imagine the sights, the sounds, the adrenaline, the courage, and the determination that changed the world. Feel the wind and imagine.

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you want to take a day trip or come to North Carolina, the sights are to many to list. Seeing the Wright Brothers Memorial is a whole different feeling. You begin to understand what they did then and where we are now Taking children to the Memorial and telling them about the Wright Brothers would put their thinking of... More 

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