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Wright Brothers National Memorial

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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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Mile post 7.5 on U.S. Highway 158, Kill Devil Hills, NC
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is the birth place of powered flight, a must do. Wander away from the car and go to the memorial on the hill.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank jrtodd
Reviewed yesterday

Would definitely recommend if in the area, cool bit of history. This is a national park, $10 per adult (our kids were free, not sure of age limit to have to pay). Overall, it does a great job of explaining the process the Wright Brothers...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

Very nice museum that tells history of the Wright brothers. There are some hands on experiences for adults and children. The monument at the top of the hill is enormous!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank car5311
Reviewed 3 days ago

The museum is fairly small but has some interesting displays. There is a junior ranger program for the kids. The ranger led talks are interesting and give you a detailed review of the history of the area and how the flight took place. It is...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank vpar4
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A large field with markers that show the dates and the number of meters for each attempt. Nothing much to see. One has to be well informed regarding the details of the Wright brothers’ numerous attempts! Makes one reflect on the fact that life is...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We love this place. It’s great to see how we started and where we are today. It’s a lot of fun to attend

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Mack2424
Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband loves history and had looked forward to visiting this park. He was not disappointed. The museum is air conditioned and very well done without being overwhelming. The exterior sites to see were also very interesting. Be wary of walking around outside though on...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank cazcindy
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It's fascinating to see the place where history took place. The museum and the history of the Wright Brothers is fascinating especially being from Dayton. You can see all of the markers for the flights and climb the Memorial. The Memorial itself is beautiful. Definitely...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed the history of this place. Lots of facts about the Wright brothers and there are markers to show their first flight lengths.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Lab21211
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second time I've been...first time since the new museum opened! We love it, awesome experience for the kids to get some history. Views from the top of the hill rock!

Date of experience: June 2019
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June 15, 2019|
Response from frogis3 | Reviewed this property |
There is a little walking, but it is mostly flat and takes little time during the tour. If you walk the hill to the monument, it can be steep in places, but a short distance. Elderly and kids can do it, no problem, just... More
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March 22, 2019|
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Response from travelkitty50 | Reviewed this property |
The visitor's center is open and operational. It looks exactly as it did before. I don't know what they did to "renovate" it but the admission has doubled.
October 7, 2018|
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Response from Firecracker777 | Reviewed this property |
Yes...my husband pulled out his National Park Pass at the front gate and they waved us through. Once you park, there are no more fees beyond that.