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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 Must See in OBX

Aside from it being a brutally hot day in August, our visit to the Wright Brothers National Memorial with our young grandchildren was a highlight of our trip to OBX. The museum... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Aside from it being a brutally hot day in August, our visit to the Wright Brothers National Memorial with our young grandchildren was a highlight of our trip to OBX. The museum did a good job of laying out the process of developing powered flight. The kids were most taken by the full scale repoduction of the original plane. And... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the memorial few days ago, and it was worth the time. I highly recommend everyone takes the time to listen to ranger's presentation. It was very educational and informative.

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Cohoes, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

excellent day with the family lots of info & quality time, spent a few hours learning a few things & even a few I thought I knew, free parking!!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Despite it being 100 degrees outside we went anyway. For $7/adult (kids free) it was well worth seeing the site. We walked up the hill to the memorial, then caught the 30 minute talk inside. Dan was a great speaker, very engaging, humorous, and knowledgeable. Seeing the working replica along with all the other displays really brought it all to... More 

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Port Matilda, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hard to believe humans have only been flying for about 100 years. If Orville and Wilbur could have known.. Ive been working on getting my private pilots license for awhile. For any one interested in aviation or history, this is must see. Go on a sunny day and be prepared to walk. Stay on the paths as there are small... More 

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

Even if you aren't that interested in flying, airplanes, or pilots, this is worth a visit. The 45-minute talk about the Wright Brothers explains the importance of their research and puts into perspective where we have come from there. It's a good hike to the top of the sand dune that was used for gliding tests, but you can drive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Family friendly , great breakaway from the beach for an hour or two. Part of our amazing aviation history comes alive as you experience this first hand.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you take a second to take in the magnitude of the discovery that happened there, this park is a can't miss. The rangers give hourly speaking engagements (one is inside showing the glider and one is outside walking the grounds) which are really informative and cool. We watched the indoor one and I would recommend it. The grounds are... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful location and monument. Steep hill for those that may have health issues. Teenage boys in our group really enjoyed this destination. Very clean and well maintained.

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Sumter, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Easy to find, easy to navigate, family friendly. This is mostly fun for adults, but plenty of green space for kids to run and play. Not a lot indoors, but the history took place outside. The markers and notations on them were great, seeing the space between each landing was cool. The hike up to the monument was not difficult... More 

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