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Wright Brothers National Memorial

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Mile post 7.5 on U.S. Highway 158, Kill Devil Hills, NC
+1 252-441-7430
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Park where visitors can see a replica of the Wright Brothers' plane and receive an entertaining history of flight.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Mile post 7.5 on U.S. Highway 158, Kill Devil Hills, NC
+1 252-441-7430
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Reviewed yesterday

Perfect for a cloudy day. The monument closes at 5:00 pm. We showed up at about 3:45 on a day that had seen mostly rain. It ended up being perfect, as I bet it would be pretty miserable standing out there on a hot sunny...More

Thank AliWenSon
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great experience, wonderful memorial for the Wright Brothers, our kiddos learned so much about how everything came about.

Thank Jodi S
Reviewed 2 days ago

This doesn't take long to visit, but it is so special to think flying began here!! Nice walk. Replica of the plane is there.

Thank Jo R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Being able to see some of NC history after living here for over 13 years was wonderful!! The monument was stunning!!

Thank 983adriennem
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wow! What a cool memorial. The question - "what will you do to change the world?" Was the kickoff for a walk of inspiration and motivation. You can appreciate the sacrifice , persistence, and ingenuity of the Wright family as you walk the grounds and...More

Thank zkrscasa
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A grand art-deco monument and fine museum paying tribute to the most famous pioneers of aviation. It's amazing to see the very spot where flight was first achieved! The museum is very informative with a scale replica of the Wright Brothers wooden aircraft. There's a...More

Thank dczanowski
Reviewed 3 days ago

We came for our vacation last week and totally enjoyed this National Memorial. We came early and were greeted at the gate by a park ranger who immediately sold my parents a National Parks pass for $10. This bargain gets you into all the National...More

Thank Kathy H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This park was under some construction so we cannot comment on the visitor center etc. Even so, it is a very nice memorial park, informative and scenic with great views. Bring a kite if you have one, and a camera for the great photo ops!...More

Thank Jenj621
Reviewed 5 days ago

A lot of history and information about the Wright Bros. We did not have a lot of time to spend here. but the walk up to the memorial was well worth it. Grandkids loved it and the view from up top is amazing. Hope to...More

Thank maryb1812
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great exhibits -- very informative. The ranger's presentation gave us a great overview of the history and personal accounts of the Wright brothers. It got us so interested that we bought a book about it.

Thank musenc
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April 18, 2017|
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Response from Clare G | Reviewed this property |
$7 per person or free for a car load with a Senior Pass for National Parks.
Sarah T
February 23, 2017|
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Response from stephen p | Reviewed this property |
Make sure they stay on the walkways as much as possible. There were little cactus all over when we were there
Mary I
July 31, 2016|
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Response from Christina H | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is however recently oct 20, 2016 they will be closing the main building for 2 years to do a major renovation so the replica is at Raleigh nc temporarily until the major renovation is done. In the mean time they are... More