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Reviewed today via mobile

The commitment and ingenuity of two brothers is given to us, the visitor, firsthand. The renovated visitor center is well thought out and detailed from the initial art work of aviators as you first enter the hall, then into the room with small scale models and a large replica of their work. Followed by displays of their patent, journal entries, letters of support, and much more. The interactive displays were used by children and adults alike. If you have children, depending on the age a Junior Ranger booklet is available. It is probably one of the best my daughter has ever worked on. Ask for the booklet at the Rangers desk, hand it in to the same desk when done. The badge she earned is the only one now displayed on her school backpack. If you picked up a kite while in town, this is the place to give a try. Depending on health issues, you will not be able to see the monument up close it is a climb to the top. However, you can drive around it to the back side and see the beautiful sculptures.

Thank dhandus2
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Neat to see this firsthand, especially the outdoor items. We learned a lot in the museum. a bit of a walk to the monument.

Thank KateS011918
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Reviewed 2 days ago

At least once in your lifetime you need go out of your way to visit where man first conquered powered flight!

Also, visit the nearby Military Aviation Museum in Pungo Virginia where they have dozens of antique planes that still fly!

You can hike Kill Devil's Hill knowing you are stepping with the Wright Brothers and their crew walked all those years ago. Walk the flightline, and go through the well done displays in the museum.

Take the time, and make the visit. You will be happy.

Thank Kevin B
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Even if you have been before, you MUST go again since the NEW park visitor center has opened this fall (2018)! It really is THAT good. The way the story is told, using multi-media approaches in a modern, clean format, is simply amazing. Be prepared for windy conditions (of course), but the sand and dunes are all but gone. The National Parks are still one of the best things our government does. There is a fee for this one, though.

Thank Divemasterking
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Wright Brothers National Memorial. The visit started out on a high note because we just happened to visit on a day when admission was free. The memorial to the Wright brothers that sits high on a dune in the memorial commemorates their achievements and indomitable spirit. Standing on the dune one can just imagine the brothers repeatedly climbing up the hill to try just one more time to experiment and perfect their gliders. On a level area below the memorial are stones marking the first successful airplane flights of the Wright brothers. In addition to the outdoor sites the memorial contains a modern indoor museum. An uplifting place to visit that recalls one of man-kinds greatest achievements.

Thank hounds75
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visit the site of aviation history and learn about the Wright family as well as the brothers who pioneered air flight. Their story of persistence, ingenuity and perseverance is documented with story boards, displays and artifacts. Good outdoor or indoor activity. Allow 45-90 minutes. Park Ranger guided tours are available. Enjoyable and enjoyable. National Park fees apply.

Thank gdeakins
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is the national park so unless you have a pass it costs $10 per person - but it is well worth it. The research and exhibits are interesting and tell a great story. The life sized replica is amazing. The view (after a nice uphill hike) is inspiring. Please go. You won’t regret it. An aside: the Ranger inside the center can help young children become junior park rangers, complete with badge. Saw 1 youngster do it and everyone almost started crying it was so well done and meaningful for the child. She will never forget the experience!

Thank douglaslS8161YJ
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Reviewed 6 days ago

You may disagree as to where the first flight took place or even who was the first person to actually fly an aircraft but this monument is inspirational in that it causes you to recall how far we have come in such a relative short time. From cloth to a moon landing in just a few short years..... Wow! If you stop to look at this monument be sure to take some time to visit the nearby museum to flight. It is interesting and educational for children.

Thank Frank S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The walking trail around the monument is about 1 mile long. You can climb the may trails leading upward to the monument and get your cardio in! The monument itself is beautiful and obviously significant to history. The view is spectacular as you can see for miles up and down the Outer Banks, including the ocean and Jockey's Ridge Sand Dunes! Awesome!

Thank David P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't necessarily looking forward to going to the Wright Brother's National Memorial but I'm glad I did. Going there really had me a bit more excited about history and the history of flight. A big hill climb to get to the top of the memorial allows you to see all quite the view. (Paved walkway so not hard to get up but it is steep! :) ) There are also various items to see and view. Worth a visit.

Thank Julie F
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