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Owner description: Park where visitors can see a replica of the Wright Brothers' plane and receive an entertaining history of flight.
Big Stone Gap, Virginia
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“Interesting place to visit”
Reviewed January 9, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed seeing the story of the development of the airplane and the first flight. Photos, displays, etc. make the learning experience a pleasure.

Visited June 2013
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87 reviews
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“Pleasantly Surprised!”
Reviewed January 6, 2014

My husband and I visited this national memorial in September. Quite frankly, I was a bit ambivalent about visiting but my husband insisted. I'm so glad he did! The park ranger did an excellent job on the presentation. (It's a must see.) The overall experience was historical yet relate-able because we were told the human story (not just dates, etc.). The grounds are lovely to walk - just wear comfy shoes - markers, monument, sculpture, pavilion, and all. The views at the top are beautiful!

Visited September 2013
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United Kingdom
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118 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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“A history lesson in aviation”
Reviewed January 4, 2014

We visited the Wright Brothers National Memorial during our winter vacation (Christmas week) at Kill Devil Hills. This is where Wilbur and Orville Wright conducted the world’s first heavier than air, powered controlled flight on December 17, 1903. In the auditorium we attended a Ranger programme and heard some interesting stories of their endeavours. In addition to models of their planes, the shed where they camped, and the hanger where they kept their planes, you can see markers showing the starting point and the landing points of their first four flights. If you hike up to the monument, you will get a panoramic view of the surrounding areas. Admission is $4 per adult.

Visited December 2013
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Rockville Centre, New York
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28 attraction reviews
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“You can feel the history.”
Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

Walking around you can just imagine what the Wright brothers were doing over 100 years ago. Amazing place to visit.

Visited July 2013
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“Don't miss this memorial”
Reviewed January 1, 2014

If you are the least bit interested in the Wright brothers and their contributions to manned flight you should stop here. They have a great museum, a model of their first plane and a markings showing the length of each of their first flights. We also enjoyed a wonderful, enthusiastic presentation by a ranger describing the work of the Wright Brothers and how they built their first plane.

Visited December 2013
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