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“Outstanding”

The Monument to a Century of Flight
Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Kitty Hawk
Certificate of Excellence
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Greenville, North Carolina
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100 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
Reviewed December 23, 2013

This is a very interesting place where to go. It is pretty small but very well done. Very educational for everybody; kids will be fascinated. If you are planning a vacation in the Outer Banks do not miss this piece of history.

Visited January 2013
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Ashburn, Virginia
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“Simply simple and outstanding.”
Reviewed November 15, 2013

You have to see this museum if you are in Kitty Hawk. It isn't miles and miles of exhibits. But the ones they have hit the mark and the grounds are outstanding.

Visited November 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Fascinating piece of history”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

There are a number of different things to see and experience here, and we spent several happy hours learning about this fascinating piece of history. The main visitors' centre has an excellent display, which traces the inspiration and motivation of the Wright brothers and there is also a large airy room which holds models of their two first planes. We were lucky with the timing of our visit, as we were able to enjoy a Ranger talk - one of the best we've enjoyed, as the Ranger was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic. He made the talk interactive, and really went out of his way to engage the younger children there.

Outside the main visitors' centre, there is a separate exhibition space which has other artefacts, a shop and a film about the Wright brothers and the history of flight. You can walk to the memorial on top of the hill, see reconstructions of the hangar and cabin occupied by the brothers and walk to the four monuments which mark the distances of the first four flights.

I don't consider myself to be a particular enthusiast of aeroplanes or engineering feats, but this was a really interesting place to visit. Amazing to realise how much has been achieved in aviation in such a short time.

Visited October 2013
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Port Orange, Florida
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“Worth a look if you are in the area!!”
Reviewed November 8, 2013

I have been to this monument many times, it is at the back of the welcome center/rest stop in Kitty Hawk. It is something to see, it takes you through the history of flight with the many monuments that they have on the hill. If you didn't know it was there you could miss it. It is a site that would be of great interest to both aviation enthusiasts as well as history buffs. Went with my wife and two teens and they were fascinated, which doesn't happen often. If you are in the area it is definitely worth a look.....Happy Travels!!

Visited August 2013
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Pittsburgh, United States
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“Piqued our interest in the history of flight”
Reviewed November 7, 2013

I expected this attraction to be on the boring side but I was pleasantly surprised. My whole family, people aged 4-34, were more interested in the history of flight after this visit. The grounds and buildings are very widespread so if you have a very small child it would be wise to bring a stroller or baby carrier. The park rangers are helpful and eager to share info about the Wright Brothers in fun and age appropriate ways. One of the rangers timed runners to see if they could beat the time of the first flight. We were especially impressed with the life-sized metal sculpture of the first flight, which children can climb on and explore. The admission fees were extremely reasonable.

Visited June 2013
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