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Wright Brothers National Memorial

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Park where visitors can see a replica of the Wright Brothers' plane and receive an entertaining history of flight.
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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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My husband is a bit of an aviation nerd (former USAF mechanic) so this was the perfect place to spend the afternoon learning about the Wright Brothers. Be prepared to do some walking!!! To get to the actual monument is an uphill walk.....not terrible, but...More

Thank C_villeChar
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...More

Thank dhandus2
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
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...More

Thank Kevin B
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...More

Thank Divemasterking
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...More

Thank hounds75
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...More

Thank gdeakins
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...More

Thank douglaslS8161YJ
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...More

Thank Frank S
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...More

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7 October 2018|
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Response from Robin Y | Reviewed this property |
The Visitor Center wasn't open due to construction.
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5 October 2018|
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Response from john461212 | Reviewed this property |
Its free
21 August 2018|
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Response from Denise K | Reviewed this property |
the talk is about 30 minutes. Then you can take as much or as little time you want. You can do all in about 2 hours or less depending on how much you want to walk.