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Wright Brothers National Memorial

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 2 days ago

We visited the monument on a windy,rainy day, but enjoyed it thoroughly! The tour guide was very entertaining and knowledgable! The sight is well marked.

Thank betsyk757
Reviewed 2 days ago

Really expected more than what was there. Enjoyed the visit though love history. They were remodeling the visitors center so maybe that would bring more to life. They lady that was at the booth when we came in I thought really needed to be more...More

Thank redlancer33
Reviewed 4 days ago

Even though the museum is under construction we thoroughly enjoyed our time. We had a half hour talk from one of the park rangers, Stephanie. She was excellent and filled us in on the history of the Wright brothers. How they came to Kitty Hawk...More

Thank Bonnie H
Reviewed 5 days ago

I love the memorial and visit several times a year. However the National Park System is currently renovating the onsite museum. The prior museum was a great place for a ranger talk as it was protected from the heat, cold and rain. Currently the talks...More

1  Thank Paul P
Reviewed 5 days ago

Unfortunately visitor center was closed during my visit, appears they are making improvements. So cool to stand where they took off, and then take a walk and stop at each of the four markers indicating the distance they were able to fly. The hangar and...More

Thank gordondavid
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 5 visited this historical landmark on an overcast/misty day while on vacation in June in the Outer Banks. The entry charge is $7/person paid at the guard house off the road. There are ongoing renovations at the indoor museum, but there is...More

Thank PhiladelphiaMary
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited on a recent trip to Kill Devil Hills. We did not know their visitor center/museum was being refurbished. The guard the the main entrance told us it had been moved to a temporary building. Thinking (incorrectly) that they must have...More

1  Thank Mark B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family (two adults, two twenty-somethings) really enjoyed our visit. We brought our two dogs as most everything is outside. The Ranger who gave our talk was the best we've had at any monument or historical site. The talk is given under a large tent...More

Thank markandkarenbrown
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ranger Talk that was given outside the first ever airplane hangar (looks rather shed-like) and continued at the site of the first flight is not to be missed. He did a fantastic job explaining everything and mentally transporting the group to the early 1900s....More

Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to learn about the Wright brothers and the first flight! A must see for History buffs.

Thank Bill H
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Johnny H
14 August 2017|
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Response from molarman26 | Reviewed this property |
Yes from the back by bike
19 April 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
24 February 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