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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
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a special/historical place. You get to walk around, tour the monuments, learn the history of flight & maybe even fly a Wright glider (which came before adding an engine). You can tour the 'workshop'/garage and art sculpture. It is well worth the trip.

Thank Matthew W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here at Thanksgiving. There are some temporary displays and ranger led talks. It is a large area and pretty cool how they have it marked off how far each flight went. Lots of rooms for kids and pets and a lot of walking. It...More

1  Thank Karen P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The interior Museum was closed for repairs. But the Monument and exterior exhibits were very good and the figures and plane exhibit realistic

Thank virvine
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see site, especially for history buffs. Always a thrill to experience the historical sites where brilliant people changed the world! Very informative guides and plaques.

Thank TravelinManDan1955
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth paying your respects to the Wright Brothers and their quest for flight! Take the walk around, read the plaques, and make sure you take in the demonstration!

Thank Bill D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Despite the site undergoing major construction, closing the museum for a few months, it was still a fun visit. The history is fun to hear about from the Park Ranger tour, and the site itself is very beautiful. Overall, a must see in the area...More

1  Thank MBFNCNative
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice to be able to see where aviation history was made. It is under construction but there is a small shop with a Ranger who will answers any questions you may have. Kids will have fun running around the grounds and the monument is impressive...More

Thank MrsG262
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s fun because the rangers tell you a lot of history , but if you are overweight it will be hard to walk up to the monument. Also small children will like it because they have places to climb.

Thank Lauren A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even though it was a cold day, we really enjoyed walking around the grounds. It is very interesting to learn about Orville and Wilbur. The gift shop staff were very nice and the rangers were so knowledgeable. We have three older boys and they were...More

Thank Odella F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Must place to visit while on the OBX. Site of first flight by the Wright Brothers and maintained by the US government, Has interesting musuem plus a full scale metal statue of the first flight moment.. Both children & adults can enjoy this attraction

Thank James S
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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