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Wright Brothers National Memorial

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Address: Mile post 7.5 on U.S. Highway 158, Kill Devil Hills, NC
Phone Number: +1 252-441-7430
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Park where visitors can see a replica of the Wright Brothers' plane and...

Park where visitors can see a replica of the Wright Brothers' plane and receive an entertaining history of flight.

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This was a highlight of our trip. Ranger talk in Visitor Center is a must do. Replica of the Wright Bros. plane helps to make experience meaningful. Also enjoyed aviator... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a highlight of our trip. Ranger talk in Visitor Center is a must do. Replica of the Wright Bros. plane helps to make experience meaningful. Also enjoyed aviator stories and portraits. I had just finished reading the Wright biography before this visit. That helped me appreciate the elements of space, weather, travel, and storage issues of these brave... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Ok so my wife is a flight attendants so she really enjoyed seeing where the first flight ever took place. We walked to the top of the memorial and the view was WOW! Afterwards, they have a replica of the plane that was used and we were able to take pictures beside it. Nice place to visit.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The site is undergoing renovation, so the visitor's center wasn't open. They have a temporary center where you can buy souvenirs. We were there over Thanksgiving and it was cold and very gusty, but we will always remember this trip. The view from the memorial is really nice and great exercise getting there!

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Kettering, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bitter sweet..... I am from Ohio, and we were the first in flight and home of the wright brothers..... anyway very educational and interesting visited twice during our week stay

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Greensboro NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently read David McCullough's wonderful book on the Wright Brothers, so we made it a point to go see this memorial; we have driven by it for years without stopping in. We came upon the ranger in the middle of his short (30 minutes?) guided tour; we were lucky indeed. He was describing the perseverance and genius of these... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make a quick swing by on your trip to the Outer Banks to see the spot of the Wright brothers flight!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on an 57degree windy day before Thanksgiving. The main building is closed for renovation (not to be completed til 2018?!) but they set up a very small gift shop/ info center. The pamphlet gives more info on the history. Drive around back of the monument and park by the statue of wright plane (interactive- you can climb aboard).... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful interpretation by Ranger of the Wright brothers accomplishment. Be sure to arrive early for the guided overview.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great museum & outdoor area to teach kids about the origins of flight! Monuments to show the flight path at the actual site where the Wright Brothers flew. Educational opportunity while vacationing in the outer banks. When it gets too hot at the beach, venture to this small, air conditioned museum with your kids!

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Conway, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been visiting the OBX for 20+ years. Love to see that the museum has been upgraded along with the grounds. We've had 2 children growing up visiting.

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