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The Monument to a Century of Flight

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Address: Aycock Brown Welcome Center, Kitty Hawk, NC

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Interesting place that I always wanted to see

You have to purchase a park pass and it is good for a week. They have an interpretive talk and you can also walk up to the monument (great view) or drive around to the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Candy B
Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You have to purchase a park pass and it is good for a week. They have an interpretive talk and you can also walk up to the monument (great view) or drive around to the re-enactment statues. Life sized statues and plane that old and young can climb on. I wish the original plane had of been there but I... More 

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Lone Star, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Requires lots of reading and walking but very little visual entertainment. Not likely to be of interest to children.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

This has been, by far, the most inspiring stop of our trip. Aside of the awesomeness of being in the birthplace of flight, the encouraging words of the park ranger on the guided tour left me with a new appreciation for things considered to be impossible. I definately suggest visiting! Be sure to include the ranger tour!

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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

If you love aircraft history and a fascinating story of two brothers running a bicycle company this is the place to visit. We have not only an outstanding museum but also the landmarks of the first, second, third and 4th flight. Not tobe missed are the bronze life size sculptures depicting that famous day. The museum is filled with the... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

The monument covers a very expansive area with excellent short explanations of the first short flights of the Wright Brothers together with markers allowing you to walk the distance of those flights. There is a large hill, which used to be a sand dune, on top of which is the memorial to the Wright Brothers - this is the hill... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This area has been well preserved to explain in great detail the work of the Wright brothers. Areas is well marked, that help explains the work of the right brothers and shows in details of the flight that would put them down in the history books. There is also a museum which is a must to see.

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Murfreesboro, TN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We truly enjoyed our visit to the welcome center at the Wright Brothers Memorial. It was very informative and educational. We learned so much and recommend this experience for all.

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Euless, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

When you see how far Wright brothers came from their initial flights it still stuns me. Orville actually got to see jet travel. Can you imagine? excellent exhibits

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Not to be missed! Super little museum, a great walk about the well maintained grounds. Park staff ALL very knowledgeable and helpful. Also, some picnic tables. (no real food available on premises) but enjoy the park, the history as you can and share a take away picnic. Is a National Park, please respect and enjoy your visit!!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

This attraction helps you to appreciate the first flight by the Wright Brothers. There's a museum which gives the facts and background on the Brothers. Outside, you can see the distance representing how long the first flights were; there are nice stone monuments for each. You can also walk up to the top of the former sand dune used to... More 

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