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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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You have to experience the power of the wind here

This was my third time visiting this place and remember most the feeling of the wind that almost never ceases. The main visitor center was being remodeled during our stay, but... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
KathleenE190
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Waco, Texas, United States
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Waco, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was my third time visiting this place and remember most the feeling of the wind that almost never ceases. The main visitor center was being remodeled during our stay, but the day was beautiful even in December. The new cast figures and model plane added another dimension to the experience. The story of flight is important for young and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful and historical site. Makes you feel like you're back in 1903. Free for active duty and reasonable prices. Off the highway so easy to find. Monuments are great and a must visit.

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Grasonville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a wonderful stop, I couldn't spend a lot of time there but I will go back and see more of it. the hike to the top of the monument was a little tough, but getting there was great.

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Bradley, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The main visitors center is being remodeled. There is a temporary gift shop. I happened upon a Park Service guided tour, which was very good. Had I not happened to see the Ranger talking to the group, I would not have known about the tour. He was very informative. With the main visitor center being remodeled, this attraction is mainly... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can't visit Kitty Hawk and not visit the Wright Brothers' Memorial. I felt very blessed to walk and at times, stand in the same spots that Orville and Wilbur Wright once stood. This park is very well maintained. We were there on a very windy 50 degree day. I would suggest visiting on a warmer day! But make sure... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have always heard about this place and finally got to see it. Its a shame that the National Park Service has let the interior deteriorate. We were told by the staff the building and its exhibits may be closed next year. You can take a guided tour of the grounds or self tour. Make sure to take the climb to... More 

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Jefferson City, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

My title comes from an amazing talk given by the Park Ranger Historian. If it moves you to tears to stand on the spot where momentous things happened, do not miss this park. My visit was in December, and it was cold and windy, just like the day the Wright Brothers lifted the human race toward the sky.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

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 9 November 2016

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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