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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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“wright brothers” (129 reviews)
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Mile post 7.5 on U.S. Highway 158, Kill Devil Hills, NC
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+1 252-441-7430
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"park ranger"
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"kill devil"
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"visitor center is"
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"living quarters"
in 39 reviews
"life size"
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"full scale"
in 46 reviews
"powered flight"
in 83 reviews
"kitty hawk"
in 153 reviews
"flight path"
in 38 reviews
"the outer banks"
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"ranger presentation"
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"great place to visit"
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"markers showing"
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"piece of history"
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Reviewed yesterday

Being from Wapakoneta, Ohio the home of Neil Armstrong, we have a love for the history of flight! The Memorial is Beautiful at day and night. Take the time and pay a visit and take pride in the Wright Brothers and their undying passion for...More

Thank Robin B
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Reviewed yesterday

Too bad the visitor center has been closed for renovations past18 months and still not done. Otherwise this is an important lesson in how far we have come in a little over 100 years. Can only imagine if these guys could see how aviation is...More

Thank Leonard M
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The memorial is absolutely beautiful. Admission paid is good for return visits up to a week. The building with all the pictures and history fact sheets was under renovation which was sad. But all and all it is a beautiful park. Tip for hot days......More

Thank BethABC12
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Wright Bros National Historic Site was what my husband was looking forward to during our Outer Banks trip most. Unfortunately, the visitor center is being renovated and won't be finished until fall. I believe the $10/person was pricey since the visitor center was not...More

Thank patyree510
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Visitors Center closed for remodeling until fall 2018, so all summer presentations are outdoors (sweat, sweat). Excellent historical review of the Wright Brothers, their family and the invention of the first practical airplane.

Thank FLYBYU
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There is quite a bit of work being done which has closed the main building to the public during restoration. Still, it's an awesome place to visit. We listened to a park ranger tell the story behind the Wright brothers and how they came to...More

Thank 20hdk
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We all know about the Wright Brothers and what they contributed to aviation. When the brothers were testing their aircraft, Kitty Hawk must have been a desolate place since they liked the constant wind for their experiments. Lots of history and information.

Thank max1111111
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great visit except for museum closure. Park ranger presentation was excellent. Hot day so take beverages with you on walks.

Thank ConstructiveCritic
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The memorial area is large with plenty of parking, be prepared for a moderate amount of walking if you want to park in the center lot. There are other parking lots though if you don't feel like walking too much. We walked all the way...More

Thank Rafal R
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The visitor center is still under renovation, but the temporary center did the job, right down to having stamps for the National Parks passports and the Junior Ranger program. Nice. All of the exhibits and the center are completely accessible, which is great. But if...More

Thank Pat F
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15 June 2018|
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Yes it does. $10 per adult and children under 16 are free.
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14 June 2018|
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Response from Beauregard70 | Reviewed this property |
I took my 11 year old boy there a few weeks ago. Understand that there is really not a lot to see there that would be captivating for a young child. It's a huge field with a couple of small barns. There is also a large... More
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Timothypt1
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Response from Byron S | Reviewed this property |
There is a temporary Visitor Center erected to the south of the main building. It is absent the full scale model, of course. The permanent center is under major refurbishment and is planned to reopen by Labor Day. The... More
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