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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
+1 252-441-7430
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Awesome to stand near where the Wright brothers tested their gliders and in the spots where the motorized air machine took to the air for the first four times. Disappointed that the Visitors Center was closed for construction and updating (scheduled to open in 2018)....More

Thank Stusan N
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well worth the visit. Be sure to hear the story from the rangers. Recommend it to all ages. They are redoing some of the visitors center. It will really be worth it.

Thank Yvette S
Reviewed yesterday

My one piece of advice is to attend one of the Ranger Talks. It only takes about 30, and it is worth far more than the $7 cost of admission. There were a number of facts presented that I had never heard before this trip....More

Thank RockChalkEm
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visitors center is being renovated, but park admission ($7) has not been reduced. Minimalist temporary center basically a small gift shop. Quite the hike to the memorial.

Thank MEP422
Reviewed 2 days ago

You read about it in school, but to be able to see it for real is so amazing! What guts those guys had! Seriously! I loved walking the whole site and just trying to feel their excitement!

Thank amethystgirl29
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited the monument on a windy,rainy day, but enjoyed it thoroughly! The tour guide was very entertaining and knowledgable! The sight is well marked.

Thank betsyk757
Reviewed 4 days ago

Really expected more than what was there. Enjoyed the visit though love history. They were remodeling the visitors center so maybe that would bring more to life. They lady that was at the booth when we came in I thought really needed to be more...More

Thank redlancer33
Reviewed 6 days ago

Even though the museum is under construction we thoroughly enjoyed our time. We had a half hour talk from one of the park rangers, Stephanie. She was excellent and filled us in on the history of the Wright brothers. How they came to Kitty Hawk...More

Thank Bonnie H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the memorial and visit several times a year. However the National Park System is currently renovating the onsite museum. The prior museum was a great place for a ranger talk as it was protected from the heat, cold and rain. Currently the talks...More

1  Thank Paul P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately visitor center was closed during my visit, appears they are making improvements. So cool to stand where they took off, and then take a walk and stop at each of the four markers indicating the distance they were able to fly. The hangar and...More

Thank gordondavid
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Johnny H
13 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
23 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