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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.
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  • 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

Quick - what do you think of when you hear "Kitty Hawk"? Most people will quickly remember the Wright Brothers - Wilbur and Orville. So OF COURSE you'll want to visit the Memorial. Don't be put off by the current renovation of the Visitor Center...More

Thank HersheyCultureSeeker
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was great to see where the first flight (really 4) took place. The reconstructed camp is neat, too. There is plenty of parking around the monument and lots of walkways up to it, as well. They are a bit steep and it is extremely...More

Thank raewalkins
Reviewed 2 days ago

Main building was under renovation when we were there. Wright brothers history was covered and you could walk the distance they flew. Memorial is up a hill. Plane sculpture. About it.

Thank JoyceeC
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

An amazing memorial of the first flight. A must see when in town. Go early or on a rainy day... very very hot. A lot of walking but well worth it. Thoroughly enjoyed the ranger and his story. The history and education enjoyed by us...More

Thank jackieoboyle
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was extremely hot and there is very little shade so bring water! The walk up to the monument is very steep so don't wear flip flops like I did or your ankles will be feeling it. I really enjoyed the stories the park ranger...More

Thank Indigomoon915
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a good place to spend an hour or two learning more about the Wright brothers and their place in aviation history. Walking the hill to the main memorial site and then down made you appreciate what the Wright brothers had to go through...More

Thank miken_in_az
Reviewed 4 days ago

I enjoyed the visit very much having attended one of the ranger programs. The park ranger provide a very nice 30 minute long presentation of the history of the Wright Brothers and their quest to make flight possible. Nicely done

Thank chazcorey
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Replicas of the Wright Bros. 1st flights. Out side you can walk the distance of the 1st few flights they took. Also a replica of what their living quarters were like along with there workshop.

Thank W6374NWbob
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great museum and monument!! Inside the museum is lots of information and walking the flight path is inspirational.

Thank Erica S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great to see this place being so well looked after and a new visitor centre being built. Basically its a monument, a few replica buildings and a shop, but the presentation by the ranger was excellent (30 mins) and the entrance ticket is valid for...More

Thank Size12
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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
Mary I
1 August 2016|
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Response from Christina H | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is however recently oct 20, 2016 they will be closing the main building for 2 years to do a major renovation so the replica is at Raleigh nc temporarily until the major renovation is done. In the mean time they are... More