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Wright Brothers National Memorial

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Address: 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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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Park where visitors can see a replica of the Wright Brothers' plane and...

Park where visitors can see a replica of the Wright Brothers' plane and receive an entertaining history of flight.

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Inspiring testimonial to the Wright Brothers

We visited in the morning - since it was December it was not very crowded at all, but more and more people came in over time. After spending over 20 years working on flight... read more

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Boxborough, Massachusetts
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Boxborough, Massachusetts
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited in the morning - since it was December it was not very crowded at all, but more and more people came in over time. After spending over 20 years working on flight related projects, this was a pilgrimage. And it did not disappoint. Standing on the ground were it all began gave me the shivers! Amazing to witness... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been here many times when the museum was open and highly recommend it but be aware that the museum is currently under renovation and isn't open. That being said we were not charged admission which can add up quickly. The memorial itself is still accessible as is the hanger and the cabin the brothers lived in. Be aware that... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed the indoor museum and the outdoor monument. I liked seeing the distances of the different flights. The walk up the hill to the monument gives you great views of the surrounding area.

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Thank ImanLily
Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if you have a mild interest in flight, this is a must visit. Take a walk up the hill and visit the monument. Some really nice views from up there all around. The visitor center was moved to a temporary building when we had visited but it's still a trip that's totally worth it.

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Thank Markujitsu
Mooresville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

anyone who is interested in the history of flight should visit this site. great museum and guided tour through the process of flight. life like replica on site to get the feel of the Wright Bros in action

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First, I would recommend an early trip. This place fills up fast. The museum offers some great information that they never taught us in school. But my favorite part was walking the grounds and seeing where history took place is the most amazing part. Take plenty of pictures especially on top of the hill where the panoramic views of the... More 

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Thank Stan R
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an excellent take. They have a full sized replica of the original Wright flyer. The accompaning lecture is educational and very well presented. It's amazing how much the technology grounded by these brothers has evolved.

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Thank Robert S
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have ANY interest in flight, this place is worth the pilgrimage. The visitor's centre was in a temporary building when we visited (the main building was being refurbished), so we didn't get to see any artefacts, but there were still very knowledgeable volunteers available to walk visitors through the site. We visited the actual Flyer at the Smithsonian... More 

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Morrisville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed our stop here! The park ranger did an excellent job of telling us about the Wright Brothers and their flight attempts there, as well as a bit about their lives in Ohio. So informative, and an inspiration, too!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fitting place for the aero engineer and photobug to visit. Touring the site of the first powered manned flight (07 Dec 1903) proved to be weather challenging. Academic perspective of what the Wright brothers did can be gained from books, but the physical environment must be felt to appreciate their achievement. Under sunny skies, we felt the... More 

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