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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 3 days ago

I've been wanting to come here for years. Finally got it done. This is very much an outdoor exhibit, so be prepared for somw walking and whatever the weather is. It's not flashy or exurberant. It's history.

Thank Rick C
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Visitor's Center was under renovation during our visit, but we still had the opportunity to check out the grounds. Not to mention, the views of Outer Banks are wonderful from the Wright Brothers Monument. Definitely a cool place to explore.

Thank Kristi V
Reviewed 1 week ago

There was still a lot to see and do even though the visitors center is currently closed while undergoing renovation.

Thank Kelly L
Reviewed 1 week ago

very enjoyable ... it's an hour&half max visit and the staffing is sparse, but the memorial and details are good. the main visitor centre is currently closed which was a shame, but a good $7 well spent

Thank Stuart D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The 100th anniversary of Wilbur and Orville’s first flight on December 17, 2003, drew large crowds to the Wright Brothers National Memorial on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Things have been quieter since, but the Memorial is still an exciting and worthwhile place to visit. The...More

Thank D2958ZXgarym
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thought this would be a fun thing to do on vacation, not the very best part of the whole trip! Take the time to listen to the park ranger presentation to get the most out of your visit. One of the most incredible historical...More

1  Thank Tiffany D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The National Park Serviceis to be commended for the outstanding design, maintenance and operation of this extraordinary memorial park. The layout allows you to visit as long or short as you wish. You can drive the well designed circular route in 10 minutes or spend...More

Thank Claude F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Wright brothers memorial is interesting and fun to learn about. The statue at the top of the hill is beautiful once you climb up to look at it. A great free thing to do!

Thank Emily B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wasn't all that interested to stop here but figured since we were in the area we should make an effort to recognize such an awesome achievement. Was pleasantly surprised. Area is laid out very well with lots of information in easy to read format....More

Thank Corusc80
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a special/historical place. You get to walk around, tour the monuments, learn the history of flight & maybe even fly a Wright glider (which came before adding an engine). You can tour the 'workshop'/garage and art sculpture. It is well worth the trip.

Thank Matthew W
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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