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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
Phone Number: +1 252-441-7430
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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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Bitter sweet..... I am from Ohio, and we were the first in flight and home of the wright brothers..... anyway very educational and interesting visited twice during our week stay

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Kettering, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Bitter sweet..... I am from Ohio, and we were the first in flight and home of the wright brothers..... anyway very educational and interesting visited twice during our week stay

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Greensboro NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I recently read David McCullough's wonderful book on the Wright Brothers, so we made it a point to go see this memorial; we have driven by it for years without stopping in. We came upon the ranger in the middle of his short (30 minutes?) guided tour; we were lucky indeed. He was describing the perseverance and genius of these... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Make a quick swing by on your trip to the Outer Banks to see the spot of the Wright brothers flight!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited on an 57degree windy day before Thanksgiving. The main building is closed for renovation (not to be completed til 2018?!) but they set up a very small gift shop/ info center. The pamphlet gives more info on the history. Drive around back of the monument and park by the statue of wright plane (interactive- you can climb aboard).... More 

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Thank Deborah V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful interpretation by Ranger of the Wright brothers accomplishment. Be sure to arrive early for the guided overview.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great museum & outdoor area to teach kids about the origins of flight! Monuments to show the flight path at the actual site where the Wright Brothers flew. Educational opportunity while vacationing in the outer banks. When it gets too hot at the beach, venture to this small, air conditioned museum with your kids!

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Conway, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been visiting the OBX for 20+ years. Love to see that the museum has been upgraded along with the grounds. We've had 2 children growing up visiting.

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New Minas, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this site in November, the visitor centre, outdoor exhibits, monument and life size replica of the wright brothers first flight was impressive. Lots of history to be learned here! We had a beautiful sunny day to explore the outdoor exhibits, very interesting. Highly recommend coming!

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Thank Anne B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bring an interesting chapter in our nation's history book to life. It is fascinating journey back in time, and a great reminder of how far we've progressed since that brief Kitty Hawk flight. School age kids to adults can enjoy learning interesting and surprising facts in an engaging environment.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having a background in aviation, I have always wanted to visit the site of the Wright Brother's first flights. Although I have known the details of the flights for most of my life, it was really enlightening to see how short those first flights really were. We enjoyed our tour with the Ranger, who really brought the story alive. I... More 

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