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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

This was a great place to visit. If you can fly or have access to a smaller aircraft you can fly in and land right next to the memorial which is absolutely fantastic. The only reason I give it a "4" is for expectations. This...More

Thank musket_trip
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here was excellent! It was a weekend night when we visited and it appears this is the place for the locals to eat! The wait was a little long but the food was very well worth it, good portion size and the customer...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited this memorial a few times over the years and each time it is more impressive. The addition of the monument at the top of the hill and the replica of the Wright Brothers plane is extremely well done. We enjoyed our visit...More

Thank Linda G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Part of the story of the Wright Brothers happened where this monument was built. Quite a walk to get to the top, but the views surrounding this are worth it.

Thank HelenMaddix
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the memorial and being able to view the flight path from the monument on the hill. Park visitor center under renovation to be completed on 2018. Still very interesting.

Thank jamesag2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

GREAT EXHIBITS. there is a trail to walk to the top of the hill. There was a lot on parking places. Memorial was easy to find.

Thank clumzee
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small national park located in Kill Devil Hills just south of Kitty Hawk. It’s a good place to get a feel for what it might have been like in the early 1900s when the brothers were testing their flying machines. On the...More

1  Thank Jessica O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What was it like to know that you could build a machine that would fly like a bird? Although the visitor center is being rebuilt, (2017j, volunteers share the timeline, the date line and the actual line showing the distance of the flights of the...More

Thank MNlake
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited in September and unfortunately the main exhibition building was closed for renovations. However, the property is quite nice, large, lots of walking to see it all. Knowledgeable guides giving talks at different times.

Thank Terri H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can not recall exactly when, but sometime during the 1950-60's when space exploration was about to become reality, my school mates and I learned of the Wright Brothers' historical feats with the first powered airplane flights. In October 2017, my wife and I visited...More

Thank montereyjack2015
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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
18 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