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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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The memorial area is large with plenty of parking, be prepared for a moderate amount of walking if you want to park in the center lot. There are other parking lots though if you don't feel like walking too much. We walked all the way...More

Thank Rafal R
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Reviewed yesterday

The visitor center is still under renovation, but the temporary center did the job, right down to having stamps for the National Parks passports and the Junior Ranger program. Nice. All of the exhibits and the center are completely accessible, which is great. But if...More

Thank Pat F
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Reviewed yesterday

My family is all about aviation so of course this was a good stop. Unfortunately for us, the main visitor center was closed for renovations, but we enjoyed the sight nonetheless. Very interesting to see how they first flew. It's a tiring walk up the...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice job by citizens of NC and National Park Service. The monument on (what remains of) Big Kill Devil Hill was impressive. The stones marking the takeoff point and successive landings on December 17, 1903 provided excellent perspective. [I began my Navy pilot career just...More

Thank CtheSea
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We didn't even know this was on our way as we travelled so we stopped on a whim. Pretty cool to see only drawback was the main building was closed for repair/updating. $10 pp.

Thank Martha T
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a great place to spend several hours. It was a short but steep climb to the top of the sand dune where the Wright Brothers flew their plane but totally worth it. This is very well laid out with markers of how far...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

LArge open field that has displays and markers all about the first air flight you can spend a hour or more, we were there in May 2018 and they are remodeling the museum.

Thank qxjim
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went on a cloudy day and had a good time. The museum was closed so we were limited in one of the main activities. From 9-11 they loan out kites to fly or you can bring your own. The wind there was great for...More

Thank Paul B
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Even tho visitor center closed this year for remodeling the site is still very much worth the stop. Allow about an hour or more especially if you want to take in the 40 minute or so wonderful park program about the Wright Brothers. Our speaker...More

Thank Mary C
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Even though the main museum building is currently closed because it’s being refurbished, the outside parts of the historic site are worth the price of admission. After all, the actual flight tests and first flights were on the fields! In the test flight field, We...More

Thank M H
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June 15, 2018|
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Yes it does. $10 per adult and children under 16 are free.
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June 14, 2018|
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Response from Beauregard70 | Reviewed this property |
I took my 11 year old boy there a few weeks ago. Understand that there is really not a lot to see there that would be captivating for a young child. It's a huge field with a couple of small barns. There is also a large... More
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Timothypt1
May 24, 2018|
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Response from Byron S | Reviewed this property |
There is a temporary Visitor Center erected to the south of the main building. It is absent the full scale model, of course. The permanent center is under major refurbishment and is planned to reopen by Labor Day. The... More
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