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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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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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Unfortunately, it was closing when we arrived so only was able to walk around a bit. As we were leaving, about 6 deer ran from one wooded area, to a far off wooded area, it was... read more

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Miami
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Unfortunately, it was closing when we arrived so only was able to walk around a bit. As we were leaving, about 6 deer ran from one wooded area, to a far off wooded area, it was quite spectacular. This is something that is a must see before leaving the Outer Banks.

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Southern Shores, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a wonderful facility. Great historical significance and a lovely way to spend an afternoon. Great

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The museum was closed... we were told that there was a smaller one set up... but it was just a gift shop. We still enjoyed the memorial and the history!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed visiting the Wright Brothers National Memorial with my family. We homeschool our children and this was a great history lesson for our kids and us too. The Park Ranger talk was about 30 minutes and she did an excellent job keeping everyone's attention. Kids each received a Junior Ranger Book, finished it before we left and received their Junior... More 

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Camden, North Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not much too see. Was it worth the $7/person...? It's checked off of my bucket list. The main museum is under construction. The rest is outside. Two buildings and four stones mark the flight distances. The giant monument is on the hill where the glider tests were run. It is a must if your in the area, but don't plan... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am well over 65 so this was not new for me. Interesting place for younger people to visit with some walking uphill which I can't do. But when I went in building, I did learn a couple of things I didn't know beforehand. My grandchildren would like this, as did some of my friends.

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great tour and the park rangers really make the presentation worthwhile! the park is huge and there is lots to see. The monument istself is huge! The main museum is undergoing a complete renovation, so don't expect to have "top-notch" facilities. Other than this, I would rate this park as excellent!

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Evanston, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The guided tour is a good starting point to appreciate this historical milestone which is then followed by a walk along the flight markers. A must see to visitors in the area.

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Matawan, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We toured where the Wright brothers took their flight, was so impressive but a tough walk uphill if that's challenging for you...I was fine. The sculpture at the base of the hill was very well done, excellent artist.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Wrights Brothers National memorial on our way out of town after visiting the outer banks for the weekend . It was nice and informative but it defiantly involves ALOT of walking and climbing ! Thank goodness we went in Feb on a 70 degree day instead of a really hot day ! The views from the top... More 

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