This is not a place for entertainment per se. It is more like a one topic museum. Children will no doubt get bored quickly. There can be lots of walking if you wish to visit all aspects of the facility. You can drive your car all the way around the base of the hill the monument is on, something very few people seem to know. This saves a LOT of walking and it affords you a nice view of the monument all the way around.
What you have here is the huge granite monument and a lot of static displays depicting what took place here by the Wright Brothers in the early 1900's. The monument itself is fun to visit because the view from the top is nice. The walk to the top will get you winded if you are out of shape. The monument is not interactive in any way. The outside display to the south of the monument has a fullsized metal replica of the of the Wright flyer, along with lifesized bronze figurines depicting Orville, Wilbur, and the others who were present at the first flight. Seeing this lifesized display kind of put things into perspective for me. You can walk up and touch all parts of this display, something that is not possible in the other enclosed areas.
The tent like buildings contain static displays and restrooms. The tired looking brick building trimmed in orange contains additional static displays along with a mini seating area where a super enthusiastic site worker was conducting an open discussion of the Wright Brothers and their endeavors. This area also contains a full sized replica of the Wright flyer. Just outside this building are replicas of the wooden buildings built many years ago by the Wright brothers, along with Granite markers showing where the first four flights started and stopped.
My wife and I spent about 2 hours slowly viewing what appealed to us. I can't imagine anyone other than a true flight or history buff wishing to spend much more time that that here. Admission was free the day we visited because it was Wilbur's 140th birthday. The usual admission is $4 per person for all persons 16 or older - 15 years or younger get in free. I was surprised there were no places to purchase food here. I understand food generates trash, but I think the National Parks Service could have made lots of money, even on the uncrowded April day we were there.
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit here, but I can't see us returning for awhile.
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