Wright Brothers National Memorial, Kill Devil Hills

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Learn how airplane travel got its start at Wright Brothers National Memorial. The site commemorates the first successful powered flight in 1903. Although Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, receives more attention, the site lies several miles south near the town of Kill Devil Hills. You can visit the memorial's granite monument, which pays tribute to Orville and Wilbur Wright and other pioneers of aviation, as it stands more than 18 m (60 ft) tall on a hill above town. Go to the visitors center to view a full-size replica of the first aircraft, as well as models, tools, and a recreation of the aircraft hangar used in the endeavor. Plan your visit to Wright Brothers National Memorial and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Kill Devil Hills travel itinerary planner .
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  • This is a special/historical place. You get to walk around, tour the monuments, learn the history of flight & maybe even fly a Wright glider (which came before adding an engine). You can tour the 'wor...  more »
  • Went here at Thanksgiving. There are some temporary displays and ranger led talks. It is a large area and pretty cool how they have it marked off how far each flight went. Lots of rooms for kids and p...  more »
  • A huge area to explore in the car, which many do. Very well attended and repeatedly school classes. Is really worth.
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  • As so get older, history means so much more. Visiting the birthplace of flight brings history alive. Have spent time in Dayton OH; this compliments the Wright Brothers story. Recommend bringing your walking shoes for intermediate tourist hike. Plan to spend at least two hours. The ocean view is also fabulous, as this is a promontory point. Bring something warm on cooler days because the humidity is high and slight breezes can bring on a chill factor. Read the markers carefully. The park rangers are fabulous. It's all good.
  • Well this is definitely one place to visit when visiting the Outer Banks the Wright Brothers changed history when it came to flight. The new visitor center should be completed soon as well. Take your kids and show them this historical place. Definitely enjoyed this memorial. This is all I'm going to say about it I would like to see more people visit and experience this place for them selves.
  • Beautiful Memorial, really enjoyed. Very meaningful place to visit, especially if you have kids. The park police is very informative and nice. The museum is still under renovation. One of the best memorials that I have ever visited.
  • This was our second visit to the Wright Brothers Memorial. We love it here. First of all you pay once for a ticket that lasts seven days. I recommend that you take a kite or two. There is no place like this to fly a kite. We will be back!
  • An excellent park. The junior ranger program for kids was a blast for my son and daughter. The main exhibit hall is still being renovated so it is limited to the outdoor exhibits. There are picnic tables we had a lunch at and the walk is doable to the large memorial my 3 year old and 80 year old grandmother both managed it.

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