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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 yesterday

Steeped in history it is a museum and monument to the Wright Brothers and the determination to fly. Very inspiring even though the main museum is undergoing renovation and was closed. It's a National Park and the rangers provide many interesting talks. A fee is...More

Thank Dale R
Reviewed yesterday

When you think of what they did, when they did it and the years of work that they put it trying to get to that point, it is just amazing. I'm glad that they had the for-cite to make it a national monument.

Thank 50States36Countries
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The site is just a bunch of monuments in a big field. However, we did get to sit in on a presentation by one if the Park Rangers that we really enjoyed, she covered everything that the Wright Brothers did.

Thank Wineno
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We enjoyed listening to a ranger led talk about The Wright Brothers and walking the trail of the first flight. The Visitor's Center is closed due to a remodel and the temporary one is disappointing.

Thank Caylalynes
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had visited this spot before and had enjoyed the museum. We visited the week of June 15, bought our tickets only to discover the museum was under renovation. Basically, you could walk the grounds and see the monument. Furthermore, there was a long wait...More

1  Thank davidcI6965BP
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful and very informative. It's a lot of walking, but the breeze made it bearable. The park rangers were very very helpful .

Thank Barb D
Reviewed 2 days ago

My family went to this on a HOT day. We parked on the loop and walked up to the memorial--beautiful and then went over to the recreated plane with the statues---so awesome. It tells the story from beginning to end. Then we went to where...More

Thank LaLa1LafayetteIN
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So far, there has been nothing but pouring rain, a filthy hotel and so, so restaurant, must be going to all the wrong places in the Outer Banks🙄, even the museum part of this attraction is closed for renovations! The grounds are beautiful, fun and...More

1  Thank kflan57
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Wright Brothers Memorial was nice. There is a large monument. Markers in the field show the distance of successful flights and reconstruction of the hanger and living quarters, The hanger is just empty and you can not enter the living quarters and there is...More

Thank DugRau
Reviewed 4 days ago

There are a many places around the world where you can stand where history happened. The Wright Bros. Memorial is one of these. You can walk where the Wright Brothers took the first power flight. The climb to the top of the hill where the...More

Thank mcburrell730
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How much is it to get in?
19 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
Are pets allowed in the outdoor parts of Wright Brothers National Memorial?
24 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
Mary I
Is this where life- size figures of the Wright Bros. and airplane are ?
1 August 2016|
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Response from Christina H | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is however recently oct 20, 2016 they will be closing the main building for 2 years to do a major renovation so the replica is at Raleigh nc temporarily until the major renovation is done. In the mean time they are... More