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The Monument to a Century of Flight

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Address: Aycock Brown Welcome Center, Kitty Hawk, NC
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I was thinking just "OK" u til the ranger talked...

I come from scenic Oregon, so on the surface, this place was not great... But when the park ranger (a guy named Shook?) Started his presentation, we were both sucked back into... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I come from scenic Oregon, so on the surface, this place was not great... But when the park ranger (a guy named Shook?) Started his presentation, we were both sucked back into history & the monumental role the Wright brothers had in today's aviation. This was an inspiration!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This landmark is not well known and a little difficult to find. It is directly behind the Visitor's Center in Kitty Hawk which is across from the large Rite Aid. It is interesting to see once but it's not necessary to go each year unless you are a huge fan of air flight and the space program.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very informative, even under remodel situation, But show up before closing, we saw many people trying to enter 10 minutes to 5pm closing. Get off the I-phone and learn to read the signs!

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Penn Laird, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was looking forward to this visit for some time but was a little disappointed that the main visitors center was closed for renovation (scheduled for completion in the fall of 2018), mostly because I hadn't seen any information about this on the NPS or local visitors center web sites. There is a gift shop and a video area in... More 

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La Ronge
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family flew our Cessna 182 into the airstrip at this monument and then walked up the hill to check it out. It was exciting to see a piece of aviation history. It would have been nice to have more informative displays at the site to learn more. The main information centre was closed for renovations so we didn't go... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was excited to share part of this history with my family, but disappointed to find out the main museum was closed for the next two years for renovation. Unfortunately, it was really hard to walk around to see everything sure to the temp being 36° with a stay strong wind blowing. I guess we got a taste of what... More 

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Thank Paige P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful monument honoring the brothers who have made such an impact in our lives. Look where we have come in just 100 years.

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Shepherdsville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

It's a short walk to the monuments on the hill above the one pictured. It's a small memorial park and the history of flight is detailed on the monuments.

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Waco, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This was my third time visiting this place and remember most the feeling of the wind that almost never ceases. The main visitor center was being remodeled during our stay, but the day was beautiful even in December. The new cast figures and model plane added another dimension to the experience. The story of flight is important for young and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Wonderful and historical site. Makes you feel like you're back in 1903. Free for active duty and reasonable prices. Off the highway so easy to find. Monuments are great and a must visit.

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