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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

For aviation buffs and historians this is a place you have to visit. However, at this point and until next August, the museum is under renovation and exhibits are limited in temporary buildings. Still, walk the actual ground that the Wrights flew over on December...More

Thank Bill D
Reviewed 3 days ago

I know a lot of people blow off the ranger talk for these types of things but don't. I wish I knew her name but the ranger who spoke with our group was so knowledgeable -- her information session alone was worth the $20 National...More

1  Thank Janine H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great place to spend some time. Lots of good talks and exhibitions. You can check the Wright's history and there are many people to explain you different things. Do not miss it.

Thank Susana B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We managed to get in free today due to national aviation day, but I think it is worth the price anyway. Very good museum, monument, and great Rangers. In fact, the first day we arrived just before they closed and the Ranger clued us in...More

Thank quantumstalker
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This a must see visit to the area. It is a pay National Memorial site but still a good piece of history to soak in . You have a choice in how to get to the memorial. Walk or drive. You still have to walk...More

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great place to visit to learn about the Wright brothers! My family LOVED it. Just be advised the visitor's center is under construction and will not be completed until 2018 and there is a lot of walking to explore the site. We still had a...More

Thank Duckielu
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

At the time the museum was close due to renovations, but still plenty to see. The hill to climb for the monument was a doozy but worth the view.

Thank mwjii
Reviewed 5 days ago

The main exhibit building is undergoing renovations. Thus, there is nothing to see here except for two buildings that you cannot enter; the flight path of the first 3 flights; and the memorial. As others have noted, there is a lot of walking. You need...More

Thank TimTVirginia
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I spent the morning here. Your entrance fee is good for seven days. Bring water and wear comfortable shoes to walk and climb. The location stones marking the four attempts by Wilbur and Orville bring the history alive. The climb to the...More

Thank Stan M
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited on a Monday morning in August, it was very warm, there was no breeze. The park service does a very nice job telling the story of the Wright Brothers, but much of it occurs out in the sun, so wear sunscreen! The Memorial...More

Thank Puttertat
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Johnny H
14 August 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
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