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 must see for anyone with school age kids! Since the dawn of time, man has wanted to fly, but the actual accomplishment was quite a feat. It is a lesson in human endeavor: from concept to... 
    This is a must see for anyone with school age kids! Since the dawn of time, man has wanted to fly, but the actual accomplishment was quite a feat. It is a lesson in human endeavor: from concept to...  more »
  • This park is easy to get to, the ticket lasts for more than one day, the signs are very informative, there is a lot of space to walk around, and the different parts are accessible by driving. 
    This park is easy to get to, the ticket lasts for more than one day, the signs are very informative, there is a lot of space to walk around, and the different parts are accessible by driving.  more »
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  • What a wonderful place full of rich history! They have a junior park ranger program, gift shop, picnic area all throughout the park and fun for all ages. You can drive to the memorial instead of walking if you like...there's so many great photo opportunities! Mask are required inside the museum and gift shop. The gift shop has maximum capacity of 12 people at a time. The kids had fun doing the junior park ranger program and earning their badges! Great for the family!
  • Cool piece of aviation history! Free for military. Lots of cool information I never knew about the Wright brothers. Definitely worth stopping and seeing. Museum has AC so you can cool off after walking around outside. My 4 year old loved it here!

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