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Kitty Hawk

4.1
Monuments · Golf Courses · Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing

Popular things to do in Kitty Hawk

The Monument to a Century of Flight ©
Monument
The Monument to a Century of Flight
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Ghost Crab Quest ©
Nature / Wildlife Tour
Ghost Crab Quest
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Sandy Run Park ©
Park
Sandy Run Park
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Outer Banks Yoga ©
Spa / Wellness
Outer Banks Yoga
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Kitty Hawk is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, and is a part of what is known as North Carolina's Outer Banks. The population was 3,272 at the 2010 Census. It was established in the early 18th century as Chickahawk.HistoryKitty Hawk became world-famous after the Wright brothers made the first controlled powered airplane flights at the Kill Devil Hills, four miles (6 km) south of the town, on December 17, 1903. After the flights, the brothers walked back to Kitty Hawk, where they sent a telegram from the Weather Bureau office to their father informing him of their success. Kitty Hawk is usually credited as the site of the powered flights because it was the nearest named settlement at the time of the flight; the modern town of Kill Devil Hills did not exist until 50 years after the flights. The Wrights chose the area because its frequent winds and soft sandy surfaces were suitable for their glider experiments, which they conducted over a three-year period prior to making the powered flights.The aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63), the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber AV-19 with an aircraft number of 93-1086, P-40D Kitty hawk fighter aircraft, the aircraft transport ship USS Kitty Hawk (AKV-1), and the Apollo 14 command module have been named for the town, which incorporated in 1981. Use our United States online road trip planner to arrange your visit to Kitty Hawk and any other destinations in United States that take your fancy.

Side trips from Kitty Hawk

Back Country Safari Tours ©
Safari
Back Country Safari Tours Corolla
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Parasailing / Paragliding
Parasailing & Paragliding Duck
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Duck Town Boardwalk ©
Pier / Boardwalk
Duck Town Boardwalk Duck
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Elizabethan Gardens ©
Garden
Elizabethan Gardens Manteo
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Kitty Hawk

Holy Redeemer By the Sea Catholic Church ©
Church
Holy Redeemer By the Sea Catholic Church
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Duck Woods Country Club ©
Golf Course
Duck Woods Country Club
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Kitty Hawk Woods Reserve
Wildlife Area
Kitty Hawk Woods Reserve
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Knitting Addiction ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Knitting Addiction
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Kitty Hawk

Super Wings ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Super Wings
3.8
Duration: 30 minutes

Golf in Kitty Hawk

Sea Scape Links Golf Course ©
Golf Course
Sea Scape Links Golf Course
2.5
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Kitty Hawk

Outer Banks Children at Play Museum
Children’s Museum
Outer Banks Children at Play Museum
2.6
Duration: 2h 30 min

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