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Wright Brothers National Memorial

  • 1000 N. Croatan Hwy., off U.S. 158 at MM 7.5 Map It
  • Kill Devil Hills
  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Published 07/23/2015

Fodor's Review

One of the most popular photo sites on the Outer Banks, 5 miles south of Kitty Hawk, this 60-foot granite airplane's tail stands as a tribute to Wilbur and Orville Wright, two bicycle mechanics from Ohio who took to the air here on December 17, 1903. A replica of their Wright Flyer stands on the spot where it made four takeoffs and landings, the longest at 852 feet. Aviation enthusiasts will want extra time to explore the visitors center, a cluster of museums, temporary exhibits and the park—all of which celebrate more than a century of flight. Informative talks by National Park Service rangers bring these events to life in special events scheduled throughout the year.

Sight Information


1000 N. Croatan Hwy., off U.S. 158 at MM 7.5, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, 27954, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $4
  • Daily 9–5

Published 07/23/2015


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