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Manteo - Wright Brothers National Memorial

1401 National Park Drive

Wind, sand, and a dream of flight brought Wilbur and Orville Wright to Kitty Hawk, North Carolina where, after four years of scientific experimentation, they achieved the first successful airplane flights on December 17, 1903.

With courage and perseverance, these self-taught engineers relied on teamwork and application of the scientific process. What they achieved changed our world forever.


Al Thompson

Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018
As so get older, history means so much more. Visiting the birthplace of flight brings history alive. Have spent time in Dayton OH; this compliments the Wright Brothers story. Recommend bringing your walking shoes for intermediate tourist hike. Plan to spend at least two hours. The ocean view is also fabulous, as this is a promontory point. Bring something warm on cooler days because the humidity is high and slight breezes can bring on a chill factor. Read the markers carefully. The park rangers are fabulous. It's all good.

Ross Lugasi

Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018
If you're looking for a nice walk where man first flew, then this is the place! Great scenery and when you get to the top of the monument, you can see all the standing area. From side to side of the island. Great view.

McGee Ventures

Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018
What a fantastic way to spend our day! My husband and I went to the Wright Brothers memorial and we found it so interesting to stand where man flew for the first time and now to think we're watching spaceX launch a Tesla in space is bizarre! Highly recommend visiting the wright brothers memorial and learning about the history that took place back in 1903!

Ian Galligan

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Historical aspects are very admirable and I enjoy the experience. Bring your walking shoes and be prepared to get some good exercise. Prices at the gift shop are ridiculously horrible, but don't let that deter you from enjoying this classic piece of American history.

Jason Haas

Friday, March 16, 2018
It's a cool park. Very big. It is really fun to picture the Wright Brothers hauling their flyer up the big hill or looking at the markers from their first flight distances.

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