Price & Hours
- Monuments and Memorials, Sightseeing Type
- 1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
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If you flew to the Outer Banks, you have the Wright Brothers to thank. In 1900, the two moved here from Ohio for the area's steady winds to pursue their aviation dreams. After three years of experimentation, the first flight was born in Kill Devil Hills on December 17, 1903. Today, a 60-foot monument in the shape of an airplane tail marks this significant flight. To get a glimpse into the brothers' lives, visitors can visit their restored hangar and home. You should also look through the interesting exhibits set up in the visitor center.
Recent travelers said they were pleasantly surprised with the amount of information and attention to detail the park offers. Run by the National Park Service, the memorial is open seven days a week (except Christmas Day) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and costs $7 for adults and is free of charge for children ages 15 and younger. You'll find the memorial at mile post 7.5 on U.S. Highway 158. For more information, check out the National Park Service's website.
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