Wright Brothers National Memorial#4 in Best Things To Do in Outer Banks
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, travelers can visit their restored hangar and home as well as the Wright Brothers Visitor Center, which houses exhibits detailing the men's lives in the Outer Banks and the failures they endured along the way to that historic first flight.
Recent travelers said this is a must-visit site and highly recommend taking a guided ranger tour, which reviewers described as informative and fun.
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 $10 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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