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The Monument to a Century of Flight

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Address: Aycock Brown Welcome Center, Kitty Hawk, NC
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Great historical site and education opportunity

I was looking forward to this visit for some time but was a little disappointed that the main visitors center was closed for renovation (scheduled for completion in the fall of... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
Dave D
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Penn Laird, Virginia
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

This landmark is not well known and a little difficult to find. It is directly behind the Visitor's Center in Kitty Hawk which is across from the large Rite Aid. It is interesting to see once but it's not necessary to go each year unless you are a huge fan of air flight and the space program.

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Penn Laird, Virginia
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

I was looking forward to this visit for some time but was a little disappointed that the main visitors center was closed for renovation (scheduled for completion in the fall of 2018), mostly because I hadn't seen any information about this on the NPS or local visitors center web sites. There is a gift shop and a video area in... More 

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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful monument honoring the brothers who have made such an impact in our lives. Look where we have come in just 100 years.

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Shepherdsville
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

It's a short walk to the monuments on the hill above the one pictured. It's a small memorial park and the history of flight is detailed on the monuments.

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Grasonville, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Such a wonderful stop, I couldn't spend a lot of time there but I will go back and see more of it. the hike to the top of the monument was a little tough, but getting there was great.

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Bradley, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 January 2017

The main visitors center is being remodeled. There is a temporary gift shop. I happened upon a Park Service guided tour, which was very good. Had I not happened to see the Ranger talking to the group, I would not have known about the tour. He was very informative. With the main visitor center being remodeled, this attraction is mainly... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

Have always heard about this place and finally got to see it. Its a shame that the National Park Service has let the interior deteriorate. We were told by the staff the building and its exhibits may be closed next year. You can take a guided tour of the grounds or self tour. Make sure to take the climb to... More 

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Jefferson City, United States
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Reviewed 10 December 2016

My title comes from an amazing talk given by the Park Ranger Historian. If it moves you to tears to stand on the spot where momentous things happened, do not miss this park. My visit was in December, and it was cold and windy, just like the day the Wright Brothers lifted the human race toward the sky.

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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

You have to purchase a park pass and it is good for a week. They have an interpretive talk and you can also walk up to the monument (great view) or drive around to the re-enactment statues. Life sized statues and plane that old and young can climb on. I wish the original plane had of been there but I... More 

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Lone Star, Texas
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Reviewed 8 November 2016

Requires lots of reading and walking but very little visual entertainment. Not likely to be of interest to children.

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