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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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This is NOT the Wright Brothers Memorial

This monument is located in the back of the Kitty Hawk rest center located as you enter Kitty Hawk from the north. Some of the pictures from other reviewers are from the Wright... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2016
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Avon, Indiana
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Avon, Indiana
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Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

This monument is located in the back of the Kitty Hawk rest center located as you enter Kitty Hawk from the north. Some of the pictures from other reviewers are from the Wright Brothers memorial farther south. The visitors center is staffed during the day by very helpful and friendly group. The actual monument is located up a set of... More 

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Reviewed 27 June 2016

I do not know what to say other than it was a very good experience and i was glad we went there.I would recommend this to anyone with children of school age to visit and learn about the Wright brothers.

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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Reviewed 23 June 2016

Site has visitors center with some artifacts and interpretation, as well as two to-scale models of the aircraft used. The actual Monument and stone tablets denoting the flight lengths are on a path that will take ~20 min. The site is worthwhile, but I would not budget more than 1 hour.

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Alfred, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

This is a nice monument and museum to visit with the family. There is a presentation a few times a day and then you can walk the field and see the markers where the first flights made it and then a walk up the hill to over look the whole property.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

The presentation was a bit long but contained good information about the Wrights and their experiences with flight. I enjoyed seeing the life-sized glider/plane models then walking around to see the takeoff and landing spots. I enjoyed the walk up and down the hill but with young children can be hard.

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Thank Nathan N
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Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Was here as a kid and never came back here till I was older so I could appreciate it more. A wonderful time in history, the views are great and is a great place to learn about our history

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San Jose, California
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Reviewed 14 June 2016

You get to see the replica of the flyer. You get to see the place where it all happened. There is a free lecture/demonstration around the model, dont miss it.

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Tavernier, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

The park is large and open but the sights are small and intimate. The museum is the highlight and doesn't take too long to see even with kids. GO TO The RANGER TALK! It is excellent and fun. It is informative, interactive and a real blast. Ranger Jackson entertained us and informed is and demonstrated all the principles of flight... More 

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Libby, United States
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Reviewed 7 June 2016

To follow some of the history of the Wright Brother's, we went to the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum; then, travelled to Kill Devil Hills to see where they actually did their test flights. We were happy to see the monument at the Century of Flight. The two gentlemen in the Welcome Center were very helpful in answering our queries... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 30 May 2016

We arrived about ten minutes before the ranger presentation was scheduled to begin and I feel so fortunate. This presentation is very well done as it is informative, interactive and entertaining. There are also lots of exhibits, descriptions and photographs of famous aviators. The gentleman educated a room full (about 100 visitors) about flight theory and function of airplanes. Valuable... More 

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