Wright Brothers National Memorial

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Wright Brothers National Memorial
Location: Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
Length of visit: 2 hours
Major draws: Museum, site of 1st powered flight by man
Strenuosity: 2 out of 10
Cost/Fees: $7 per adult or America the Beautiful pass
Additional considerations: No shade
Description: A cool-looking memorial sits atop Big Kill Devil Hill (formerly a sand dune) where Orville and Wilbur Wright practiced with hang gliders in the years before December 17, 1903 when they achieved man’s dream of flying before wrecking their plane on the fourth flight of the day.

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