We debated whether to fork over $4 per person since the visitor's center doesn't look like much. But, they have a replica of Wright Brother's plane plus reconstructed sheds where they worked. The talk by the ranger was excellent.
We are from Dayton, Ohio, so we were excited to see the "other location" where the Wright Bros. did their work. The museum is small but interesting. The camp location and markers are neat to know where they actually did their work. We ended up going on a very hot day with small children, so we did not hike up... 更多
My wife and kids visited the monument and museum earlier today (June 17, 2015). The kids were hesitant to go as they thought it would be boring. When we got there it was a simple museum off to the right, a replica camp in the middle, the monument on top of a hill to the left. Lastly there was a... 更多
The National Park Service does a great job of preserving artifacts & historical aviation information. You can see everything in 2 hours. The walk up to the monument is very steep.
Designed by renowned artist Glen Eure, this striking monument commemorates the first 100 years of powered flight. With the flight accomplishments of a particular decade inscribed on a pylon you get to see what has been accomplished in 100 years. The center of the monument has a globe surrounded by bricks with the names and sometimes dates of birth and... 更多
Really enjoyed the museum and the exhibits. I especially liked knowing that a century or so ago history was made right outside. The walking ring and outdoor exhibits were also enjoyable. It doesn't take long to go through everything and the added perk of free admission for active duty military made this well worth the drive.
Not bad, worth the trip just not terribly exciting. A lot of info, which is good, and some pretty cool sculptures. The monument offers a pretty fantastic view so don't miss the small climb!
The visitor center is very well done. The out door venue really tells the whole story. When you stand out over the "field of dreams" it really is amazing to picture that cold day and what they did. We have come a long way! Be sure to drive to the back side of the monument on the hill. There is... 更多
Both the museum and the memorial are really nice. While they do charge to get in, it is worth the price. If I remember, it was per car, so pack the car full. It is amazing to see the humble beginnings of something we take for granted today.
Located behind the Kitty Hawk visitors center right when you get off the bridge. Nice to walk around it to stretch your legs. It is basically a circle of pillars with the highlights of aviation history. If you are short on time this may be something to skip.
Pretty neat place to visit. It is hard to imagine what the world would be like if the Wright Brothers did not succeeded that December in 1903. Walking the area seeing the monument. Seeing the stones showing the distance of each of the first flights. This location is one of the most important for human engineering.
We totally enjoyed our visit. If you go make sure you listen to the presentation given in the museum it was the best I have yet to listen to, the presenter should be given a medal! If you partake you will know what I mean. It is definitely a place that you don't want to miss.
As a pre-teen, I visited the "Wright Brothers Monument" and was amazed that this area was a pioneer area for powered plane flight and aviation. It's been years since I've visited Kitty Hawk. I think there's even more to see related to air flight. It was well worth my time then and believe it would be now given the opportunity.
My husband and I, not being much of flight enthusiasts, debated stopping here. However, we couldn't admit to staying in Kitty Hawk without visiting this exhibit. We were BOTH very glad we went! The cost was minimal ($4/adult), the indoor exhibit interesting, and the outdoor exhibits & monument worth the walk. It was truly fascinating to see how the Wright... 更多