• The iconic first flight of the Wright brothers in their 1903 Wright Flyer

    Wright Brothers

    National Memorial North Carolina

Celebrate National Park Week! April 20 - 28, 2013

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Date: April 12, 2013
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-473-2111

During this year's National Park Week, April 20-28, Superintendent Barclay Trimble invites the public to experience their national parks across the country, and those here on the Outer Banks; Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial. Special programs will be offered during National Park Week and a portion of the week, April 22-26, will be fee-free days for entry to Wright Brothers National Memorial.

The national park system has been described as "the best idea America ever had". National parks preserve majestic natural wonders. They keep watch over valued sites and artifacts of our American culture. National park sites offer recreation and discovery in some of the most unique areas of our country's landscape.

"I urge you to explore our Outer Banks Group parks" stated Superintendent Trimble."Whether you seek active recreation, immersion into the natural world or intellectual stimulation, our parks offer exceptional experiences."

www.nps.gov/caha, www.nps.gov/wrbr, www.nps.gov/fora.

-NPS-

Did You Know?

Big Kill Devil Hill ca1900 (credit:Library of Congress)

Big Kill Devil Hill actually moved 450 feet to the southwest during the 25 years from the Wrights' first flight in 1903 until 1928, when the park was established.