Things To Do
National Park Service
Visit the Wright Brothers Visitor Center where the Wright brothers’ story is told through exhibits.
On display in the visitor center are:
Climb Big Kill Devil Hill for a breathtaking view of the area from sound to sea. Atop the hill stands the 60 ft. pylon - the site where Wilbur and Orville conducted their glider experiments.
Stand on the same spot where the brothers made their first flights. A large granite boulder marks the spot where the first plane left the ground.
Visit the park via plane and land at the 3,000 ft. First Flight Airstrip. Spend a day visiting the place where flight started.
Did You Know?
Although the town of Kitty Hawk is always associated with the exploits of the Wright brothers, most of their flying experiments took place about 4 miles to the south on the sands of Kill Devil Hills. The town of Kill Devil Hills, where the memorial is located, was incorporated in 1953.