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Wright Brothers Memorial Bronze Recreation

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The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau

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Usage Terms: Use of any photos, slides or videos owned by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau may only be used for editorial and limited public use purposes. Images and footage are not for commercial use, under any circumstances, unless authorized by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau. No financial gain is permitted with the use of photos, slides or video owned by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau. The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau does not give up ownership of any of the images. Images are to be used solely for the requested purpose. Photo credit is to be given to the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau outerbanks.org for use of all images and footage. As a service to your readers/viewers, please feel free to include the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau’s toll free number 877-629-4386 and web site www.outerbanks.org as a source of visitor information. The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau is a public authority and the lead marketing and promotional agency for the Dare County portion of The Outer Banks of North Carolina.


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Site of the world's first controlled powered flight on December 17, 1903. The Visitor Center features full-scale reproductions of the Wright 1903 Powered Flyer and interpretive presentations. A pavilion boasts an exhibit hall with special exhibits, including a replica of the 1902 Wright Glider and a multipurpose auditorium. The grounds include historical markers of each attempted powered flight, replica camp buildings and a 60-foot granite monument on top of Big Kill Devil Hill (a 90-foot dune) honoring the Wright brothers.