For aspiring pilots and thankful travelers alike, this 60-foot granite monument stands in honor of Orville and Wilbur Wright, who took their first “flight” there in 1903. Modeled to resemble the tail of an airplane, the monument is also next to a monument of the Flyer where the Wright Brother’s plane took its flight of 852 feet. Be sure to stay for the Park Service talk that details some interesting tidbits behind the brothers’ foray into flight. It’s open year-round, and the entrance fee is $4.
Wright Brothers National Memorial
1401 National Park Drive, Off U.S. 158 between mile marker 7 and 8, Kill Devil Hills, Outer Banks, NC