Kitty hawk is one of those places you always want to visit and I believe it has always been on my bucket list. We went a considerable distance out of our way to visit the Wright Brothers National Memorial near Kill Devil Hills on the Outer banks of North Carolina.
This is a fairly minimal historic site with a small museum that includes replicas of both the Wright Glider and the Wright Flyer. Outside are markers showing the flights made by the Wright Brothers and a replica of their hanger and living quarters.
The site also has the Wright Brothers Monument atop Kill Devil Hill and a spectacular bronze sculpture called First Flight.
We were in the outer banks during off-season, but it was a wonderful drive through the North Carolina countryside and worth this long detour.