The park is located right in the heart of Outer Banks, which is a chain of islands in eastern North Carolina. Wilbur and Orville Wright came to Kitty Hawk, North Carolina because they wanted to fly. They had a dream and wanted to make it happen. They spent four years working and experimenting before they were able to achieve the first working and successful airplane in December of 1903.
The story of these two brothers embodies the whole American ideal of working hard to overcome obstacles. They were not just some bike mechanics that got locky. They were able to succeed because of their study and scientific experimentation. The Wright brother's story is amazing because of their ability to overcome the scientific problems of powered flight.
The Wright brother's first flight was a mear 12 seconds long. They travel a distance of 120 feet with Orville piloting the aircraft. December 17, 1903, over history changes the way that we travel.
The park is open to visitors Sunday through Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. They are closed for Christmas. The park does have an entrance fee of $10 for adults which allows access to one person 16 years old or older for seven consecutive days from the date of purchase. Children 15 years old and younger are free. A commercial sedan may enter the park for $25 for commercial vehicles that seat 1 to 6 people. The cost is $25 plus $7 a person. A commercial van or small bus with seating for 7 to 25 people may enter for $40. Then a commercial motorcoach seating 26+ passengers are permitted for $100. If you are interested in purchasing an entrance pass an annual pass is available for $35 which allows unlimited entry for 12 months from the date of purchase. The pass lets in the pass holder as well as 3 adults.