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Orville and Wilbur Wright changed the course of history when they accomplished an amazing feat on the sands of what was then known as Kitty Hawk, North Carolina: the first heavier-than-air powered flight. But their journey began long before they stepped foot on the barrier islands of the Outer Banks.

Take your own journey along the Wright Route and discover the many people and places that influenced the Wright brothers and their quest for flight.

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Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historic Park

Dayton, Ohio

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Start Your Journey

See the route the Wright Brothers took between these historic sites, and find a few hidden gems along the way.

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Wright Brothers National Memorial

Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina

The National Aviation Heritage Area, Outer Banks Forever, and the First Flight Society are proud to partner with the National Park Service to bring you the Wright Route. Learn more about the organizations below.

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