what’s inside the wright brothers memorial?
Talk about “HIDDEN” Outer Banks! The Wright Brothers National Memorial is familiar to all Outer Bankers, we drive past it most days and see it lit up at night. We all know what it looks like from the outside, but not many have seen what’s inside. The North Beach Sun decided they needed to know, and made a special arrangement with the Park Service to explore.
“Sitting atop a 90-foot hill and rising another 60-feet above that, the Wright Brothers National Memorial is an iconic symbol of the Outer Banks. Anyone who has been on the Outer Banks for any length of time knows about it and probably uses it to navigate when they are in the vicinity of Kill Devil Hills.
The trek to the top of the dune is well known as a lung busting, quad exhausting climb, but the view from the top on a clear day is worth every burned calorie and cramping muscle.
But the details on the outside are what everyone gets to see. What we came to discover is what lies behind the nickel and stainless steel doors.”