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The Wright Brothers National Memorial is in Kill Devil Hills, NC. This is a small town on the Outer Banks, which is on the far eastern edge of the state. The nearest larger town is Kitty Hawk, which is a little more than five miles to the north, while the nearest larger city is Virginia Beach, VA, at around 90 miles to the north. The state's capital, Raleigh, NC, is over 200 miles to the west.

The Outer Banks is a small strip of land and islands that sits on the Atlantic Ocean. It is separated from the mainland by sounds, and most of it is all connected via bridges. This part of the state is known for being a tourists' paradise. It offers numerous opportunities for recreational and outdoor activities, from beaches and water sports to museums and natural areas to visit. There are also plenty of shops and restaurants for you to enjoy.

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Getting Outdoors

Renting an RV near this park will allow you to experience many different recreational activities. The park offers several paved, walking trails. They connect to the various exhibits available within the memorial. One allows you to actually see the flight line where the first-ever plane flight occurred. You can also visit the various landing spots the Wright brothers used.

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore is in Nag's Head, which is about 10 miles south of the park. The biggest draw at this attraction is, obviously, the ocean and the beaches that border it. Here you can swim, bathe in the sun or enjoy paddling, or boating in the local waters. Four-wheel-drive vehicles are even allowed to drive on the beach in some areas. Equipment rentals are available from local vendors. This is also a great place to spot local sea life that makes their homes here.

Another unique sight in this area is sand dunes! Some of the local ones are quite large, known for being some of the tallest in this part of the country. At one locale, you can actually go hang-gliding over the dunes. Trainers are available to help you learn to enjoy the attraction, from the air, for short periods of time. You can also rent sleds to enjoy sand sledding down the soft hills.

Camping at the Wright Brothers National Memorial

It's easy to camp with an RV near Wright Brothers National Memorial. There are no campgrounds found at the memorial itself, but there are plenty spread around the local area.

OBX campground is located just to the west of the memorial. This camp can accommodate reservations that are both lengthy and short. The campsites offer various hookups, and the park makes WiFi, cable, showers, and bathrooms available for their guests. Playground equipment is also provided for your kids. Water views are even offered by some of the sites.

Kitty Hawk RV Park is in that town. It is located right on the beach, so it is an incredible location. Due to this, though, it does not offer hookups. Pets are also welcome here. As so many fun activities are easily accessible in this area, many people enjoy RV camping near the Wright Brothers National Memorial, so any services you need should be easy to come by.

Exploring the Area

When you book an RV in Dare County, you will find yourself surrounded by many fun things to do. The park offers a visitor's center that details the process the brothers used to invent their plane. The history of their lives is highlighted as well. You can view models of the planes they built. There is also a monument, on-site, dedicated to the brothers. They camped in this area when they were building and testing the planes, some of the buildings they used have been reconstructed and can be toured, as well. National memorial RV camping puts many different activities right at your fingertips.

Another popular attraction found locally is lighthouses. There are several that dot the length of the Outer Banks. These include the lights found on Bodie Island, Currituck Beach and Cape Hatteras. They are known for being picturesque. Some are located on islands, but others can actually be toured. These allow you expansive views of the local towns, waterways, and the ocean that lies to the east.

Another fun thing to do locally is to view wild horses! You can see these majestic animals at a sanctuary in Corolla, which is around 30 miles to the north. You can take an open-air jeep tour that shows visitors where the horses are usually found. Sometimes, you may be able to spot them along the beach, on your own, as well. These are wild animals, so please use caution around them and maintain a safe distance.

If you've been looking for a unique spot to visit that offers all sorts of interesting attractions, consider camping near the Wright Brothers National Memorial. Learn about the first plane flight, see some wild horses in their natural environment or go hangliding on some sand dunes! Camp in an RV near Kill Devil Hills and enjoy your time on the Outer Banks.

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