The Outer Banks is the birthplace of powered flight and a trip to the  Wright Brothers National Memorial lets you see where that first flight took place.

There is a big monument on a hill to the wright brothers which is good to see but better yet are the small stone markers on the flat ground that show the distances of the first 4 flights flown.

The visitors center was really interesting and one of the park rangers gave a talk all about the plane, how it came to be and how worked and was controlled… pretty interesting stuff.