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Kill Devil Hills is a colorfully-named town on the coast of North Carolina. It is part of the Outer Banks, and is best known for its association with the Wright Brothers' historic flights in the first airplane in 1903. The flights are usually associated with Kitty Hawk, but actually took place here. A national monument and museum marks the site.

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There is a large monument to the Wright Brothers on a giant sand dune near the beach. It is, to say the least, difficult to miss.


You are at the beach. Have fun!



  • Pigman's BBQ, 1606 S. Croatan Highway, +1 252 441-6803. 11AM-9PM. The biggest barbecue joint on the beach. The food is generally good and reasonably priced. Stick to the basics, though, such as the five types of barbecue and the ribs and chicken. Though past its heyday, the new owners are working hard to bring the place back to its glory days of the 90s.



  • Village Realty on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, toll-free: +1-800-548-9688. Over 600 upscale accommodations in Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills and Corolla. All bed linens and towels are provided, beds are made. Oceanfront, golf course, soundfront, oceanside. Many homes have Private Pools, (some heated) and Hot Tubs, Elevators, Theater Rooms. Pet friendly homes available.
  • Ramada Southeast Hotels, 1701 S. Virginia Dare Trail, toll-free: +1-866-790-8512. Ramada hotels cater to a variety of clientele, from business travelers to family vacationers.

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