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Chanute Explorations
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Chanute-Wright Brothers Memorial

Address: 5 W. Main
Chanute, KS 66720
Telephone Number: 620.431.3350
Second Telephone Number: 877.431.3350

Website: www.chanutechamber.com
Email Address: information@chanutechamber.com

About this Exploration:


Lay on the grass surrounding the Chanute-Wright Brothers Memorial and pretend to be overlooking the sand dunes where the Wright Brothers took their first flight. The sculpture measures 23 feet from wingtip to wingtip and 20 feet from nose to tail. It rotates with the wind as do the metal people - and dog - sculptures surrounding it. Highlights of the relationship between Octave Chanute, a railroad engineer who worked in the Chanute area before it was Chanute, and Orville and Wilbur Wright are shown on the mountings around the sculpture.
 
The sculpture is outside and is accessible 24 hours a day.



contact info
Chanute Area Chamber of Commerce & Office of Tourism
21 N. Lincoln
Chanute, KS 66720
Phone: 620.431.3350
Fax: 620.431.7770
 
Jane Brophy
21 N. Lincoln
Chanute, KS 66720
Phone: 620.431.3350
Fax: 620.431.7770
 
 
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