Chanute-Wright Brothers Memorial
Located in the heart of downtown, this sculpture was dedicated in September 2003 as a gift to the community by the Chanute High School Class of 1941. The sculpture honors engineer and city namesake, Octave Chanute, and the Wright Brothers. Chanute was a mentor to Wilbur and Orville Wright and very influential in the early days of flight exploration. The sculpture measures 23 feet from wingtip to wingtip and 20 feet from nose to tail. Both the sculptures and lifesize cutouts around it move with the wind. The project was done also in partnership with the City of Chanute.