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RDU Observation Park

Raleigh-Durham International Airport, Across from General Aviation Terminal, Morrisville, NC 27623
+1 919-840-7700
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Nice observation deck but some obstructions

This is a great place to go if you like watching planes take off and land. Has a nice deck with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Don N
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Great location for Plane Spotting

Observation Park provides magnificent views of RDU’s runway and is located near the Air Traffic... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Gloria R
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh-Durham International Airport, Across from General Aviation Terminal, Morrisville, NC 27623
This attraction is at Raleigh-Durham Airport
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+1 919-840-7700
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to go if you like watching planes take off and land. Has a nice deck with seating a small playground and restrooms. Also it is free and has free parking. My only problem is the view is obstructed by the...More

Thank Don N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Observation Park provides magnificent views of RDU’s runway and is located near the Air Traffic Control Tower. Spend hours plane-watching and listening to pilot-tower communications via audio speakers on the elevated observation platform. I bring my binoculars and do some Plane Spotting watching the planes...More

Thank Gloria R
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Its kind of a neat lil place to check out with a picnic area and bathrooms. Its cool to watch the planes land and take off, however, just so happens to be a big building exactly right in the view of where the plane touches...More

1  Thank StanKmiec3
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Husband and I had a few minutes to wait for our daughter's plane to arrive and checked out this neat FREE park. Wish they had this when our kids were younger. Great place to take the kids for a picnic, sand play, playground and relax....More

Thank Rhjones69
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Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Shade available for both picnic tables or observation deck. Very nice spot for lunch or meeting. Good parking nice grassy spot and shade trees.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 May 2017

The view of the runway is partially obscured by a building but still offers a nice view of taxiing jets and takeoff and great sunset. Nicely done area, cool play runway for kids with a nice little playground. Needed to kill an hour or so,...More

Thank sfluder
Reviewed 27 March 2017

This is really cool to watch planes take off and land. It's usually pretty quiet and not usually crowded, which is nice. There are benches or you can stand and watch. There is information on all different types of planes there too, so you can...More

Thank travelgirl179
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Spent the rare few sunny afternoons in the 70s here. It has benches, airplanes are taking off and landing every couple minutes, what more can a guy ask for?

Thank Charles T
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Free parking, free view-- it's just a bit hard to find because there are no signs until you turn off the main loop and go toward general aviation.

Thank BigCJ65
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I come here when its quiet to contemplate life or just relax. I love watching the planes take off and land and the piped-in radio traffic. I used to bring the kids here to play. Very cool retreat.

Thank tkcary
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Ashland77
16 May 2017|
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Response from kinkung2017 | Reviewed this property |
I do not think so. This is simply an observation platform where you watch plans taxi and load or take off
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