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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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TOL views !!

A great place/deck to watch airplanes take off and land. Most planes you see will be the regional... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2018
Chris V
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Practically a must when a spouse leaves for business

Whether it is me or my spouse leaving RDU on a business trip my kids always seem to find our way to... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2017
GeekByExample
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Elkridge
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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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Reviewed 8 March 2018

A great place/deck to watch airplanes take off and land. Most planes you see will be the regional jets operated by American, Delta, and United. The only B777 wide-body operator is the American Airlines that's scheduled for 19:25hrs to Heathrow. There are two runways, of...More

1  Thank Chris V
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

Whether it is me or my spouse leaving RDU on a business trip my kids always seem to find our way to the observation park to watch the planes take off. From the deck itself you can see planes take off and land on the...More

1  Thank GeekByExample
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We attended the event and were very impressed by the planes, exhibits, and hard work of the USO. Parking was not ideal as we were not permitted to walk across the street & had to wait on a bus to and from. Also, we waited...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

We came by and it was a really great thing to see. There's a nice modern observation ledge where you can see the planes take off and land. There's also a mini runway in the park that my littlest one loved running around and it...More

Thank kurokitty
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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

This place offers a great getaway for a few hours. Kid friendly play area. Covered observation area to watch aircraft landings and take offs. Clean bathroom on site . Lots of free parking.

Thank Jobo14
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Reviewed 8 July 2017

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
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Reviewed 23 June 2017

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
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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
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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 17 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 stephaniesudano
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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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