Founder's Plaza Observation Area, Irving

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  • July 20, 2017
    Our family visits Founder's Plaza every summer, frequently taking a picnic lunch. The highlight of the afternoon is watching Qantas A-380 land about 1:45 PM. It is the perfect place to take photos, as...  more »
  • July 18, 2017
    My daughter and I stopped by here to check it out. It was really cool to watch the planes take off and come in. It was raining so we really didn't get to stay out too long, But will return to enjoy ag...  more »
  • June 21, 2017
    Nice place to sit and do plane spotting of international carriers. Only drawback is that if the winds are out of the North, most planes are already off the ground way before they get to you. This area...  more »
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  • July 3, 2017
    Really neat area for younger kids. Nice large grassy area for them to run around in our to have a picnic if you don't want to sit at a table. Free telescopes to see the airport (however some do need to be repaired). Radio traffic is broadcast so you can hear what is going on. However, beware no bathrooms. I would avoid going at lunch time, as a lot of people go here to sit in there cars to eat. So parking gets a little scarce. However it's completely free and how often can you find free entertainment anymore?
  • May 24, 2017
    This is a hidden gem. You can come out here and take the family. Watch planes take off and land. It's st up kind of like a highway test stop. They have seats and tables in the shade, a nice area for the kids to run around and they even pipe in the ATC communications. Nice place to just sit, relax and have your lunch.
  • June 22, 2017
    Great public access point to watch airport operations. Radio traffic piped in over loudspeakers. Lots of unique and interesting exhibits. Kid friendly. Plenty of parking.
  • May 30, 2017
    Neat place to take kids or visitors from out of town. I was able to take our Cub Scouts, and they enjoyed watching the planes. Also plenty of space for them to run around.
  • July 7, 2017
    I really liked this place. There are two things it needs. 1 it needs a restroom and 2 there needs to be some place that is totally covered in case it rains.

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