Founder's Plaza Observation Area, Irving

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  • My aunt and uncle, who are locals, took us to this place. You can see the planes take off from Dallas Fort Worth International here. There is a small park with a small free parking lot. Kids of any ag...  more »
  • As my hobby is photographing aircraft and I'm from England, this was a fascinating place to visit. and I took hundreds of photos (99% of them American Airlines). To have the best views, the wind has t...  more »
  • It gets pretty hot during the summer, but you can sit in your car with the A/C going and watch the planes land and take off. I think one arrives about every 30 seconds! There is a fun fountain for the...  more »
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  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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