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RDU Observation Park, Morrisville

Categories: Lookouts, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 55+ reviews on the web
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  • Great place to watch planes land or take off. Great for singles, couples or kids as there is a small park made in the form of an airport runway. Can get some great sunset pictures from there but it do...  read more »
  • Visited the RDU observation park last week. Although a hot day the observation park is covered providing shade. Had a few extra minutes prior to travel so enjoyed watching several aircraft land and ta...  read more »
  • I love taking my kids to the RDU observation deck to watch the planes. The park also has a large sandbox and mini-runways so the kids can run around an play. It has plenty of space to run an play (gra...  read more »
  • Vey cool summer idea w the kids it also has a small park for them to play nothing fancy. It was really neat to see the plans take off and land!
  • It's small, but this park has great views of planes taking off and landing. There are tables and restrooms too, in case you feel like a picnic.
  • If you have kids or you enjoy watching planes take off this is a fun little park. Designed to be family friendly with a small playground area, a miniature landing strip for the kids to walk on, a propeller to look at along with a loudspeaker to hear the tower information. Sufficient parking and you want to come in from 70. Right after you make a left at the sign it is the first right hidden between the bushes that you could drive right past.
  • I brought my 95 year old grandfather, a WWII Veteran Pilot for the Army Air Corps, and he absolutely loved it.
  • I do not understand the great reviews this place receives. The idea of building an observation deck is wonderful. Placing it behind a large building so that you will not see touchdowns - this is just sloppy design. The acceleration part of the takeoffs happens behind this building as well. Probably nobody cared, after all, what kind of experience this observation deck is going to bring. I would say - it could be much much better. Just move it closer to the runaway or make it higher. I understand that people with little kids are happy since there is a playground, a picnic area and a small model of the airport runaways. But the fun ends there. Larger kids, like 6 years old and older will not be so happy seeing that they do not see too much because it happens behind a building. They will see, however, what they have missed.
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