RDU Observation Park, Morrisville

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  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 l...  more »
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  • OMG LOVE IT! So my bf has an aviation obsession. We have never passed and airport without stopping by and checking it out. So of course after touring NC State we stopped by this observation deck. The views were awesome! I loved coming here and watching the planes take off, it was so fun and a great place to have a picnic tbh.
  • Large UNC building obstructs the best parts of both take offs and landings.
  • Stopped by here and enjoyed watching a few planes takeoff within about 30 mins or so. easy to get to with bathrooms that are clean, and seats on the deck to sit and watch the planes. I will return here another day as this day was very cloudy and once the planes took off about 500ft up there were in the clouds. I would agree with others that the UNC building and some trees do block alot of the run way. Would be nice if you see the whole runway.
  • Nice place to spend some time with kids. The RDU is not very busy airport, so do not expect too many takeoffs and landings.
  • There are a few huge buildings in front of the observation deck which blocks the view of the touchdown point which is the whole fun of seeing aeroplanes land. Otherwise the idea to build such a place is really good. Could have been little closer to runway. If you look for the best experience with seeing flights take off and land i wud suggest gravelly point in Washington DC.
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