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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 and land on the...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 from. Also, we waited...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 loved running around and it...More
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
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
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
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
The view of the runway is partially obscured by a building but still offers a nice view of taxiing jets and takeoff and great sunset. Nicely done area, cool play runway for kids with a nice little playground. Needed to kill an hour or so,...More