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“Great park to watch planes take off and land...” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of RDU Observation Park

RDU Observation Park
Ranked #3 of 14 things to do in Morrisville
Certificate of Excellence
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Morrisville, North Carolina
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38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great park to watch planes take off and land...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2013

This is a hidden little gem that is great for the kids to play, watch planes come and go, as well as wait for someone flying in.

Visited December 2012
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fun..if you're there with kids”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2013

Understand RDU is in the middle of NOWHERE. I mean..it's an AIRPORT. BUT, if you have time to kill and kids... or just love planes, this place is cool.In the picture you see the observation deck; a rasied platfom that offers a good view of the takeoffs and landings. Now this place will ROCK if an A380 or 777 comes to RDU! And there's also a kids playground WITH bathrooms! So if you have a flight to wait for ...delayed by hours... and kids...try it. It is NOT within walking distance of the terminals.

Visited March 2013
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San Diego, California
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32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Nice park”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2013

This probably isn't the best park for kids. There is a small sandbox area and some monkey bars. No swings or any other real playgroud stuff but you do get to watch the planes takeoff and land. It also has a nice elevated observation platform that gives good views of RDU's longest runway. There is live ATC being broadcast from a loudspeaker. The park closes at dark, free to get in to. Nice place to park while you wait for someone to arrive. It's only a 3-5 minute drive to the main terminal. Parking can be a little tight.

Visited April 2013
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Something different to do for a hour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2013

I love this place. It's close to the action and has a very nice view. Nice little play ground and area for the kids. Excellent place to enjoy some down time or have a small picnic. It also has a description of all the planes and audio of the control tower. The best part ... its free!

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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123 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“A Proposal.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2013

Our grandson proposed to his soon to be bride on the Observation Deck. That is were they had spent many nice days enjoying the views and etc... We were there to watch and a more romantic setting could not have been. We were all watching......from afar...

Visited September 2012
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