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“nice free place to kill some time”

RDU Observation Park
Ranked #2 of 13 things to do in Morrisville
Certificate of Excellence
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cary, nc
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25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“nice free place to kill some time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2013

This is a nice place to kill some time with kids if you're itching to get out, enjoy the good weather and do something FREE. Even in the heat of the summer it was fairly windy when we went and the deck is covered. My kids are a bit older and enjoyed it. It's strangely relaxing.

Next will try the crosswinds café.

Visited August 2013
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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146 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Some neat views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2013

Could have better visibility and more to do around the "park" but just the fact they offe something like this is pretty neat.

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Morrisville, North Carolina
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38 reviews
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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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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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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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