We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

RDU Observation Park

Raleigh-Durham International Airport, Across from General Aviation Terminal, Morrisville, NC 27623
+1 919-840-7700
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Great day trip

This place offers a great getaway for a few hours. Kid friendly play area. Covered observation area... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Jobo14
,
Chesapeake, Virginia
via mobile
Nice observation deck but some obstructions

This is a great place to go if you like watching planes take off and land. Has a nice deck with... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
Don N
,
Raleigh, North Carolina
Read all 76 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good42%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
LOCATION
Raleigh-Durham International Airport, Across from General Aviation Terminal, Morrisville, NC 27623
This attraction is at Raleigh-Durham Airport
CONTACT
Website
+1 919-840-7700
Write a Review
Reviews (76)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 73 reviews

Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

This place offers a great getaway for a few hours. Kid friendly play area. Covered observation area to watch aircraft landings and take offs. Clean bathroom on site . Lots of free parking.

Thank Jobo14
Reviewed 8 July 2017

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

Thank Don N
Reviewed 22 June 2017

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

Thank Gloria R
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank StanKmiec3
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Rhjones69
A TripAdvisor Member
272
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Shade available for both picnic tables or observation deck. Very nice spot for lunch or meeting. Good parking nice grassy spot and shade trees.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 May 2017

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

Thank sfluder
Reviewed 26 March 2017

This is really cool to watch planes take off and land. It's usually pretty quiet and not usually crowded, which is nice. There are benches or you can stand and watch. There is information on all different types of planes there too, so you can...More

Thank travelgirl179
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Spent the rare few sunny afternoons in the 70s here. It has benches, airplanes are taking off and landing every couple minutes, what more can a guy ask for?

Thank Charles T
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Free parking, free view-- it's just a bit hard to find because there are no signs until you turn off the main loop and go toward general aviation.

Thank BigCJ65
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Brixx Pizza
139 reviews
2.40 km away
Brookwood Farms
5 reviews
.92 km away
Starbucks
10 reviews
2.18 km away
Trali Irish Pub and Restaurant
140 reviews
2.00 km away
Nearby Attractions
Cipher Escape
186 reviews
5.19 km away
Lake Crabtree County Park
35 reviews
4.52 km away
Umstead State Park
382 reviews
5.08 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Ashland77
16 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from kinkung2017 | Reviewed this property |
I do not think so. This is simply an observation platform where you watch plans taxi and load or take off
0
Votes