Be an Avid Planespotter at the RDU Airport Observation Park RDU Observation Deck
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Be an Avid Planespotter at the RDU Airport Observation Park RDU Observation Deck
Be an Avid Planespotter at the RDU Airport Observation Park
Free  .  Today, 8:00a - 7:00p

Be an Avid Planespotter at the RDU Airport Observation Park

Free  .  Today, 8:00a - 7:00p

Witness the beauty of flight at the RDU Airport Observation Park. The covered terrace gets you right into the action as airplanes take off and land only a few hundred feet away.

Grab your leather flying cap and your trusty pair of aviators and come enjoy one of the triangle's best-kept secrets. The RDU Observation Park is a great place to catch an exquisite sunset and experience modern aviation at its finest. The raised deck will get you high enough for a bird's eye view of the action on the runway. Depending on the wind direction, this could mean planes both landing and taking off.

The deck's built-in speaker system broadcasts radio transmissions from the control tower and the cockpit so you can really feel the wind underneath your wings.

Metal plaques below the railing will give you detailed descriptions of over 20 aircrafts and the playground (conveniently shaped like a runway) is perfect for the junior pilots.

The park is a little tricky to get to. Stay on the main airport road past Terminal 1 until you see W. International Rd on your right. If you make it to Terminal 2 then you have gone too far. Take the right on to W. International Rd and continue until you pass Park and Ride 2. Observation Park will be on your right.

Don't delay, put on your wings and head out to the Observation Park for some high flying fun!

RDU Observation Deck
W International Dr
Morrisville, NC 27560
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8:00a - 7:00p

Sunday 8:00a - 7:00p
Monday 8:00a - 7:00p
Tuesday 8:00a - 7:00p
Wednesday 8:00a - 7:00p
Thursday 8:00a - 7:00p
Friday 8:00a - 7:00p
Saturday 8:00a - 7:00p
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