RDU OBSERVATION PARK

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At Raleigh-Durham International Airport there is a highly-acclaimed Observation Park, where you can view planes from an elevated platform, listen to the air traffic controllers and allow your kids' imaginations to soar on our mini-runways.

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Popular with kids of all ages, RDU’s Observation Park provides sweeping views of RDU’s 10,000-foot runway and is located near the Air Traffic Control Tower.

Spend hours plane-watching from an elevated platform and listening to pilot-tower communications via audio speakers on the elevated observation platform.

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The RDU Observation Park is open from 9 a.m. to sunset, daily.  Free Parking is right next to it, and bathrooms are available. You can get to it by following signs for the General Aviation Terminal.

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In addition to listening to direct communication between pilots and the RDU air traffic control tower, the RDU elevated observation deck has a roof for protection from sun and rain, plus comfortable seating for those that want to stay and visit a while.

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Plus the entire family can enjoy the expansive picnic area and the playground area as well.  

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The official RDU Observation Park Web-Page is at  https://www.rdu.com/observation-park/

 

 

Enjoy your visit!