RDU OBSERVATION PARK
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.
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.
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.
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.
Plus the entire family can enjoy the expansive picnic area and the playground area as well.
The official RDU Observation Park Web-Page is at https://www.rdu.com/observation-park/
Enjoy your visit!