While primarily an airport, the Raleigh-Durham International Airport also has other attractions to offer. Visitors can enjoy outstanding views of planes taking off and landing, by taking a trip to the Observation Park or Crosswinds Café.
The Observation Park overlooks the airport's longest runway, providing impressive aerial views alongside broadcasted air traffic communication. Replete with a playground and picnic tables as well, it's a great spot for a family day out. Crosswinds Café is located at the General Aviation Terminal, and not only offers panoramic views but also a range of meals, snacks and beverages. Visitors can choose from a wide range of dishes including pizza and bagels, all before enjoying the airport's impressive art gallery.
The gallery is located in Terminal A of the airport and features a diverse range of paintings, drawings, pottery and sculptures. The Dream of Flight sculpture is one of the gallery's most popular pieces, representing man's desire to reach the heavens with four stainless steel figures. But the first piece of permanent art that was introduced to the airport was a mural, made up of 2500 ceramic pieces which depict the eco system of North Carolina.
Hotels near Raleigh Durham Airport don't get much better than the Millennium Hotel Durham. Just fifteen miles apart, this allows for both an easy arrival and departure. The airport shuttle service is available for all guests, and to request this service simply call +1 919 383 8575.