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Charlotte Douglas Airport Overlook

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Address: 7300 Old Dowd Rd, Charlotte, NC 28208
This attraction is at Douglas Airport

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This is a fun thing to do on a beautiful spring day. There are some picnic tables and benches or you can just park and watch the planes land and take off.

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This airport is a smaller airport than the large cities across the USA. They offer many flights at affordable prices especially if you book through TripAdvisor. Navigating the airport is fairly easy because of all the signs. The carpet on the floor helps keep the noise down.

Thank Gina H
North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fun thing to do on a beautiful spring day. There are some picnic tables and benches or you can just park and watch the planes land and take off.

Thank dbgsmm
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39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first time in Charlotte and it was nice to take in some of the sights. This location provided a nice view of the area.

Thank set2go52
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the nicest airports- friendly staff, clean bathrooms, carpet for comfort, great food choices, well run!

Thank Ross B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The overlook is essentially a parking lot nestled amongst some trees and grass alongside one of the Charlotte Douglas Airport runways. There is parking for probably 40 or so vehicles but typically is not super busy. There is accessible grass if you want to stand/sit outside your car. Sitting parallel to the runway,probably 100 yards back or so, means you... More 

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Orchard Park, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped at the overlook for a quick airport view before our flight out of Charlotte. It's very simple and nice, with benches for watching the flights in and out.

Thank Tootsum
Arnold, Missouri
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Spent several hours here today. It's free and I had down time on this business trip so why not? Charlotte's airport is reportedly the 6th busiest in the nation. That's very believable. If you're into seeing a lot of different plane types or planes from many different air carriers than this probably isn't going to be as interesting. Charlotte is... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

My mom and I were here on a stop over for an hour on our way home to Raleigh back on Thursday, March 9th. We've been here at this airport before and It was busy as expected being a hub. This airport has proper signs to get you to your respective gates or baggage claims area. It does have enough... More 

Thank Jesilu M
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

I know you've heard it before, but the shoe shine in terminal A is KILLER! Make time to stop by. They are very nice and professional.

Thank nbb1107
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

This is a fun place to go have a picnic on nice spring or summer day. Especially if you enjoy watching the planes take off and land. It can be loud for small ears.

Thank Kelley C

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