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A nice park

This is a nice area to bring your children to play on the equipment. You can also park here and... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Linthicum Heights, Maryland
Cool place for young kids

Since my great-grandson loves airplanes, took him to the Thomas A. Dixon Observation Area to see... read more

Reviewed June 12, 2018
Richard G
Millersville, Maryland
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1911 Dorsey Rd, Glen Burnie, MD 21061-3218
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

This is a nice area to bring your children to play on the equipment. You can also park here and walk/run/bike on the B&A Bike trail. The entire trail around the airport is just 10 miles.

Thank ddallas1969
Reviewed June 12, 2018

Since my great-grandson loves airplanes, took him to the Thomas A. Dixon Observation Area to see the planes. Even though he saw several planes take off, he also had a great time playing on the playground. He talked about the trip all the way home.

Thank Richard G
Reviewed May 1, 2017

Those are the words that my grandson spoke as he concluded a video (using my phone) he took of a plane landing at this observation site. Of course, it was hard to hear when we watched the video immediately afterward, the parking lot was full,...More

Thank BLKinOR
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

Thomas Dixon Aircraft Observation is a very friendly family oriented park. A fun playground where children and family's can engage. A wonderful bike path that is terribly popular for all ages.

Thank PattyakEllen
Reviewed March 27, 2017

This is a great spot to bring the kids to play on the playground, relax and watch the planes land/take off, practice photography, or start the Airport Loop trail. Parking is extremely limited. You may have to park along the road to access this area....More

Thank OkieDokwa14
Reviewed March 23, 2017

Think of this as actually 3.5 and a rating of "good." I'm a plane nerd, scanner and all. This is my regular go-to site, and I generally enjoy it and recommend it as the least complicated observation site of the three Washington-area major airports. It...More

Thank Lynn S
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Had an hour or so before visiting my son and decided to check out this area. We pulled in and found a parking spot right away. Cars were coming and going so if you are patient a spot will open up! Nice playground for children..beautiful...More

Thank SusanRVer
Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to take a morning walk. There is always people around which makes one feel reasonably safe. While it's nice to walk in the woods I suggest that you not walk alone. The scenery is calming and cool due to the...More

Thank Donna T
Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Nice area to take a walk (B&A Trail). Great photo spot for planes landing. A little crowded at times, but worth it.

Thank Rob S
Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

This is a fun, outdoor area to watch planes take off from BWI. Make up games to play with your kids - example - Everyone guesses how many planes will be seen in 30 minutes or so - make up a story about where the...More

Thank Ann D
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Laura K
October 15, 2016|
Response from Rob S | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, it's a Dawn to Dusk area.
haydee g
April 12, 2016|
Response from meanbear410 | Reviewed this property |
People and pets are allowed in the playground, parking lot and observation area