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Tour of Airports: “C” is also for Colorado and Connecticut

Whether you travel just once a year, once a month or even more, airports can quickly start to look the same. There are, however a lot of unique and interesting airport features out there, and we’re going to take you state-by-state to find the must-see attractions at each major airport so you can scope out your stop ahead of time and be sure to check it out for yourself.

Here’s the next installment of our Tour of Airports feature. There are two more “C” states remaining, now that California is completed:

  • Colorado: Denver International Airport (DEN, aka DIA – tugo’s home base)
    DIA is the only major airport built in the United States in the last 25 years. No wonder it seems so modern! 

    Photograph provided courtesy of Denver International Airport.

    The roof of the Jeppeson Terminal (above) is the airport’s signature, made of a Teflon-coated fiberglass material as thin as a credit card. It is designed to be reminiscent of the area’s snow-capped Rocky Mountains. The terminal is before security, however, so if you’re on a layover be sure to leave time to get back through if you want to check it out.
    Two fun things to do inside security are to cross the only passenger bridge in the U.S . where you can watch an airplane taxi under your feet (Concourse A, shown below) and to ride the underground train between the concourses. Take the northbound tunnel and be sure to look for the 5,280 propellers on the wall that are part of the “Kinetic Light Air Curtain.”

    Photograph provided courtesy of Denver International Airport.

  • Connecticut: Bradley International Airport (BDL)
    BDL is located in Windsor Locks, and Wikipedia says it’s the second-busiest airport in New England after Boston’s Logan International Airport. If you have the time on a layover, take the short trip over to the New England Air Museum, where they have over 125 aircraft and one of the world’s outstanding collections of aviation artifacts. There are lots of things to do with children, including cockpit tours and flight simulators. 

    Photo Credit: New England Air Museum website

Next up: “D” is for Delaware, “F” is for Florida, “G” is for Georgia, and “H” is for Hawaii. Stay tuned, and in the meantime please let us know if you have a tip for an airport you frequent.

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“A” is for Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, and Arkansas
“C” is for California (all 8 of them!)

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