Lambert-St. Louis Airport

Kidding around at Lambert-St. Louis Int’l Airport


Lucky kids at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL) now get to play in a new 1,500 square-foot transportation-themed play that comes courtesy of the The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum.

Located in the C Concourse at Gate C2, the play area has a mini airport with a kid-sized plane, air traffic control tower, car rental counters, luggage conveyor belt and an airport screening area with (pretend) x-ray machine.



Other forms of transportation are represented as well: in addition to a car, a truck and a van, the play area has a mock MetroLink light rail train.

(Photos courtesy Lambert-St. Louis International Airport)

Customer Appreciation Week at Lambert-St. Louis Airport

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Here’s a great new trend at airports: Customer Appreciation Week.

From May 4-10, Lambert-St. Louis International Airport will be celebrating passengers with a wide variety of events, giveaways and appearances.

There will be a “selfie station” in the baggage claim with large photo backdrops where travelers can have photos of themselves pretending to climb the Gateway Arch or petting a sea lion from the Saint Louis Zoo. Those who tweet their selfies (#STLfies) have a chance of winning a pair of St. Louis Cardinals baseball tickets.

Monday and Tuesday, assorted local mascots and characters will be making appearances in both Terminals 1 and 2, including Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny from Six Flags, Fredbird from the St. Louis Cardinals, Rampage from the St. Louis Rams and Louie from the St. Louis Blues.

Wednesday is Airlines Day, when airlines will be handing out candy and other surprises at the gates and all week there will live music events in both terminals.

Have fun!

Hats and headcoverings exhibit at Lambert-St. Louis Airport


The Griot Museum of Black History of St. Louis has brought “Crowning Glory” – an exhibit about the evolution and trends of African-American head-coverings – to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL).

The exhibit uses more than 50 hats, head covering and other artifacts to explore four main themes:

Traditional African head coverings; the evolution of the Church Hat; millinery history in St. Louis; and the Levine Hat Company, which opened in St. St Louis in 1903 and which made and sold popular hats for men such as the Knox and the “Zoot Suite” hat.”

Here’s a link to the Levine Hat Company’s guide to Hat Etiquette.

Look for “Crowning Glory” in Lambert’s Meeting Place Gallery in the Terminal 1 Bag Claim through May 2013.


Beer bottle wall at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport

How many bottles of beer are on the wall at the new St. Louis Brewmasters Tap Room in Terminal 2 (Concourse E) at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport?


No one is saying just yet, but you can count them for yourself while waiting for a flight and drinking beers from local, regional and national breweries such as a Anheuser Busch, Schlafly and O’Fallon.

The menu seems intriguing as well: it includes Pale Ale pulled pork sandwiches and, for dessert, cinnamon waffles with warm Nutella and vanilla ice cream.

After you drink your beer and count the bottles, don’t forget to check out all the art at STL, which include art glass screens , an exhibit about chess (through October 26th) from the World Chess Hall of Fame that invites travelers to sit down to play and the 8-foot by 51-foot mural “Black Americans in Flight” that pays tribute to African-American achievements in aviation from 1917 through the late 1980s.

(Photos courtesy STL airport)

Your move at Lambert-St. Louis Int’l Airport

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
is hosting an exhibit by the World Chess Hall of Fame called Chess Inspires… at the Terminal 1 Meeting Place Gallery, in the Baggage Claim area.

In addition to showcasing how the game has inspired artists and designers for hundreds of years, the exhibit has a chess table set up so passengers – and those waiting for passengers to arrive – can play.