MSP International Airport’s Terminal 1-Lindbergh Turns 50

The $8.5 million terminal had 600,000 square feet and boasted 24 gates on two concourses, or “piers,” when it opened in 1962.

In celebration of Terminal 1-Lindbergh’s 50th anniversary, numerous shops and restaurants in the terminal are offering special deals Jan. 3-9: Get an additional 50% off clearance orange ticket merchandise at Creative Kidstuff, Minnesota!, Radio Road, Spirit of the Red Horse, Talie and Zozo; receive 10% off any purchase at InMotion Entertainment or 15% off your entire purchase at Wilson’s Leather. Travelers can also enter a chance to win a $50 gift basket from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. For more information, visit

Do You Remember:
? When security checkpoints were at the entrance to concourses rather than in the
Ticketing Lobby?
? When there was only surface parking in front of the terminal?
? When the airport mall was lined with live birch trees?
? When you could cross the street from the terminal to parking using crosswalks?
? When concourses were named after colors instead of letters?
? When airport restrooms had pay toilets?
To read fun facts about Terminal 1-Lindbergh or to share your own memories and photos
of terminal, visit










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