Salt Lake City International Airport

Why airport play spaces are so poorly publicized, I have no idea, but more often than not, parents simply have to stumble upon them (if they’re lucky). Sarah of Musings of Mother Hood was one of those lucky few while enduring a three-hour layover at Salt Lake City International Airport with her baby. God bless the Salt Lake City airport,” she wrote. “This little play area was right outside our gate and I honestly don’t know that we would all have made it through three of the longest hours of our lives without it.

The reviewer's son explores a play space at SLC International. Courtesy of Musings of Mother Hood.

The reviewer’s son explores a play space at SLC International. Courtesy of Musings of Mother Hood.

In fact, Salt Lake City International has three play spaces, although you’d never know it by browsing their website maps. They’re located on Concourses A, B, and E, one of which doubles as an arts-and-crafts corner, providing easels and chalkboards. The others, such as the one Sarah encountered, feature plastic foam cars and airplanes, plastic play structures, and even a fairy tale playhouse.

Date last visited: March 2009

Hours and Admission Prices: Free. Open 24 hours, non-staffed.

Food Services: The usual airport fare is located nearby each play space, including Krispy Kreme, California Pizza Kitchen, and Burger King.


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About the author

Pit Stops for Kids AUTHOR: Amy Whitley is the founding editor of Pit Stops for Kids and content editor of Trekaroo. She writes on staff monthly at a number of travel publications, and contributes to OutdoorsNW magazine as an outdoor adventure traveler. Find Amy at Google.




  1. As of May 2013, the kids’ playspace on the B terminal has been converted into a mani-pedi spa. Grrrr!

  2. Ah man! Sorry to hear it. Thanks for the update.

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  5. I’m presently at the SLC airport on a long layover and can’t find any of these play spots! Maybe they were all converted to spas and shops. So sad!

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