Chicago’s Midway International Airport has a secret
41º 47′ 15″ N / 87º 44′ 31″ W
It is not how its name came to be since it was named in honor of the pivotal WW II Battle of Midway. It is not in its location as one end of the Orange Line (a metro rail line) is located there. There is no mention of it on the airport’s website, there is no sign pointing visitors to it in the airport and there is no indication given by any of the airport maps that guide travelers through the terminals. Yet, there is a significant display at Chicago’s Midway International Airport.
Here is the secret. Go down the hall towards Concourse A and you will see the Battle of Midway Memorial, complete with a Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber suspended from the ceiling. Along with the aircraft there are wall panels artfully illustrating the battle’s history as well as a relatively quiet area with tables and chairs to use while awaiting one’s flight.
Why the secret?