Tours begin at the John Wayne statue on the Arrival (lower) Level (bring your camera!). Groups view and receive explanations of how planes fly, the Wright Brothers flight, terminal architecture, historical photo displays, rental car areas, baggage carousels, airline ticket counter areas, security checkpoints, flight display monitors, paging, and skycap activity. The last stop on the tour is an area where the participants can view the airfield and planes taking off and landing. Due to heightened security, tour groups are currently NOT permitted entry to the secured side of the Terminal. (The FAA does not permit tours of the Control Tower. The Fire Station does not allow tours.)
Schedule your tour a couple of weeks in advnace, usually for 10:30 a.m. or 2:30 p.m. weekdays though it’s possible to do Saturday as well. The hour to hour and a half tour can be arranged for from 2 to 25 people, and the only expense is for parking at $2 per hour.
Do any other airports offer something similar?