You may be surprised by the unique experiences you can have in the USA’s largest shopping mall.
At the world-famous Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, shopping is only the beginning of the things you can do. Visitors can spend days exploring the largest shopping and entertainment complex in North America – home of up to 500 stores, nearly 50 restaurants, dozens of onsite rides, crowd-pleasing attractions and endless opportunities for fun. Pick one of the 46 nearby hotels as your basecamp for exploring Mall of America, the fun-filled town of Bloomington and the cosmopolitan Twin Cities. Be delighted by thrilling rides, indoor entertainment, year-round events, delicious cuisine and kid-friendly spots.
Outside of its unparalleled shopping opportunities, the seemingly endless attractions at Mall of America are destination-worthy on their own. Among its can’t-miss experiences is Nickelodeon Universe®, the largest indoor theme park in the USA. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the venue’s 28 rides and attractions, including bumper cars, a Ferris wheel, and multiple thrilling roller coasters. Enjoy creative play spaces and hands-on activities at Crayola Experience, then sharpen your axe-throwing skills at The Fair on 4. FlyOver America is an interactive flight simulation ride that takes visitors on an immersive tour high above iconic North American landmarks. No trip would be complete without a visit to Minnesota’s largest aquarium – SEA LIFE. Get up close and personal with sharks, turtles, jellyfish and other exciting marine life as you navigate the aquarium’s 91-meter ocean tunnel. It’s almost impossible to explore all that Mall of America has to offer in one day. Come back to experience other attractions like the Amazing Mirror Maze, the Museum of Illusions, ClimbZone and many more.
Hands-on marine life encounters at the Pacific Northwest Rockpool exhibit in the SEA LIFE aquarium
Mall of America has over 350 free events annually with celebrity appearances, musical performances, charitable initiatives, product launches, book signings, movie premieres, fashion shows and more. Catch live concerts throughout the year, many from the local musicians featured as part of the Minnesota Music Coalition’s artist spotlights. If you’re in town during the Lunar New Year Celebration, head to the Huntington® Bank Rotunda at Mall of America for an epic experience that includes artistic performances, cultural presentations, and beautiful decor from floor to ceiling. Comedy fans can’t miss the chance to catch a bite and some laughs at Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy. The kids will love character meet and greets at Nickelodeon Universe®, and the whole family is sure to be surprised and delighted during a behind-the-scenes tour of the Mall.
Guests enjoy a seasonal event in the Mall of America rotunda
Delectable Dining Experiences
Mall of America hosts over 50 restaurants throughout the complex ranging from fast food options to celebrity-inspired eateries serving international flavors. Grab a coffee or tea from Coaster Cafe before walking around the expansive grounds. When it’s time for lunch, grab a beer and burger at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville, Cowboy Jack’s or the Rainforest Café. For a more elevated experience, enjoy full-service lunch or dinner at restaurants like Twin City Grill, Cedar and Stone, Crave and FireLake Grill House + Cocktail Bar. Once you’ve experienced the diverse dining options, daily happy hours and family deals all around the Mall, venture out to the surrounding areas and enjoy its many local breweries and wineries.
Enjoying craft beer and rustic atmosphere at FireLake Grill House + Cocktail Bar
Getting to Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, is a breeze. The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is five minutes away by car or ten minutes away by train. Mall of America is connected to Minneapolis and St. Paul by light rail and buses via the Mall of America Transit Station. Most Bloomington hotels offer free shuttles to and from Mall of America.
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