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Mall of America, Bloomington

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Mall of America attracts over 40 million shoppers each year, the most of any mall in the world. The largest indoor shopping complex in the country, the mall houses an indoor theme park, aquarium, wedding chapel, and a miniature golf course in addition to the usual stores, movie theaters, and restaurants. Many visitors follow the shopping experience with a ride on one of the mall's 24 roller coasters, but you can also explore the aquarium's family-friendly exhibits. The mall is a ten-minute car ride from the airport, though you can easily reach it by the light rail network from almost anywhere else in the greater Minneapolis area. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Mall of America and many more Bloomington attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Bloomington vacation builder.
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  • They love the place shops and rids. Lots and lots of places to eat. Could be there for a week and not see everything they want to go back soon.  more »
  • The mall is quite overwhelming with 550 stores but something you should see while in the area. Bonus: parking is free  more »
  • We visited from out of town and we came back 4 times!! We went to shop, to crayola experience, the amusement park, sea life and mini golf.  more »
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  • We went right when it opened at 10. Perfect timing! No crowds. Fun rides. Great shopping. Lots of dining options. Visiting from Missouri but would come back. Flyover America was super fun!!
  • Me and my girlfriend went to Minneapolis about a month or two ago just to get away for a little vacation. Went to the mall everyday. The only thing that made it fun was being there with her, otherwise it's the same old stuff you'd see at any mall. I expected more variety or maybe some stores I had never seen before, but the entire mall is filled with generic, everyday stores and it seems like they have multiples of a lot of stores just to fill up space so that they can be the largest mall. My girlfriend really wanted to visit the aquarium there but the line was so long we couldn't have gotten in before it closed, she was very disappointed and I felt really bad that we couldn't do something that she was very excited about. We could only look down from the upper floor. Having only one entrance to get in with what seems like a very inefficient staff and ticket system was the reason she missed out on it. The only thing that I remotely liked about this mall was the food, a couple of stores and the arcade at the Nickelodeon amusement park. Other than that, well like I said before, she was the reason I was having a good time. Regardless of all these faults with this mall, I made the best of it and decided to just have fun with my girl, after being overworked, exhausted, cranky and irritable for about 6 months. In conclusion: vastly overcrowded, multiples of the same stores to fill up space, some mildly entertaining amusement and nothing actually special. Really overly hyped.
  • There are tons of stores here, and it is massively huge. It has an amusement park that is legit enough that you could just go to the park and not shop at all. There are many options for shopping though, for every person and every any and every species. The atmosphere is not much different than other malls, but it is much bigger. It is relatively clean, and there are supposed to be plenty of cops to keep you safe. All in all it is a really great mall.
  • It was a great experience! First time ever visit with my family and we had an amazing time. The theme parks, staff and services were great. We ate at the Ruby Thai Kitchen.. delicious! Mall of America is a one stop place for families looking for unending fun! Our trip from Georgia to Minnesota was complete with this visit to the mall and we shall return.
  • I really like this place it is good for kids and adults. Its got a whole amusement park for the kids and lots of stores and shops for adults. It's got a lot of unique stores and there is other things to do rather than the amusement park for the kids like mirror mazes and there is a virtual reality place, so over all this is a very good place for a family or just adults. I really liked it and I hope you like it.

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Where to stay in Bloomington

Most of the accommodations in Bloomington lie along Interstate 494 with easy access to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The Mall of America lies just south of the airport, so most of the hotels around the airport provide convenient access to the mall as well. Consider staying in one of the hotels on Killebrew Drive, which serves as the mall's southern border, to get away from the interstate.
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