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Mall of America, Bloomington

Categories: Shopping Malls, Shopping
Inspirock Rating:
4.2/5 based on 3,600+ reviews on the web
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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  • We made a spontaneous stop at the Mall of America on our way home & were not disappointed. We visited the Hard Rock Cafe, Nickelodeon Universe, Hot Topic, and the Mythbusters interactive exhibit. It w...  read more »
  • Yes the Mall has an amazing amount of shops, but wow it's so big and so noisy! I managed a morning, before I wanted to run out the door. You would also need a week to get round the place. There's plen...  read more »
  • Mall of America is one of a kind and definitely worth checking out. First, there’s an amusement park inside, Nickelodeon Universe, that’s like a mini Six Flags. I think I counted four roller coasters,...  read more »
  • Lots of stores to shop at you could spend a whole week there shopping. I went to the sea life, that was truly amazing, we went through a tunnel and there was sea creatures all around me but not underneath me, we sea turtles, sharks, sting ray, not all in the tunnel but before and after the tunnel, etc. Before the tunnel we got to touch sea creatures they got scared when we touched them, it was fun. Anyway there are candy stores, tech stores, a huge playing area for kids with tones of rides. pretty much any store they have. Also have a hotel attached so if you are truly serious about shopping till you drop you can.
  • awesome mall! The size of it is staggering and the variety of fashion shopping choices are mind boggling. It's weird that a mall of this scale does not have a supermarket though. The crowd in this mall is varied, but overall you would feel safe. For goodness sake there's a theme park and an aquarium within it! Read that this place used to be a stadium. It's not too far from downtown St Paul, so it totally worth to make a trip down. Minnesota has no tax for fashion shipping so go wild. One strange thing I experienced while I was there was that the ground seems to tremble every now and then. I guessed it due to the trains? The transit station is linked to the mall, so its convenient to catch transportation to either premium outlet or back to downtown. Thumbs up 👍!
  • This is the closest mall to my house so I'm often forced to go hear for regular purchases. It's obviously geared more to tourists as all the amenities are a bit overpriced. We still find deals though. I have kids and there really aren't and "free" things to do like you might see at other malls. For locals I would recommend a SeaLife Aquarium pass. They pay for themselves after the second trip.
  • Great place to spend some time with friends or family, especially during the winter months. Can get a little too crowded during any of the holidays though. I would recommend avoiding the weekends in December, and the entire week before and after Christmas. MOA has many cool shops to go to, and it's a place to go a minimum of once.
  • Oh my goodness. You know people stay at the hotel next door and come here like a couple times in as many days? This place is maybe a 4 hour jaunt if you're the most doting parent with the itchy-fingered shopper spouse. Seriously, not trolling. If you like this place, or you think you might like this place, take a long look at yourself. At best, this is a lame county fair's amusement park wed to every mall you've ever been to. If you have money to blow on garbage and indoor contrived activities here, go to Mexico for a long weekend man. Memories are more than a summer sale or Xmas shopping, make something that your wife and family will cherish. Dodging mentally ill locals and catching a deal on Chinese manufactured merchandise are not going to win you Dad points.
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