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Bloomington and Mall of America – the Perfect Visitor Destination!

Home of Mall of America, Bloomington hosts more than 42 million travelers from near and far, who are making their shopping pilgrimage to the world’s foremost indoor shopping and entertainment attraction. In addition to the Mall’s 520 retail shops, visitors can enjoy over 50 restaurants, Theatres at Mall of America™, SEA LIFE® Minnesota Aquarium and America’s largest indoor amusement park, Nickelodeon Universe®.

Opening its doors in 1992, Mall of America® has revolutionized the shopping experience and become a leader in retail, entertainment and attractions. Mall of America is one of the top tourist destinations in the country as well as one of the most recognizable brands. 

Anchored by Nordstrom, Macy’s and Sears, Mall of America welcomes visitors to explore the latest styles in the nation’s largest shopping mall. With no sales tax on all clothing and shoe purchases, shoppers will bask in the high-end shopping on the South Avenue, which houses luxury brands such as Burberry, Hugo Boss, Michael Kors, Stuart Weitzman, Herni Bendel, Apple and Microsoft. Or, shop for the men and children in your life, plus beauty products, toys, gadgets and chocolates all throughout four levels of incredible shopping options. Get your game plan ready before you arrive by visiting 

Mall of America has earned a national reputation for entertaining guests. From musical acts to celebrity book signings to fashion shows, Mall of America is the Hollywood of the Midwest. Hosting more than 400 events each year, the Mall has become the place where fans can meet and greet their favorite celebrities or take part in interactive, one-of-a-kind events. 

As the fifth largest city in Minnesota, some refer to Bloomington as the Third Twin City. With 38 hotels offering 8,200 guest rooms – more than downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul combined – Bloomington could be referred to as the hospitality capital of Minnesota. Located adjacent to the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport, Bloomington is just minutes away from Minneapolis and St. Paul area attractions. The Hiawatha Line Light Rail connects Bloomington to Minneapolis making stops at the airport, Target Field and Mall of America. 

Bloomington visitors can enjoy 123 city parks, three golf courses and the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge. Located along the banks and wetlands of the Minnesota River, it’s one of only four wildlife refuges located within a major metropolitan area. 

For Bloomington tourists, the BCVB Web site,, has everything you need to plan the perfect getaway. From hotel reservations to special getaway promotions and discount offers, to comprehensive information on area attractions and events, it’s all easy to find, right there online. You’ll find unique offers such as The Big Ticket™ – the only attractions pass of its kind in Minnesota. It’s a great value for visitors wanting to experience six of the Twin Cities best attractions, with savings of 30 percent! 

Whether you are visiting Bloomington, MN and Mall of America to shop or to take in the sights around the city, when you arrive you will be warmly received.

Official Bloomington, Minnesota Travel Sites

Official Bloomington Travel Site

Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau

Official Mall of America Travel Site

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