Mall of America, Minneapolis
I hate shopping, especially in busy malls during the weekend, but Mall of America was a totally different experience.
The mall is huge, but it is not intended only for shopping lovers. Inside the building there is big entertainment complex, for kids and for adults, unique restaurants, movie theater and so on.
You absolutely must visit the Mall of America. I must admit it has every store that probably you all have seen but, the mall is so big it's just something you gotta see. The nice thing about it is that all the stores are in one place.
Fondest memory: Fondest memories have to be going up North every year during the Fall season. It's breath taking seeing all the tree's changing their colors while bouncing off the lakes creating a great picture. This picture is of Split Rock on Superior Lake. You can take a tour of how the people lived and took care of the light house.
visit the Mall of America. Besides being the largest mall in the US, you can get a good starting point for resources of sites and happenings around Minnesota.
Fondest memory: I love walking around the many city, county, and state parks that are so abundant here.
Fun Facts:The New York Times reported that Mall of America attracts more visitors annually than Disney World, Graceland and the Grand Canyon combined.
Wondering how long it would take to shop at every store at Mall of America? Thinking about relocating Mount Rushmore, the Washington Monument and the Eiffel Tower? Or just curious about the number of couples who have tied the knot at the nation's largest retail and entertainment center? Listed below are answers to some of the world's most sought after questions. Read on - it's sure to amaze you. Did you know?
If a shopper spent 10 minutes browsing at every store it would take them more than 86 hours to complete their visit to Mall of America.
258 Statue of Libertys could lay inside the Mall.
67 Washington Monuments could lay inside the Mall.
If Mall of America had a retractable roof (and it is where an old baseball stadium used to stand), nine Eiffel Towers could stand inside.
If Mount Rushmore was divided into individual monuments, a president could reside in each of the Mall's four courts.
If the Mall had a retractable roof, two King Khufu Pyramids, the world's largest pyramid, would fit inside.
Mall of America's 4.2 million square feet would hold 24,336 school buses.
More than 45 miles of US West phone lines are strung throughout Mall of America.
Mall of America is big enough to hold 32 Boeing 747s.
More than 56 million rides have been given at Camp Snoopy since opening.
More than 2,500 couples have been married at Mall of America since opening in August, 1992.
No need for heat - Mall of America's guests, along with miles of lights, provide enough warmth to keep the entire complex toasty warm even during the cool winter season (only the entrances from parking ramps are heated).
More than 3,000 individuals are registered in the 'Mall Walker' program. The 1996 Mall Walker of the Year walked off 140 pounds.
In its first five years, the Mall generated 34,700 tons of waste. Through innovative programs the Mall now successfully recycles more than 50 percent of its annual waste.
The LEGO® Imagination Center blimp is constructed from 138,240 LEGO bricks. Did you know a set of six lego bricks can be put together in 103 million different combinations?
Favorite thing: Memories -- part 2 :))) I remember bumper cars at the small local amusement park in Manlius, NY. Here is the version at Campy Snoopy at Mall of America.
Favorite thing: Camp Snoopy is in the middle of the Mall of America -- it is basically an old-fashion amusement park with rides suitable for children and children-at-heart.