The biggest mall in the United States, in the land that invented the mall... Minnesota.
You have to go there at least once, just to say you did.
Its no more expensive than anywhere else, and they do have a few speciality stores worth going to.. although none that I can think of right now.
I actually like Underwater Adventure, a little pricey, but cheaper than a joint and so much more relaxing, my daughter loves it too.
Camp Snoopy is ok... not cheap, but kids love it.
This is a great place to take the kids and just let them go! I highly recommend to buy a wristband for an all day pass. They usually run about $24.00. My 6 year old really enjoyed the rides and seeing Snoopy. The rollercoster and the haunted house was the best for her. The only thing is that if you want to shop...you might want to leave the kids with Dad!!
It is the largest mall in USA. To my surprise, most of the stores here are chain deparment stores that you can find anywhere else. There are very few specialty stores (including one selling hot sauces).
It has several restaurants inside the mall, plus a small theme park for children at the center.
The Mall of America is a great place to shop... if you are a smart shopper. Many of the items in the MOA are way over priced. A person would be better off visiting a local smaller town mall if they are interesting in buying clothes, cds, whatever in popular stores. (ex. the gap, old navy, ect) The MOA does have some unique stores that shopping in is okay because you probably won't find that store easily any place else.
Camp Snoopy is also fun for the kids..and maybe the young spirited adult. The unlimited wrist band is the best deal for rides.
I hate to say it's a must see, but I guess it is kind of a unique feature to the Minneapolis area. It very close to the airport so you may want to make a trip either coming or going to the airport. The mall is known to the locals as the MOA. It has three or four levels and is circular with the mall surrounding an amusement park complete with roller coaster and ferris wheel. The mall also has underwater world, which is a huge aquarium and many hotels are nearby. The mall has a huge department store on each of it's corners. Macy's, Sears, Bloomy's, and Nordstroms. The MOA has ton's of little kiosks with specialty items and almost any other store you could imagine. No pet stores that I can think of though. It is also missing Sacs and Nieman Marcus, as they are located in the downtown area of Minneapolis. The 4th floor east side of the mall has restaurants and nightlife, clubs and sports bars. It also has a large movie theatre complex on the 4th floor as well.
Between 35 to 42 people visit the Mall of America yearly. There are more than 520 specially stores on the 4.2 million square-food structure inluding several restaurants, clubs, and other attractions like camp snoopy.
Lots of gift shops not found anywhere else along with all your favorite deparment stores. Word of Caution: avoid the mall on days when they are having live concerts! The center of the mall contains an amusement park directed towards children.
The Mall of America! Yes, even if you are not a shopper, this is the best people-watching in the country. The best restaurants (especially the Twin City Grill) and the best place for kids is the amusement park inside the mall (Knotts Camp Snoopy).
It is 3 miles of shopping, eating, entertainment, and fun! Clean, safe and with something for everyone, you're sure to leave feeling you have experienced something new and different!
If you come to Minneapolis the one site you have to see is the Mall of America. Some people like it more than others but I think it's worth the visit. You can stay as long as you like.
It's the largest mall in the United States. It has everything you could want. You can visit the amusement park, buy some clothes, eat a fast food lunch, see a movie, visit an aquarium, look at electronics, eat a gourmet meal, and go to a nightclub all in one day.
This is the largest indoor shopping & entertainment area in the United States. It includes Camp Snoopy, Lego Center, Underwater World, Planet Hollywood, Hooters, Rainforest Cafe + many cinemas & HUNDREDS of stores & food places.
Swim with the Sharks
SCUBA diving in the basement of the Mall of America? You bet! Each 'Swim with the Sharks' session includes aquarium orientation and dive safety, a behind-the-scenes tour and SCUBA diving in the Mighty Mississippi and — you guessed it — SHARK COVE!
Underwater Adventures will provide tanks, weights and weight belts. Participants are required to bring BC, regulator, mask, wetsuit, booties and fins. Must be 18 years of age to participate. SCUBA certification card and picture identification are required. For information about getting your certification, call the SCUBA Center at 612-925-4818.
This is the largest mall in the United States and second largest in the world. There is an amusement park in the center of the mall (Knott's Camp Snoopy) and an aquarium in the lower level (Underwater World). The entire upper level (Upper East Side)is devoted to entertainment with a sports club, arcade, movie theater, restaurants, and night clubs. Everything you can imagine buying is available here
I had a 6 hour layover in the wintertime in Minneapolis which I found was very common for the airport. I was told by the agent that there was a free shuttle by light rail to the Mall of America.
If you want to go shopping, you can drop off your kids all day long in the Camp Snoopy section and shop to your heart’s content. Just remember to pick them up again.
I never thought I would spend 2 days at a mall. But I did and still didn't see or do everything. It is the most unbelivable place. A amusment park right in the centerand over 500 stores.