Bloomington Travel Guide

  • Mall of America
    Mall of America
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  • la QUINTA Inn, remodeled, quiet, many amenities
    la QUINTA Inn, remodeled, quiet, many...
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  • Inside the Mall of America
    Inside the Mall of America
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Bloomington Things to Do

  • Nickelodeon Universe

    Nickelodeon Universe is located in the middle of the Mall of America. At 7 acres big, it is the largest indoor amusement park in the country.There are over 30 rides and a pay-one-price wrist band costs $29.95. You can also buy single tickets. You must be 47 inches tall to ride on most rides. There are 3 rides for children under 36 inches tall and...

  • Shop Til You Drop!

    The Mall of America is the largest mall in the U.S. Inside are 500+ stores (4.3 miles of storefronts!), 50+ restaurants (sit down and 2 food courts), an amusement park, movie theaters, a comedy club, a Legos imagination center, and an aquarium. The light-rail even links it to downtown Minneapolis and the airport. 40 million(!) people come to the...

  • Underwater Adventures Aquarium

    This aquarium had all the makings of a really good aquarium but it seemed to fall short. The best thing was the 300 foot long glass tunnel - loved the sharks and stingrays swimming over our heads. It claims to have the world's largest jelly fish collection and they were also very cool.It also had a variety of underwater environments such as the...

  • Visit the mall and the amusement park

    OK, I live near a big mall, so I didn't know what to expect. What I got was an enormous mall, with tons of your standard types of mall shops. Of course there are a few distinctions here. There is a huge LEGO store, with an area where the little ones can build things with LEGO (they also have a number of neat displays.) By far, the most interesting...

  • Mall Of America

    We spent a whole day here. Which is all I can tell a person to do (if not more time) because it's incredible. I'd heard stories, but still had no idea what was actually inside this place. website:mall of america From East - Take Interstate 94 West to Interstate 494 South/West. Exit 24th Avenue South. From North - Take Interstate 35 South to...

  • Camp Snoopy

    Camp Snoopy is the Mall of America's very own amusement park! It's inside the mall. There are quite a few different rides for children. None of the rides are too intense, so young children should be able to go without worrying about not being big enough to ride the rides. There are also Camp Snoopy stores that you can buy Snoopy-themed merchandise!


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Bloomington Restaurants

  • Huge Selection-Try the Value Meals...

    This very large Chinese restaurant just opposite the 494 Freeway from the la QUINTA Inn where I stayed is actually just inside the adjacent town of Richfield, Minnesota, but close enough to Bloomintoon to be handy and considered for lunch or dinner and open seven days a week. Extensive menu will also require study but let me suggest the Value Meals...

  • David Fong's

    Our high school class of 1950 leased the finished basement of this hugely popular Chinese restaurant for a class reunion years ago. I ate again here during the week of a later class reunion in September, 2010. The adjacent and behind parking lot is immense and always near full, no matter the night of the week, which bespeaks the quality and value...

  • Probably pass...

    This is located in the Mall of America on the upper floor with many of the other restaurants. We chose it because the decor screamed "family friendly" and the menu was a little more diverse than some of the other choices. While it was a Thursday night, the place seemed very empty. We were seated quickly, and given time to look over the menu....


Bloomington Transportation

  • Rent a Car

    Most hotels in Bloomington offer free shuttle service to the Mall of America. If you're coming to shop, that's great. You can even take the Metro Transit Hiawatha Line if you want to get from the mall to downtown Minneapolis. But if you want to explore other areas (including wonderful St. Paul), I'd recommend renting a car. There are several car...

  • Metro Transit

    The Metro Transit Hiawatha Line runs between the Mall of America, the airport (both terminals), and Downtown Minneapolis. Trains run every 7-8 mnutes during rush hour (6-9 a.m. and 3-6:30 p.m.), every 10 minutes midday, and every 15 minutes during the evening.A day pass runs $6 and can be purchased at ticket machines located at each station. The...

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Bloomington Shopping

  • The Largest Mall in the United States

    The Mall of America is a huge mall with a wide variety of shops! I'd list them, but there are WAY too many! If you come here to actually go shopping, be sure to bring a lot of money. Many of the shops are a bit expensive. There are also other attractions, such as the Snoopy amusement park, that you may want to go to. For a complete list of shops,...

  • It is big and has a lot

    The Mall of America is the largest retail and entertainment location of the US. So we decided to pay it a visit. And it's really big, and has shops, movietheatres, restaurants, aquarium, bowling lanes, indoor motor speedway and a indoor theme park.So you really can fill your day and night here...Besides that it was big and had a lot the mall was a...

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Bloomington Warnings and Dangers

  • If You Don't Like Shopping

    If you do not want to go to the Mall of America, then I would not suggest coming to Bloomington. The mall is really the only attraction in the area. If you don't go to the mall, then you will probably find yourself with nothing to do!

  • Finding the Mall

    When I went to the Mall of America, it was extremely frustrating to find. There were virtually NO signs to guide travelers to it! Eventually, I had to stop and ask someone for directions. They told me where to go, but in response to the lack of signs, they simply said, "Well, we all know where it is." Of course, I finally did get there, but if you...

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