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  • Mall of America: A True Shopper’s Paradise

With more than 520 stores, 50 restaurants and countless entertainment options, it’s easy to understand why the nation’s largest retail and entertainment center is also one of the most frequented tourist destinations, welcoming more than 42 million visitors annually through its doors and into Bloomington.

More than 20 years ago, Mall of America opened its doors to excited shoppers, ready to experience their favorite stores all in one place...in the heart of Bloomington. Now, the Mall is so much more than just a mall. With a brand new addition opening this year and new stores, restaurants and attractions added regularly, Mall of America is a destination in and of itself. Whether you’re looking to engage in some retail therapy, dine on a great meal, or find some entertainment, you can do it all at the nation’s largest mall.

Filling the Mall’s 4.3 miles of storefront are more than 520 shops that range from internationally recognized to locally heralded. Anchored by department stores Macy’s and Nordstrom, in between you’ll find plenty of places to explore on the Mall’s four levels and North, South, East and West sides. Upscale brands are housed on South Avenue, such as Coach, BOSS, Burberry, Michael Kors and Kendra Scott. Shop the latest trends at stores like Zara, H&M and Madewell, beauty products at Aveda, BareMinerals or Kiehl’s, clothes for kids at The Children’s Place or Janie and Jack, athletic gear at Calvin Klein Performance, L.L. Bean or Athleta, accessories at Fossil, Swarovski and Vera Bradley, and tech goods at Apple, Bose or The Microsoft Store. And don’t forget, there’s no sales tax on clothes or shoes here.
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Even the most drop-dead shoppers need a break once in a while, and the Mall doesn’t hold back when it comes to dining options. With more than 50 restaurants, there’s something to please every taste bud. Experience entertaining dining at Cadillac Ranch, Dick’s Last Resort and Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., enjoy something more elegant at CRAVE or FireLake Grill House and Cocktail Bar, or try new options like Benihana and Sugar Factory. Food courts are available for a quick bite, as well as bars if a cocktail is desired.

Benihana at Mall of America Benihana by TJ Turner

Shopping and dining certainly aren’t Mall of America’s only draws—the unique attractions and entertainment options entice visitors, too. Start in the center of the Mall at Nickelodeon Universe®, a one-of-a-kind theme park filled with coasters, rides and games, and then come face-to-face with more than 10,000 sea creatures at SEA LIFE at Mall of America. Young ones will enjoy letting their imaginations run wild at the LEGO Store or making new friends at Build-A-Bear-Workshop. You can also play a round of north woods-themed golf at Moose Mountain Adventure Golf or see touring comedians at Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy. Plus, the Mall’s TCF Rotunda hosts so many guests, it’s likely you’ll spot an author, chef, musician, reality TV figure or other big star on your visit.

There really is something for everyone, whether you’re a shopaholic, foodie or entertainment junkie, or traveling alone, with family, or for business or romance. All you need for a good time is right here in Bloomington.