Mall of America History
The history of Mall of America® is as interesting and rich with detail as the 4.2-million-square-foot facility itself. Also called MOA, the Mall of America® is located in Bloomington, Minnesota, just outside Minneapolis, and is the largest mall in the country.
Mall of America® broke ground in 1989 on the former site of the Metropolitan Stadium and in 1992 officially opened its doors to the world. One of the most interesting Mall of America® history facts is a plaque in the Nickelodeon Universe® amusement park commemorates the former location of home plate. A seat from Met Stadium was placed in the Mall of America® at the exact location it occupied in the stadium to commemorate a 520-foot home run hit by Hall-of-Famer Harmon Killebrew on June 3, 1967. Killebrew died in May 16, 2011.
Every year more than 40 million visitors from all over the globe come to shop tax free for clothing and shoes, enjoy live entertainment, ride thrilling roller coasters and sample some of the best restaurants around. The Mall of America® has more than 500 stores, 50 restaurants, 7 nightclubs and a movie theatre. Learn more about the history of Mall of America®.