Day One

Check into one of 36 hotels in Bloomington then kick off your adventure with frivolity at Nickelodeon Universe® theme park inside Mall of America. Kids of all ages will delight riding the five brand new rides and meeting their favorite Nick character. The Big Ticket offers a discount to Nickelodeon Universe.

Make sure you do not spend all day riding the rides in Nickelodeon Universe, be sure to stop in at SEA LIFE® Minnesota Aquarium to be submerged 14 feet below the surface of the glass tunnel which brings you face-to-face with over 4,500 living sea creatures, including killer sharks! An offer for SEA LIFE is also included in The Big Ticket.

Day Two

Keeping your Big Ticket adventure going, head of to Water Park of America. America’s biggest indoor water park, located across from Mall of America, features Minnesota’s only Flow Rider Surf Simulator and America’s longest raft ride at ten stories high (full day admission, call 952-698-8888 to check availability, not valid for birthday parties or with other discounts).

Another option is to visit the “must do” Twin Cities attraction, the Minnesota Zoo™ and view over 2,400 animals in their natural habitats. The Minnesota Zoo is one of the nation’s largest zoos, making it a home to over 445 different species of animals. The Big Ticket attraction pass offers a discount on admission and FREE parking to the purchaser. Russia’s Grizzly Coast is a spectacular new exhibit that represents one of the world’s last great wild place, the Russian Far East. Grizzly bears, sea otters and Amur leopards will grace their $24 million dollar home.

Spend some additional time on the grounds of the zoo and treat your senses to the most captivating movie experience in Minnesota at the Great Clips® IMAX® Theatre. Have your breath taken away by a stunning 3D film to round out your day.

Evening - Enjoy an evening of sheer entertainment at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre, a perennial family favorite for American classic productions. The theatre is the nation’s largest professional dinner theatre where nearly 200 plays have been performed on the stage. For the most current production information, visit

Day Three

Just 15 minutes from Bloomington, a stop in Saint Paul rounds out your Big Ticket crusade across the Twin Cities. The Science Museum of Minnesota ™, one of the most popular museums in the Upper Midwest, features over 70,000 square feet of exhibits, the world’s largest Triceratops and 30,000 square feet of outdoor mini golf on the Mississippi River. Your general admission is included in The Big Ticket.

Evening - Stay in Saint Paul and take a cruise down the Mississippi River on the Padelford Packet sightseeing cruise. View natural wildlife surrounding the Mississippi National Great River Park and see downtown Saint Paul from a unique angle.

Book this itinerary now or contact the Bloomington Convention and Visitors Bureau Sales Department at 1-866-435-7425 or