Mall Of America - Bloomington
Because it's the Mall of America! You can also hop on the light rail here for a few bucks ($2-6 avg.) and head to downtown Minneapolis (60 min ride) or downtown Saint Paul (2 hour ride). Or you can stop along the way and check out some fun places to Downtown, like Minnehaha Falls for hiking, sushi,…
One of the largest malls in the world with fantastic shopping, restaurants and an indoor amusement park!
“MIA is a world-renowned museum, free to the public, and full of beauty from 5,000 BC to present day. Their Asian art collection is especially impressive. ”
“Longfellow House Hospitality Center is here, with info on the Grand Rounds and more. There’s a stone staircase to below the falls for a view looking up, and a stone wall on street level for a view from the side. Follow the trail further to a small sandy beach. The picnic grounds above are great, but Sea Salt, a restaurant nestled in the trees is even better, especially if you can nab a table outside. The line will be long, but it moves fast. There’s a wading pool and playground nearby the restaurant. Parking can be hairy, the large lot might be full, but if you don’t mind walking a bit, there are street side meters, or you can park on the residential streets not far away. ”
“With an explosive past, the Mill City Museum offers a unique look at local history on the ruins of the Washburn A Mill flour plant, which suffered a flour explosion in the late 1880s and a devastating fire in 1990.”
“World renowned. Its architectural wonders, the Amber Box and the Endless Bridge are a must-see, even if you don’t attend a play. Enter freely and ask directions or follow signs. Several good restaurants very nearby. I love the tuna poke at Sea Change. guthrietheater.org ”