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BloomingtonUnited States of America

Many have heard of the Mall of America. Whether you’re shopping or sightseeing, visit this exciting mall and the wonderful city where it resides.

As a destination or a stop along the way, Bloomington offers a range of fun, charming and educational attractions. Be dazzled by the neon lights of the Amazing Mirror Maze. Have a laugh and a beer at Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy. Enjoy natural bliss at Hyland Lake Park Reserve or the Minnesota Valley Natural Wildlife Refuge.

Bloomington is perhaps best known for its giant Mall of America. With more than 400 stores spanning several floors, the mall is a great place to eat, shop and stroll in the city.

Bring your family or friends to one of several notable amusement parks at the Mall of America. Two favorite attractions are the Lego Imagination Center and Nickelodeon Universe, located next to each other. If it’s a hot day, bring a bathing suit and escape to Water Park of America, about a mile away.

One of the most pleasant surprises in Bloomington is the Normandale Japanese Garden. Belonging to Normandale Community College, this garden is an authentic Asian-style assembly of trees, topiary, walkways and red railing bridges. Be alone with your thoughts on a peaceful walk through this beautiful scenery. Enjoy a conversation over the sound of a light waterfall flowing out into a gentle stream.

Visitors agree that the Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium is worth the price of entry. Spend time in the company of schools of fish, sea predators, majestic turtles and glowing jellyfish. Stroll through an underground tunnel where eclectic foreign creatures roam. Learn about the richness of marine life and get a photo next to a happy clam.

Fly into Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport and drive around 9 miles (14 kilometers) southwest to reach Bloomington. Follow up your Bloomington trip with a visit to Minneapolis, a city that draws tourists from all parts of the world.

Where to stay in Bloomington

Water Park of America featuring a pool, a waterpark and rides

East Bloomington

4/5Very Good!(1,932 area reviews)

While you're in East Bloomington, take in top sights like Nickelodeon Universe or Mall of America, and hop on the metro to see more the city at Mall of America Station or 28th Avenue Station.

East Bloomington
Bloomington

West Bloomington

4/5Very Good!(799 area reviews)

While visiting West Bloomington, you might make a stop by sights like Bloomington Ice Gardens and Hyland Greens Golf and Learning Center.

West Bloomington
Nickelodeon Universe which includes rides as well as a family

South Loop

While you're in South Loop, take in top sights like Nickelodeon Universe or Mall of America, and hop on the metro to see more the city at 28th Avenue Station or Mall of America Station.

South Loop

Top Hotels in Bloomington

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Minneapolis Bloomington W
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Minneapolis Bloomington W
3 out of 5
5151 American Blvd West, Bloomington, MN
The price is $62 per night

Located in West Bloomington, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Normandale Lake Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Hyland Ski and Snowboard Area and Best Buy Corporate ...

4.2/5Excellent! (2,337 reviews)

"Difficulty getting to hitel due to road construction."…"

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Minneapolis Bloomington W
Radisson Blu Mall of America
Radisson Blu Mall of America
4.5 out of 5
2100 Killebrew Dr, Bloomington, MN
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $127 per night

Located in East Bloomington, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium and Mall of America. Mall of America Station is 7 minutes ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,764 reviews)

"I’ve stayed here a few times and It’s been great every time. Courteous staff, nice room, great location. And being a Gold VIP member, I received free parking so that was great!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Radisson Blu Mall of America
Hyatt Place Minneapolis Airport-South
Hyatt Place Minneapolis Airport-South
3 out of 5
7800 International Drive, Bloomington, MN
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $88 per night

Located in East Bloomington, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium and Mall of America. Nickelodeon Universe is 1.3 mi (2 km) away. ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,016 reviews)

"Room was nice and clean. Air conditioner was a little loud. Disapointed in breakfast (granola bar and a muffin) even though Covid shut down kitchen they could have put a little mor effort in that."…"

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

Hyatt Place Minneapolis Airport-South

Popular places to visit in Bloomington

Mall of America
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Mall of America

4.5/5(3,966 reviews)

You can browse for souvenirs when you visit Mall of America, a favorite shopping spot in Bloomington. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.

Nickelodeon Universe
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Nickelodeon Universe

4.5/5(1,431 reviews)

Enjoy 27 unique rides and attractions in this indoor amusement park, located in the center of the super-sized Mall of America.

Target Field
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Target Field

4.5/5(919 reviews)

Catch an event at Target Field during your trip to Minneapolis. Experience the acclaimed art scene or attend a sporting event in this vibrant area.

Paisley Park
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Paisley Park

4.5/5(410 reviews)

Browse the exhibits at Paisley Park, a popular museum in Chanhassen. Discover the area's top-notch restaurants and its lively festivals.

Orpheum Theatre
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Orpheum Theatre

4/5(295 reviews)

Enjoy a performance or just snap a photo at Orpheum Theatre, one of the favorite theaters in Minneapolis. Experience the acclaimed art scene and entertainment choices in this vibrant area.

Nicollet Mall
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Nicollet Mall

4/5(763 reviews)

You can browse for souvenirs when you visit Nicollet Mall, a favorite shopping spot in Minneapolis. Discover the lively bars and great live music in this vibrant area.

Top things to do in Bloomington

Girlfriend Getaway Package at Mall of America
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Girlfriend Getaway Package at Mall of America

$95
Per adult
Admission to The Museum of Russian Art
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Admission to The Museum of Russian Art

$12
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
1 Hour Walk-In Axe Throwing Experience Minneapolis
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1 Hour Walk-In Axe Throwing Experience Minneapolis

$25
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Urban Adventure Quest - Minneapolis
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Urban Adventure Quest - Minneapolis

$19
Per adult
76% of travellers recommend
Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- St. Paul
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Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- St. Paul

$20
Per adult
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Stand Up Paddle Board Rental in Wayzata

$25
Per adult

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