Bloomington, MN

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Bloomington
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

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, 55437
The price is $74 per night from Aug 28 to Aug 29
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Bloomington. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4/5 Very Good! (2,102 reviews)
"I’ve stayed many times here but this time the area outside the elevators am hallway towards room weren’t as clean as normal. Maybe it was an off day or short staffed. Otherwise I’ve always had a great experience here and price is good."

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2022

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Minneapolis Bloomington W
Hyatt Place Minneapolis Airport-South
Hyatt Place Minneapolis Airport-South
3 out of 5
7800 International Drive, Bloomington, MN, 55425
Fully refundable
The price is $98 per night from Sep 4 to Sep 5
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Bloomington. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,397 reviews)
Very nice
"Our stay was an overnight as we were flying out the next day. we needed to leave our car therefor our return but were unaware that there would be a fee for that because it was not indicated on the information site when we booked our room. That would have saved us from that surprise."

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2022

Hyatt Place Minneapolis Airport-South
Radisson Blu Mall of America
Radisson Blu Mall of America
4.5 out of 5
2100 Killebrew Dr, Bloomington, MN, 55425
Fully refundable
The price is $183 per night from Sep 4 to Sep 5
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Bloomington. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 bars/lounges, and breakfast. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,639 reviews)
"Spacious room with walk-in shower. Excellent restaurant and bar."

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2022

Radisson Blu Mall of America
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Entire level with2 bedroom 1 bathroom near the lakes
Entire level with2 bedroom 1 bathroom near the lakes
Bloomington, MN
The price is $100 per night from Aug 9 to Aug 10
Stay at this ski property in Bloomington. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a garden. Popular attractions Hyland Ski and Snowboard Area and Raceway Park are ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Nice, affordable place to stay.
"The accommodations were great for our need. Only comments is that the basement is fairly damp, the doors don’t close easily, as they seem warped on their hinges, and it smells vaguely of musty weed in the entryway."

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2022

Entire level with2 bedroom 1 bathroom near the lakes
WoodSpring Suites St. Paul Woodbury
WoodSpring Suites St. Paul Woodbury
2.5 out of 5
975 Weir Ave., Woodbury, MN, 55125
The price is $105 per night from Aug 17 to Aug 18
Stay at this business-friendly aparthotel in Woodbury. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
2.9/5 (226 reviews)
"Very pleasant check in person and good overnight stay."

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2022

WoodSpring Suites St. Paul Woodbury
WoodSpring Suites Minneapolis Airport Mendota Heights
WoodSpring Suites Minneapolis Airport Mendota Heights
2.5 out of 5
1432 Northland Drive, Mendota Heights, MN, 55120
The price is $120 per night from Aug 15 to Aug 16
Stay at this business-friendly aparthotel in Mendota Heights. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and laundry facilities. Our guests praise the helpful staff and ...
3/5 (153 reviews)
"It was very comfortable and quiet and reasonable prices I’ll be visiting soon again"

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2022

WoodSpring Suites Minneapolis Airport Mendota Heights
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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