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Bloomington, MN

Travel Guide
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
The price is $79 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 16
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 ...
4.1/5Very Good! (2,139 reviews)
"Nice room, very clean and fresh. Staff was very friendly and helpful. TV was truth Dish, which was great! Fridge was really small. Hot tub was closed which was a bummer. Breakfast was a small selection of grab and go items. Wish there was more variety. Overall was a great stay! Would stay again!"

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2021

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
The price is $202 per night from Aug 30 to Aug 30
Located in East Bloomington, this hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Mall of America. Mall of America Station is 7 minutes by foot and 28th Avenue Station is 13 ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,775 reviews)
"Clean and comfortable rooms, friendly staff, and we liked the convenience of the hotel being connected to the MOA."

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

Radisson Blu Mall of America
Hilton Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport
Hilton Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport
3.5 out of 5
3800 American Blvd E, Bloomington, MN
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $110 per night from Sep 2 to Sep 2
This family-friendly Bloomington hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge and Fort Snelling State Park. ...
4.1/5Very Good! (935 reviews)
"Room was clean and comfortable. Staff were helpful. Pool was unexpectedly closed. Pet friendly."

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

Hilton Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport
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.
WoodSpring Suites Minneapolis Airport Mendota Heights
WoodSpring Suites Minneapolis Airport Mendota Heights
2.5 out of 5
1432 Northland Drive, Mendota Heights, MN
The price is $100 per night from Aug 5 to Aug 5
Situated in the business district, this aparthotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Fort Snelling State Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Mall of America and Nickelodeon ...
3/5 (111 reviews)
"They were very friendly and accommodating."

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2021

WoodSpring Suites Minneapolis Airport Mendota Heights
Home2 Suites by Hilton Minneapolis Mall of America
Home2 Suites by Hilton Minneapolis Mall of America
2.5 out of 5
2415 East Old Shakopee Road, Suite A, Bloomington, MN
The price is $135 per night from Aug 11 to Aug 11
Located in East Bloomington, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Mall of America and Nickelodeon Universe. Lake Nokomis and Best Buy Corporate Headquarters ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (195 reviews)
"We really enjoyed the shuttle to/from the Mall of America option, and the breakfast was great as well. The staff was very friendly and helpful."

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Minneapolis Mall of America
Home2 Suites by Hilton Minneapolis Bloomington
Home2 Suites by Hilton Minneapolis Bloomington
2.5 out of 5
2270 West 80 1/2 Street, Bloomington, MN
The price is $127 per night from Aug 11 to Aug 11
Located in West Bloomington, this aparthotel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Best Buy Corporate Headquarters and within 3 mi (5 km) of Normandale Lake Park and Normandale ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (355 reviews)
"This was the cleanest hotel we've stayed in! The room and public areas were very clean and well maintained! The only negative was the shower head; could use an upgrade. Home 2 Suites will be our choice hotel to look for where ever we go!"

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Minneapolis Bloomington
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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