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Bloomington Attractions

There's something rather endearing about smaller cities. Whether you're heading off to Bloomington for a handful of days or you're thinking of staying a bit longer, it won't take you long to fall in love with this place. In fact, with so many thrilling things to do and impressive attractions to take in, you mightn't want to leave!

Learn what makes Bloomington tick with the most popular tours & day trips. Check out our top 28 fun activities in Bloomington, and book with confidence knowing that we offer free cancellation and no added fees.

Things to Do in Bloomington with Kids

Traveling with the kids? You'll find plenty of tours and activities in Bloomington that'll put big smiles on little faces. Look into these family friendly experiences:

Free Things to Do in Bloomington

Some say the best things in life are free. Be sure to explore the following around Bloomington:

Normandale Community College - Drop by this modern landmark and be inspired by its unique design.

Normandale Japanese Garden - Organize a picnic and enjoy a stroll around the interesting plants.

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West Bloomington

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

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Bloomington on a sunny day?

A 1 Hour Walk-In Axe Throwing Experience Minneapolis and an Enchanting Como - 1 Day Self-Guided Tour from Milan are a couple of fun-filled outdoor activities that'll get you out of your hotel room.

What to do in Bloomington on a rainy day?

Try a few of these great indoor activities and turn a dreary, rainy day into something unforgettable:

What is Bloomington famous for?

Mall of America lives up to its reputation as an icon you simply can't miss.

Are there cheap things to do in Bloomington?

If you're traveling on a smaller budget, consider adding these low-cost tours and activities to your schedule:

What can you do in Bloomington for free?

You'll hardly have time to pull your wallet out of your bag with so many wonderful free things to do:

  • Mall of America
  • Normandale Community College
  • Normandale Lake Park
  • Lego Imagination Center