Bloomington is home of Mall of America, located adjacent
to the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport and minutes
from both the downtowns of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.
Bloomington’s central location allows you to explore a variety
of events and attractions throughout the Twin Cities quickly
and easily. The convenient METRO Blue Line will connect you
to the airport, Mall of America® and downtown Minneapolis.
MALL OF AMERICA
With tax-free shopping on all clothing and shoe purchases,
there is no better place to partake in some retail therapy
than Mall of America. Visit hot stores like UGG Australia,
Madewell, Moods of Norway and Free People, plus tried and
true favorites like Abercrombie & Fitch, H&M and J. Crew. The
Radisson Blu Mall of America is the first hotel connected to
the shopping mecca, offering guests the ultimate shopping
experience. With 520 stores, more than 50 restaurants and
countless attractions, a visit to Mall of America is a must!
SAVE BIG WITH A BIG ATTRACTION PASS
The Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau offers the
Official Attraction Pass of the Twin Cities to help you enjoy
all the area has to offer—The Big Ticket™. This three-day
pass offers savings of 30 percent off regular admission and a
FREE Mall of America Coupon Book. The Big Ticket bundles
• Nickelodeon Universe®
• SEA LIFE™ Minnesota Aquarium
• Water Park of America
• Minnesota Zoo
• Great Clips® IMAX® Theatre at
the Minnesota Zoo
• Science Museum of Minnesota®
Buy The Big Ticket at www.BloomingtonMN.org/bigticket
Exciting attractions for every age are under one roof at
Mall of America. If thrills are what you seek, make sure to
visit Nickelodeon Universe®, the nation’s largest indoor
Nickelodeon theme park with 27 rides and attractions. Other
incredible attractions include:
• SEA LIFE™ Minnesota Aquarium
• American Girl®
• LEGO® Imagination Center
• Dutchman’s Deck Ghostly Gangplank & Anchor Drop
• Theatres at Mall of America®
• Moose Mountain Adventure Golf and many more
Bloomington offers 38 diverse hotel options, from family-
friendly to luxury, all located within 10 minutes of the mall.
Check rates and availability at all Bloomington properties at
• Great rates, as low as $59 a night
• Free parking at all hotels
• Free shuttle service to and from the MSP International
Airport and Mall of America
THINGS TO SEE AND DO OUTSIDE!
Minnesota is the land of 10,000 Lakes and Bloomington is no
exception. Bloomington is made up of one-third green space,
meaning there are extraordinary places to visit to reconnect
with nature, see wildlife in its natural habitat or take a dip
into a lake. Take a look at the outdoor attractions that make
• Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge
• Hyland Lake Park Reserve & Richardson Nature Center
• Normandale Japanese Garden
• Bush Lake
Check out all the things to see and do in Bloomington at
GREAT WAY TO STAY AND PLAY!
Book one of Bloomington’s affordable getaway packages—
Girlfriend Getaway, Family Fun Getaway or The Big Ticket
Getaway Package. These packages have been created to
make your stay more convenient and offer significant savings
and added discounts to visitors.
For additional information, visit www.BloomingtonMN.org, check
out great hotel packages, purchase The Big Ticket or plan your
next trip to Bloomington or Mall of America.
SIMPLY CENTRAL. SHOP, DINE,
PLAY AND STAY IN BLOOMINGTON.
Barbie has packed up her Barbie mobile and moved to Mall of
America® The 30,000-square-foot Barbie Dreamhouse® interactive
experience (opening winter 2014) consists of a life-sized dreamhouse,
complete with pink elevators, a walk-in “glitterizer,” an endless
closet and a dazzling “diamond” ring display. Including more than 20
pounds of glitter and 100 gallons of pink paint for décor, the Barbie
Dreamhouse will provide an opportunity to see what it’s like to live
her dreamy life. Fans can create their own personalized experiences
during the tour, including digitally “trying on” Barbie dolls fabulous
fashions. Barbie doll’s best friends, family and pets are also featured
throughout the experience with animation, photography and interactive games creating an engaging experience for Barbie fans of all ages.
More than 350 Barbie dolls will be on display, and fans can purchase
Barbie Dreamhouse dolls and accessories onsite.
Visit our Calendar of Events to check out what’s happening
in Bloomington and the Twin Cities throughout the year.