Bloomington SIMPLY CENTRAL TO IT ALL
Bloomington is located at the doorstep of MSP Airport and home to Mall of America®,
making Bloomington the perfect place to call home during your Twin Cities getaway. The
METRO now connects both downtown Minneapolis and Saint Paul, making Bloomington’s
central location convenient to explore a variety of events and attractions quickly and easily.
Come experience our fun and make sure you plan an extra day!
COME SEE US!
Here are some great reasons to visit
Bloomington throughout the seasons:
• Home of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine
All New at Mall of America
National Golf Club
• January: Winter Fete in Bloomington
• February: Minneapolis Home & Garden Show
• March: Spring break and photos with the
Easter Bunny at Mall of America
• April: Farm Babies at the Minnesota Zoo in
• May: Mother’s Day Shopping at Mall of America
• June: Edina Art Fair
• July: Summer Fete in Bloomington
• August: Minnesota State Fair, Minnesota
Renaissance Festival, Irish Fair of Minnesota
• September: Bloomington Heritage Days and
River Rendezvous in Bloomington
• October: Glow Crazy at Nickelodeon Universe
in Mall of America
• November: Black Friday shopping at Mall of
• December: Santa’s Land of Winter Wonder &
Holiday Music Festival
Big things are happening at Mall of America in 2015! A 5. 6 million-square-foot expansion
will open in August of 2015. The $325 million addition to the Mall will feature 50 to 75
new stores, a food hall and second atrium entertainment space. A welcome center will be
added, along with a 10-story office tower and the new 342-room luxury JW Marriott hotel.
The new Barnacle Blast zip line is now open inside Nickelodeon Universe®, taking riders on a
combined 410 foot-long journey 55 feet above the park and back again! SEA LIFE® Minnesota
Aquarium will feature a brand new touch pool and 15,000-gallon interactive stingray pool.
Save Big With a BIG Adventure Pass
The Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau offers the Official Adventure Pass to the
Twin Cities— The Big Ticket™—to help you enjoy all the area has to offer. This three-day
pass offers savings of up to 30 percent on regular admission and a FREE Mall of America
Coupon Book. The Big Ticket bundles admission to:
• Nickelodeon Universe®
• SEA LIFE® Minnesota Aquarium
• Water Park of America
• Minnesota Zoo
• Great Clips® IMAX® Theatre at the Minnesota Zoo
• Science Museum of Minnesota®
Purchase The Big Ticket at BloomingtonMN.org/bigticket
Explore the Outdoors by Canoe
Explore the wonders along the Mississippi River on a half-day canoe trip! Led by experienced
Wilderness Inquiry guides and National Park Service Rangers, you will travel four miles by
Voyageur Canoe and discover otters, eagles, songbirds and turtles. Check out all the things
to see in Bloomington, too—the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Normandale
Japanese Garden, Richardson Nature Center, Hyland Ski and Snowboard Area and more.
Bloomington is about to add more hotel options to make your visit even more enjoyable. Keep
your eyes open for an additional five hotels with almost 1,000 rooms to be added to the already
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 BloomingtonMN.org/hotels
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 more information about Bloomington and Mall of America, visit BloomingtonMN.org,
download a Bloomington CVB/Mall of America Visitors Guide, check out great hotel packages, purchase The Big Ticket, or simply let us help you plan your next trip to Bloomington.
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