Family Bonding Shopping

Nothing beats a day of quality family time. Shopping, eating and exciting attractions fill the day, and there’s a place where that all exists. Read on to find out.

Hop off the Hiawatha Light Rail Train (LRT) and enter the Mall of America on East Broadway. Fuel up for the morning at Cinnabon, and the whole family will be ready to take on the first floor. Kids of all ages can build anything they imagine at the Lego® store. Or create your own personalized dolls at Friends 2B Made, the latest offering from the Build-A-Bear Workshop. Sports fans can stock up on Minnesota team gear at the Vikings Locker Room and the Hockey Lodge. Then spend the rest of your morning enjoying one of the Mall's entertainment attractions:

- Nickelodeon Universe: 7 acres of fun in the world's largest indoor amusement park 
- Sea Life Aquarium: Over 4,500 sea creatures, including an up-close shark encounter 
- ACES Flight Simulator: Fly modern Hornet Jets and classic WWII fighters

Take in the wildlife at the Rainforest Café and enjoy chicken, burgers or pizza. Or head to PB Loco Peanutbutterlicious Café for yummy grilled peanut butter sandwiches. Check out the second floor for teen fashion favorites. The Mall boasts more than 20 stores targeted specifically to teens, including Hollister, Sketchers, Lucky Brand and Jimmy Z.

For dinner the whole family will enjoy, try locally-based Famous Dave's Barbeque, or relax over seafood and Southern fare at Bubba Gump's. The Park and all shops are open until 9:30 pm. After you've dropped your bags at your hotel, finish the evening with a movie in the Mall's 14-screen theater.

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