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Mall of America Visitor's Guide

Mall of America, one of the most visited tourist attractions on the globe, is located just 15 minutes from downtown Minneapolis and only a few minutes from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport! With more than 520 stores, 50 restaurants, Nickolodean Universe, rollercoasters and water rides, Sea Life Aquarium, a comedy club, mini-golf, and tons of other family attractions and nightlife options, Mall of America is a must-see in Minneapolis.

Here’s what you’ll need to know to make the most of your visit to Mall of America in Minnesota:

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It’s easy to access the mall from both downtown Minneapolis and the airport. One of the most convenient ways to travel to the Mall of America is by light rail. This service connects downtown Minneapolis, the Minneapolis-St. Paul International airport, and the Mall of America and it’s simple to use! Many hotels also offer free shuttle service between the airport and the mall - so be sure to check with your hotel. An uber from the airport to the mall is less than $13 and typically takes no more than 10 minutes. How’s that for convenience?

Mall of America
60 E Broadway
Bloomington, MN 55425
(952) 883-8800

Where to Stay

There are over 50 hotels within 10 minutes of the mall, and even two on-site hotels, Radisson Blu and JW Marriott. Downtown Minneapolis is a short light rail ride away, so many choose to stay downtown to experience our breweries, restaurants, theater and nightlife. Make it a weekend in Minneapolis, we know you’ll have more fun.

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Major department stores, fashion retailers, home goods, local shops, the Mall has it all! Fashion lovers can pick up the latest trends from well-known brands and high-end designers. Find local, artisan items from Love From Minnesota. Electronics, make up, tennis shoes, kitchen ware. We aren’t kidding when we say they have everything. Oh, and did we mention all clothing is tax-free? That’s right, no taxes on clothing! Plan out your stops with the mall’s store directory

Dining Options

Walking around one level of the Mall one time will set you back a little over a mile. It’s likely you’ll work up an appetite. Choose from over 50 dining options including Hard Rock Café, Crave, Cantina Laredo, Masu Sushi & Robata, Tucci Benucch and more. Global flavors are around every corner. Check out the mall’s dining guide and happy hour deals

Family Fun at Mall of America

Have you ever been to a mall with a seven-acre indoor theme park? Mall of America offers nonstop fun for your family.  Nickelodeon Universe® features 27 rides and attractions, like the new Flyover America flight simulation that takes visitors on a thrilling virtual tour of America’s landmarks. Other family highlights include the SEA LIFE® Minnesota Aquarium and Smaaash, which both have tons of interactive exhibits for kids. Little ones will also love visiting the LEGO store with its impressive installations and American Girl Minneapolis, which has it’s own bistro and doll hair salon! If you are traveling with a group, the mall also offers signature group experiences like a scavenger hunt, a behind the scenes tour of the aquarium, and more. 

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Unwind after a day of shopping with a drink at one of the more than 50 on-site restaurants and bars. Head to Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy for guaranteed laughs. Try GameWorks for over 120 classic and cutting-edge video games, bowling and high-def sports viewing. Or catch a movie at Theaters at Mall of America, which offer 3D films and D-BOX motions seating. They also offer adult beverages for those 21 and over while you’re enjoying the film, so you won’t have to struggle with the decision of happy hour or a movie (we know you’ve been there). Keep up with all the latest happenings at Mall of America, on the mall's event calendar.

Nearby Attractions

When you've had your fill at the mall, there’s much more to see in Minneapolis. Get hands-on with science at the Science Museum of Minnesota. Watch the Twins bat it out at Target Field. Listen to some live music at a local brewery. Enjoy a cocktail atop a Ferris wheel. Head to Minneapolis Visitor Information on Nicollet for the perfect local souvenir. Check out all there is to do in Minneapolis, and be prepared to never want to leave.