Mall of America
Mall of America
5000 Center Ct
Bloomington, MN 55425+5505
Mall of America Description
Even if your family isn't the shop-til-you-drop sort, you'll find plenty to do at the largest indoor mall in the United States. Featuring a variety of shopping options (chain stores and boutiques), arcades, restaurants, drop-in childcare, the Lego Imagination Center, an aquarium, and, yes, an indoor amusement park, it's easy to spend a day -- or an entire week -- at the Mall of America.
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Babies: Prepare for the crowds. Weekends are particularly bad. Come up with a system for keeping track of your kids, and, if possible, visit during a weekday or when the weather is nice (so there won't be as many people looking for indoor entertainment).
School-Age Kids: Don't miss the Lego Imagination Center, a free area to play and build, featuring huge Lego creations including a dinosaur and blimp.
- Have a plan. The Mall of America (MOA) is huge -- parking at the "wrong" entrance can mean adding a half-hour or more of walking time to and from your car. Map out where you want to go ahead of time using the MOA Website.
Just the Facts
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Summer hours (May 26-Sept. 1): Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Sat. 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; times vary on holidays; please call ahead to confirm.
Recommended Time: 2 to 4 hours
Reviews of Mall of America
By MinneapolisDawn May 09, 2012
What we loved:
Variety of Activities
What we didn't love:
The Mall of America is a constantly changing attraction. New stores move in and out with some regularity so there is almost always something new to see. There are also plenty of stores that target specific ages, such as tween and teen shoppers. It is a good idea to check the Mall website before you visit to see what events might be happening as a big event will fill the mall. There are frequent celebrity appearances, concerts, product launches and charity events held in the Mall. These can bring in thousands of extra people. We often go just for the rides at the Park or to visit the recently 2012 updated aquarium. Both are fairly expensive more than $20 per person for a family, but there are coupons and discounts available. Be sure to find Sharky, the mascot for Sea Life, as he is frequently handing out coupons worth about 50% off admission to the aquarium. Some stores, such as Build A Bear or American Girl Doll can be adventures in themselves. I recommend looking at a map ahead of time and planning your must see stores or attractions. Go early for shopping and late for rides. The crowds are largest between noon and 6:00 p.m. Read More