THINGS TO DO NEAR MALL OF AMERICA®
DISCOVER ATTRACTIONS IN BLOOMINGTON, MN NEAR MALL OF AMERICA®
No matter the weather, you can comfortably reach the hundreds of stores, restaurants and entertainment venues at Mall of America® through the skyway connection at the Radisson Blu Mall of America. After your shopping extravaganza, walk to the light rail station and take a trip to downtown Minneapolis for a variety of world-class activities. Don your purple and gold for a Minnesota Vikings game, or wave your Homer Hanky for the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Looking for city fun but don’t want to go far? Downtown Bloomington is just four miles away. For some time out in nature, traipse through the beautiful habitats at Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge or cut through the powder at Hyland Hills Ski Area.
- Minnesota Zoo - 10 miles
Founded in 1978, this zoo was one of the first to group animals by habitat rather than species. Visit farm animals, see species native to Minnesota, or walk the Tropics Trail for a glimpse of red pandas and Malayan tapirs.
Tel: +1 (952) 431-9200
- Science Museum of Minnesota - 13 miles
“Turn on the science” at this kid-friendly museum housing dinosaur fossils, The Mississippi River Gallery and exhibits on how the human body works.
Tel: +1 (612) 221-9444
- Minnesota Children's Museum - 14 miles
Kids love this interactive museum dedicated to learning through play. Watch your little ones test their balance on The Scramble and let their imaginations loose in Imaginopolis.
Tel: +1 (651) 225-6000
- Valleyfair - 16 miles
Owned by the same company that operates Cedar Point in Ohio, this amusement park packs thrills into more than 75 rides, including eight roller coasters.
Tel: +1 (952) 445-7600
Other points of interest:
- Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge - 2 miles
Covering an area of more than 14,000 acres, this refuge provides up-close contact with a huge variety of wildlife, from waterfowl and trout to bald eagles.
Tel: +1 (952) 854-5900
- Minneapolis Convention Center - 11 miles
Stretching out over 475,000 square feet, this convention center hosts a huge variety of events every year, from car and boat shows to wedding expos and dance competitions.
Tel: +1 (612) 335-6000
- Guthrie Theater - 12 miles
The Guthrie’s iconic blue building sets the stage for some of the country’s best theater productions, including classics like A Christmas Carol, avant-garde works and original plays.
Tel: +1 (612) 377-2224
Sports and entertainment:
- U.S. Bank Stadium - 11 miles
See the Minnesota Vikings take on their NFL rivals every fall at this striking indoor stadium, capable of seating more than 66,000 fans.
Tel: +1 (612) 777-8700
- Target Field - 11 miles
Catch the Minnesota Twins hitting home runs at this expansive baseball field.
Tel: +1 (612) 659-3400
- Target Center - 12 miles
See shows by musical artists like Metallica and Little Big Town or buy tickets for Minnesota Timberwolves basketball at this indoor arena in downtown Minneapolis.
Tel: +1 (612) 673-0900
- Xcel Energy Center - 13 miles
At this indoor arena, you can catch your favorite music acts, see Stars on Ice, or watch the puck fly at a Minnesota Wild NHL hockey game.
Tel: +1 (651) 726-8240