Mall of America, Minnesota
We have always loved a visit to the Mall of America in Bloomington MN. Just minutes from the airport, this attraction is close for air travelers to stop by, even if not staying in the area. This place is HUGE!
Nearly every need can be met by the retailers at the mall. High end customers will be pleased to shop Nordstrom's and Macy's, while Sears and J.C. Penny's can accommodate the more budget driven customer. A veritable plethora of small retailers make this an all day shopping experience.
A particular favorite is store that has almost only toy farm equipment. The other attractions include an indoor theme park, with adult sized and childrens thrill rides. All day passes are available for the rides, or just per ride tickets are also available. This place is like a trip to the fair!
You can complete your day at the mall at one of the many restaurants in the mall. Snack bars to high cuisine are the fare at the mall. There is truly something for everyone. I have yet to go home hungry!
Campgrounds are plentiful in the area, including a very large water park, just across the street from the mall.
Just across the parking lot is the Twin Cities IKEA super store. That is another attraction that must be taken in. Although not a whole day event, it makes for a wonderful companion to a day at the Mall of America.
Minnesota can be a tough place to visit in the winter, but the Mall of America makes it one of my favorite northern destinations.www.mallofamerica.com