Mall of America
Mall of America
4.5
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Mall of America(R) is one of the top tourist destinations in the country! The Mall welcomes more than 40 million visitors a year from across the country and around the world to enjoy over 520 retail and specialty stores including Nordstrom and Macy's. Experience unique dining and entertainment at over 50 restaurants plus enjoy leading attractions like the nation's largest indoor theme park, Nickelodeon Universe(R) indoor theme park, SEA LIFE(R) Aquarium, LEGO(R), A.C.E.S. Flight Simulator, Moose Mountain Adventure Golf and more! By hosting more than 400 events each year, the Mall has become the place where fans can meet and greet their favorite celebrities or take part in interactive, one-of-a-kind events.
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  • Zoey W
    13 contributions
    Very fun. Plan a whole afternoon here!!
    Awesome place. The rides are worth the wristbands, just come early in the morning and stay the whole day with the unlimited wristband. Rides are good for toddlers, kids, teens AND adults. Plan spending more than 3 or 4 hours shopping and seeing everything. M&Ms store is very pricy, so just avoid that. Don’t forget to stop at the Fair on four go-karting, Nickelodeon Universe, and Sea-life during your stay. You may need several days on your vacation to explore most of the mall. Great wolf lodge is conveniently nearby if you have kids. 5/5! Would recommend.
    Written June 12, 2022
  • Robert H
    Minneapolis, Minnesota19 contributions
    The largest Mall in America, great times
    Spend the whole day, but bring some walking shoes and get used to crowds if you come on a Saturday or a major holiday (or black friday like we did). There is not much they don't have when it comes to shopping, food, or entertainment. Be sure to check out the rotunda for a random performance that might be playing. The only thing I can warn about is sometimes the lines are very long and a store may be understaffed, making it even worse.
    Written December 27, 2022
  • Marvin S
    Overland Park, Kansas89 contributions
    Big shopping center with attached hotels; great experience for kids; Christmas is special!!
    I recently attended a group meeting in one of the multiple hotels attached to the Mall. Easily connected to the Mall by enclosed walkway into the huge Mall with three roller coasters, multiple attractions for all ages. All in a huge domed facility with over 125 stores. Be sure to get free reservations for the tour behind the scenes, the tours leave at 9 a.m. twice a week and are really interesting for all ages. The light rail leaves from the Mall directly to airport and Minneapolis and St. Paul very reasonable. I would return for a group meeting or for the children activities.
    Written September 16, 2022
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Ingeborg56
Oslo, Norway2,351 contributions
Oct 2022
I used to come here all the time when I lived in Minneapolis, and I came now back for the first time for more than 5 years and I fell that the stores were not as nice as before.
I went there first on a Friday late afternoon and evening, and my second visit was on a Monday afternoon/evening. It was a much better visit on a Monday afternoon/evening than on a Friday afternoon/evening, but there are so many other malls I will recommend than Mall of America these days.
Written October 8, 2022
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William Kim
London, Canada71 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
Nope. I wasn't feeling the hype of the Mall of America at all. I do not understand why this mall is even considered an attraction. That's just like saying the CF Eaton Centre in Toronto should be an attraction when it obviously isn't, because it's just a mall.

This place is a huge tourist trap. Most things sold here are more expensive than usual (no surprise, of course). A lot of the stores you find here can also be found in your local mall, such as Nordstrom, Foot Locker, Abercrombie, etc. True, there's stores, restaurants and attractions at MOA you can't find elsewhere such as FlyOver America (an AMAZING ride), a Microsoft store, the Twin City Grill, Minnesota-themed stores (mainly souvenir shops) and Nickelodeon Universe, but I didn't see this a good enough reason for me to absolutely fall in love with this place. In the end, a mall is a mall to me, and the "wow" factor of visiting here faded rather quickly.

The good news is that there is free WiFi and parking is free here. Something you won't always find in a place like Mall of America. There are also plenty of food options, even though some might be overpriced, and the washrooms are quite clean, modern and frequently sanitized.

If this is your first time to the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul, I'd say go ahead and visit this place, but only one time. There are many other great attractions the Twin Cities (and the state of Minnesota) offers such as the Guthrie Theatre, Stone Arch Bridge and nearby Minnehaha Falls that won't rip you off of your money as much as this place.
Written July 15, 2022
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bushes5
Evansville, IN204 contributions
Jul 2022
We had to visit since we were in the area. I was not that impressed with the stores. Overall, it's a huge place and it was fun to walk around and to say we've been there, but the stores were not that unique or different from what you would see in any big city. Plenty of restaurant choices and the amusement park was fun to see but we were only there for about 3 hours and felt we had seen and done everything we wanted to. We did not have children with us so that might make a difference. We did not do the aquarium, mini golf or other activities, as we've "been there, done that" at other places. If you lived locally i can see why it would be fun to pop in for some fun, especially during the winter months. Parking was easy and plentiful although we were told it fills up quickly on the weekends.
Written July 21, 2022
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TA R
Winona, MN45 contributions
Aug 2021
Had read that mobility scooters were available at each guest services desk at each of the main entrances. Drove 2 1/2 hrs, spent $$$ for hotel next to MOA, for fun day planned for my soon to start college kiddo & a friend. Visited Tues around 11:30 a.m. Went in south entrance & desk was closed for the day; called guest services and rep suggested I go to another entrance. Very frustrating as obviously I have trouble with mobility or I would not be wanting to rent a scooter. Moved my car to anther parking site adjacent to east entrance, called guest services to assure there would be a scooter available, and rep told me it would be fine (after putting me on hold to check) saying that "someone could get one from the basement" for me as there were none at the desk at the moment. I went in and there were two people working, they said they had no scooters there and told me I could go to the north or west entrance. At no time did anyone on the phone or in person offer to radio elsewhere for a scooter or to go get one for me; this mall is HUGE and it costs $40 to rent the scooter. If it were easy for me to hop from entrance to entrance, I would not be needed a scooter. Left completely disgusted and killed time elsewhere while my guests were in the mall. First and last time I will go to MOA.
Written August 10, 2021
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E Araceli A
Sturtevant, WI20 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
I gave this mall a 4 star because I’d never been here and it was an experience. Many stores mainly food items/stores I was not aware were here and happy to visit like sugar factory and Carlo’s cake shop, as well as the attractions. If they weren’t so expensive for a family of 6 I’d have gone to all! Downside during Covid was that EVERY attraction had a long line to get into and most were “sold out” for the day or next two days. That was disappointing. We got in to Nickelodeon universe because we went at mall opening and got on a wait list. Got on at 11am and finally got in at 6pm. There were 206 ppl ahead of us. The aquarium was also sold out but we did go through the lines and found a ticket kiosk at entrance w tickets for later that evening though. The mall itself had a lot of repeat stores. (Different levels) but pricing was average. Also all floors and food court area were pretty filthy. Thankfully bathrooms were ok. Make sure you have reservations to dining and attractions at least 2 days before you come to this mall!!! Also they do close early at 7pm on weekdays. Some stores open later than 10am and close before 7pm. They did have lots of security but when a fight broke out at the mall exit after closing they were no where to be found. Took a while for them to come and by then the fight had moved to parking lots! Crazy and scary for my kids to see.
Written April 7, 2021
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CraftBeers
Plano, TX26,543 contributions
Sep 2022
Self disclosure I am not a shopper, so a mall is not my thing. I was still drawn to this place as it is known across the country. There was nothing about this place that was special. It's just a bigger version of every mall across the USA and in my backyard. All of the stores are pretty much the same ones you see everywhere. There is no specialty draw for the shopping.

There is an indoor amusement park attached to it, but I found it to be very expensive and not really part of the mall. The whole concept seems like two very different things fused together. Most malls have some kind of kids play area, which is a natural connection. Going up a level to be a full amusement park indoors does not work for me especially at the prices they have.

I am one and done. I can't imagine being here when the parking garage is packed and there are people everywhere.
Written November 8, 2022
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Dixie H
Saint Louis, MO133 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
We visited today. Due to Covid-19 there were quite a few stores that were not open but there were still more stores than you could visit. The amusement park part was closed but there was 2 miniature golf courses open. There are so many restaurants that you didn’t have to wait long to eat.

Masks are required and 95% of people had them on. Stores posted the new occupancy limits and had employees monitoring and making sure masks were worn. Due to occupancy limits there were lines at popular stores. Many stores were also doing temperature checks. Even in lines people were friendly and practiced social distancing.

Two tips: if you want to do Rock of Ages glow in the dark golf, make a reservation. We didn’t and there was a 1.5 hour wait.

Wear sunscreen. Even though you are inside the mall has glass ceilings that act like a greenhouse. We got a sunburn even though we were inside all day.

Even with all the restrictions it is worth a visit.
Written July 18, 2020
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MNviews
Little Canada, MN429 contributions
Mar 2021 • Couples
If you are worried about covid I would suggest not going to the mall. We stayed in an attached hotel for three nights and went to the mall each day. At least 50% of the people walking around either had their mask pulled down to their chin or had it pulled below their nose. Lots of Mall security walking around but it didn't seem like there was any enforcement over the mask policy. Some of the stores had lines because only so many people can be allowed in at one time. One clothing store we went to did not have their changing room open.
Written March 17, 2021
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Mike
Minneapolis, MN73 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
I think this is the best mall in the world and one of the largest for sure.
It is like a small fun city by itself , you will find definitely something to do there , Awsome during very hot and very cold days.
Many restaurants and coffee shops and needs more.
Good for shopping and Awsome for kids and do rides.
You can buy annual pass for rides with 149 dollars
Written January 19, 2020
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Elmom1
Elma, NY76 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
Specifically came to Minnesota for this shopping experience. I bought the 9.99 coupon book offered at guest services at the mall and I would say it was worth it. It was very clean everywhere, a store for just about anything. I would say that maintenance could get on the ball with putting hooks or shelves in the bathroom stalls for packages/purses. I really dont like putting them on the floor...eww. Overall, there is plenty to do, especially the Nick amusement park for the kids...lots of food options...Fly over America was ok, but overpriced, even with the coupon, a toddler could find their way out of the mirror maze, I don’t recommend that, but the Sea Life Aquarium was actually pretty good for a mall attraction. Finding your way around was pretty easy.
Written February 4, 2020
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