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“Shopping Heaven”
Review of Mall of America

Mall of America
Ranked #2 of 19 things to do in Bloomington
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed September 5, 2012

It was great to have all the stores and attractions in one close space. Some of the retail stores employees are a little pushy, others are helpful.

Thank Bill K
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

If you love to shop this is the place to go. Over 525 stores under one roof, tons of choices for food and an amusement park for the kids!!!

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Reviewed September 4, 2012

This was my second trip to MOA. This time I was solo, and although I'm not much of a shopper, I do enjoy going to MOA to walk around, people-watch, and to eat. There is an amazing selection of stores and of restaurants. I live in an area where there is not a whole lot to offer without traveling 4 hours and so it was fun to see the variety. I walked through the amusement park and enjoyed seeing the kids laugh and scream on the rides...oh to be young again! I had brought along an Apple computer product that I'd been experiencing problems with because I knew there was an Apple store in the mall. My visit there was probably one of the most positive retail and repair experiences in my life...they do customer service right! I left very happy with their resolve for my problem.

Overall, a great place to shop, and a fantastic place to people watch!

Thank finewine57
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

The center of the mall has kiddie rides and roller coasters. It is about a 50/50 mix. There are probably about 4 rides that people over the age of 50 would want to ride with their kids. There are several nearby snack stands with treats. On the 3rd level of the mall there are at least 30 food venues both restaurant and fast food types. On the first level of the mall there are several stores that are child related.

It is fun to spend several hours getting lost in this mall - and lost you will get at some point. Wear comfortable shoes and write down where you parked no matter how good you think your memory is. There is a theater complex on the 4th floor which is accessed near the main food court by escalator.

There are several shops which are not common to regular malls. I think it is a good strategy to only go to those and save the stores that are common to your "at home" mall for when you are there because you will not make it through all the stores in shopping mode in one day. If you are visiting this mall with small children bring a stroller and consider a wheel chair for those who have difficulty walking. Wheel chairs, single and double strollers are available for a small rental fee at guest services which I believe are at the main entrances of each wing. There are lockers available to rent so you don't have to tote your bags around from store to store as well.

Thank Heide H
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

Honestly, I live in the Twin Cities but usually only go to the MOA for special shopping. It's just big enough to be a little intimidating but the drive is worth the great selection. My favorite stores - Nordstrom's and Nordstrom's Rack. And you really should look up the location of other stores on the mall map on the Internet so you park in the right place. For out-of-state shoppers, you really should remember that Minnesota still doesn't have a sales tax on clothes. Best deals ever.

Thank JeanaF
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