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Shopping is one of the activities almost anyone can enjoy given the right opportunity. There are many who say that retail therapy isn't their thing but they probably haven't visited the Mall of America yet! The Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota is the largest shopping mall in the USA spanning more than four million square feet! It is the ultimate superstore consisting of every shop imaginable! Shopping isn't the only things to do at the mall either. There are plenty of entertainment venues located throughout the massive building.
Indoors you'll find Moose Mountain Adventure Golf which is an 18-hole mini golf course complete with horses and a life size moose! Four Mall of America stories of Lego await kids with more then 90 giant-size Lego structures including dinosaurs and the world's biggest Lego clock tower. The Underwater Adventure Aquarium at the Mall of America is the largest underground aquarium in the world. It features a virtual submarine tour and more than 4,5000 marine creatures!
Shopping at the Mall of America
The Mall of America stories are four in total and encompass a dizzying variety of stores. Residents from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St Paul do much of their shopping here because of the countless options. The first level is home to the well-known department stores Macy's, Nordstrom, Sears and Bloomingdale's which are situated in each corner of the complex. On the second of Mall of America stories is the exciting Amusement Park which is surrounded by more stores. The third floor has even more stores while the fourth of the Mall of America stories features a number of large movie theaters.
Mall of America hotels come in a variety from cheap to luxurious and many offer free shuttles to and from the mall. Mall of America hotels in Bloomington include big name chains such as The Park Plaza and The Crowne Plaza . Mystic Lake is the largest Minnesota casino hotel in the Midwest. This resorts free shuttle service will have you at the mall and shopping before you know it! There are many things to do at the casino including playing slots, table games or taking in a live show. Mall of America hotels also include Le Bourget Aero Suites, a charming boutique hotels close enough for the convenience yet far enough for a relaxed feel.
Take a breather between lugging bags and try one of the great Mall of America restaurants out. There are almost twenty restaurants serving delicious meals inside the MOA. Twenty-six eateries in the food court and almost thirty specialty food shops create an incredible array of choices. The Twin City Grill is one of the Mall of America restaurants that provides elegance in a 1940s inspired eatery. Period fixtures and mahogany paneling add an old-style compliment to dishes such as filet mignon, grilled steak and fresh seafood. Other Mall of America restaurants include Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. which is great for kids, the California-style Napa Valley grill that serves aromatic food and wine and the Rainforest Café where you can sit at a Volcano during dessert!
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