King of Prussia Mall

King of Prussia Mall is the largest mall on the East Coast and has the largest amount of retail space in the entire United States, making it quite an experience for shoppers. In the early 1960s, an open-air plaza became a shopping center, and after its opening, it progressively became one of the largest shopping complexes in America. King of Prussia Mall stores feature a variety of sales each season, and the mall offers a host of special events throughout the year. King of Prussia also hosts large groups on tour for shopping excursions or just for a simple bite to eat. Tourists, visitors, and locals will surely find a number of opportunities for enjoyment at this immense establishment.

From humble beginnings in 1963 to the largest retail property in America today, King of Prussia Mall has undergone many changes, and remarkable, it is still owned by the same company. The Plaza is the oldest section of the mall; it once featured Acme supermarket, Korvette, JC Penney, Woolworth's, and an amphitheater, and is now home to many popular department stores in addition to the JC Penney, including Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus. The main portion of the King of Prussia Mall stores are located in the mall complex and the Court at King of Prussia, which is connected to the main unit by way of an open air covered walkway.

Of the many malls in Pennsylvania, King of Prussia is one of the most actively involved establishments with the community. In addition to many sales and events promoting shoppers to buy and be entertained, King of Prussia Mall supports several organizations, including the American Cancer Society, Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation, the King of Prussia Rotary, the King of Prussia Chamber of Commerce, and Living Beyond Breast Cancer; these associations work to enhance and work to create better circumstances for the future of the surrounding community.

Shopping all of the King of Prussia Mall stores can take up to two days, and as such, the mall has devised a plan on their website to help visitors plan shopping excursions and trips to the mall. By entering the desired type of shopping or products, King of Prussia will be able to suggest various shops, dining options, and parking options for those coming in from out of town. Another helpful tool on the King of Prussia Mall website is the Escape Artists, which allows visitors to shop those store with the products needed for their desired vacation.

From the Court to the main vestibule to the off campus Plaza, King of Prussia remains, after more than 40 years of operation, one of the most popular shopping attractions in the eastern United States, as well as one of the largest. Paying a visit to the King of Prussia Mall is an essential part of a southeastern Pennsylvania vacation, whether you are looking for souvenirs or simply enjoying the variety of stores available here. The mall is located in the Upper Merion Township, northwest of Philadelphia, making it easy to add a visit here to an itinerary that also includes such sights as the Liberty Bell, Rittenhouse Square, and the Italian Market.

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