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==Do==
 
==Do==
* <do name="Hyland Ski & Snowboard Area" address="8800 Chalet Road" phone="+1 763 694-7800" email="hylandski@threeriversparkdistrict.org" fax="+1 952 835-1180" hours="" price="" url="http://www.hylandski.com/">With 175 feet of vertical, it may be the shortest ski resort you ever experience.</do>
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* <do name="Hyland Ski & Snowboard Area" address="8800 Chalet Road" phone="+1 763 694-7800" email="hylandski@threeriversparkdistrict.org" fax="+1 952 835-1180" hours="" price="" url="http://hylandski.com/">With 175 feet of vertical, it may be the shortest ski resort you ever experience.</do>
* <do name="Water Park of America" address="1700 E American Blvd." phone="+1 877 75-SLIDE" email="" fax="" hours="" price="" url="http://www.waterparkofamerica.com/">"America's biggest indoor water park"</do>
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* <do name="Water Park of America" address="1700 E American Blvd." phone="+1 877 75-SLIDE" email="" fax="" hours="" price="" url="http://waterparkofamerica.com/">"America's biggest indoor water park"</do>
  
 
==Buy==
 
==Buy==
 
[[Image:MallofAmericaInterior.jpg|thumb|200px|right|Food court?  Check.  Legos?  Check.  Gap?  Check.  Roller Coaster?  Check.]]
 
[[Image:MallofAmericaInterior.jpg|thumb|200px|right|Food court?  Check.  Legos?  Check.  Gap?  Check.  Roller Coaster?  Check.]]
* <listing name="Mall of America" address="at the junction of Interstate 494 and Minnesota State Highway 77 (Cedar Avenue)" phone="+1 952 883-8800" email="" fax="" hours="" price="" url="http://www.mallofamerica.com/">Largest indoor shopping complex in the [[United States]]. A dizzying shopping experience. It has hundreds of stores, a LEGO play area, an indoor theme park, and a large aquarium. There is an IKEA next door. You can get there by Light Rail or bus.</listing>
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* <listing name="Mall of America" address="at the junction of Interstate 494 and Minnesota State Highway 77 (Cedar Avenue)" phone="+1 952 883-8800" email="" fax="" hours="" price="" url="http://mallofamerica.com/">Largest indoor shopping complex in the [[United States]]. A dizzying shopping experience. It has hundreds of stores, a LEGO play area, an indoor theme park, and a large aquarium. There is an IKEA next door. You can get there by Light Rail or bus.</listing>
*<buy name="Underwater Adventures Aquarium" alt="" address="120 East Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425" directions="At Mall of America" phone="952-883-0202" url="www.sharky.tv" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Visit the world's Largest Underground Aquarium and see over 5,000 marine creatures!  From 360 pound sea turtles to young sea horses, you will find everything you were hoping to see in the underwater adventure.  Scuba Certified, try scuba diving with 9 foot sharks! Looking to under the sea, try our overnight program.  There is something for all ages at Underwater Adventures Aquarium!</buy>
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*<buy name="Underwater Adventures Aquarium" alt="" address="120 East Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425" directions="At Mall of America" phone="952-883-0202" url="http://sharky.tv" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Visit the world's Largest Underground Aquarium and see over 5,000 marine creatures!  From 360 pound sea turtles to young sea horses, you will find everything you were hoping to see in the underwater adventure.  Scuba Certified, try scuba diving with 9 foot sharks! Looking to under the sea, try our overnight program.  There is something for all ages at Underwater Adventures Aquarium!</buy>
  
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
 
* <eat name="Chez Daniel" address="2800 American Blvd W (inside the Embassy Suites)" phone="+1 952 888-4447" email="" fax="" hours="" price="$20-$30" url="">Pricey but authentic French cuisine.  Better than you'd expect from a hotel restaurant.</eat>
 
* <eat name="Chez Daniel" address="2800 American Blvd W (inside the Embassy Suites)" phone="+1 952 888-4447" email="" fax="" hours="" price="$20-$30" url="">Pricey but authentic French cuisine.  Better than you'd expect from a hotel restaurant.</eat>
* <eat name="Gyropolis" address="90th & Penn" phone="+1 952 646-2091" email="" fax="+1 952 646-2092" hours="M-F 11AM-8PM, Sa 11AM-3PM" price="" url="http://www.thegyropolis.com/"></eat>
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* <eat name="Gyropolis" address="90th & Penn" phone="+1 952 646-2091" email="" fax="+1 952 646-2092" hours="M-F 11AM-8PM, Sa 11AM-3PM" price="" url="http://thegyropolis.com/"></eat>
* <eat name="Joe Senser's" address="4217 W. 80th St." phone="+1 952 835-1191" email="" fax="" hours="M-Sa 11AM-1AM, Su 10AM-12AM" price="$7-$15" url="http://www.sensers.com/">A bunch of big screen TVs makes this a good place for visiting sports fans to catch their hometown team's game or "the big game".  Decent "bar food," trivia and video games round out the experience.</eat>
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* <eat name="Joe Senser's" address="4217 W. 80th St." phone="+1 952 835-1191" email="" fax="" hours="M-Sa 11AM-1AM, Su 10AM-12AM" price="$7-$15" url="http://sensers.com/">A bunch of big screen TVs makes this a good place for visiting sports fans to catch their hometown team's game or "the big game".  Decent "bar food," trivia and video games round out the experience.</eat>
  
 
===Mall of America===
 
===Mall of America===
 
The Mall of America has several good eating options inside from fast food to upscale restaurants.
 
The Mall of America has several good eating options inside from fast food to upscale restaurants.
*<eat name="Bubba Gump" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+1 952 853-6600" url="http://www.bubbagump.com/" hours="Su-Th 11AM-10PM, Fr-Sa 11AM-11PM" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax=""></eat>
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*<eat name="Bubba Gump" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+1 952 853-6600" url="http://bubbagump.com/" hours="Su-Th 11AM-10PM, Fr-Sa 11AM-11PM" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax=""></eat>
 
*<eat name="CRAVE" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+1 952 854-5000" url="http://mn.craveamerica.com/home" hours="M-Sa 11AM-10PM, Su 11AM-8PM" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax=""></eat>
 
*<eat name="CRAVE" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+1 952 854-5000" url="http://mn.craveamerica.com/home" hours="M-Sa 11AM-10PM, Su 11AM-8PM" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax=""></eat>
*<eat name="Rainforest Cafe" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+1 952 854-7500" url="http://www.rainforestcafe.com/" hours="Su-Th 11AM-10PM, Fr-Sa 11AM-11PM" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax=""></eat>
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*<eat name="Rainforest Cafe" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+1 952 854-7500" url="http://rainforestcafe.com/" hours="Su-Th 11AM-10PM, Fr-Sa 11AM-11PM" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax=""></eat>
*<eat name="Tucci Bennuch" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+1 952 853-0200" url="http://www.leye.com/restaurants/directory/tucci-benucch" hours="M-Th 11:15AM-9:30PM, Fr-Sa 11:15AM-10PM, Su 11:30AM-8PM" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax=""></eat>
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*<eat name="Tucci Bennuch" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+1 952 853-0200" url="http://leye.com/restaurants/directory/tucci-benucch" hours="M-Th 11:15AM-9:30PM, Fr-Sa 11:15AM-10PM, Su 11:30AM-8PM" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax=""></eat>
*<eat name="Twin City Grill" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+1 952 854-0200" url="http://www.leye.com/restaurants/directory/twin-city-grill" hours="M-Th 11:15AM-9:30PM, Fr-Sa 11:15AM-10PM, Su 11:30AM-8PM" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax=""></eat>
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*<eat name="Twin City Grill" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+1 952 854-0200" url="http://leye.com/restaurants/directory/twin-city-grill" hours="M-Th 11:15AM-9:30PM, Fr-Sa 11:15AM-10PM, Su 11:30AM-8PM" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax=""></eat>
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
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* Try the new Water Park of America looked adjacent to the Mall of America. Hotel features indoor water slides soaring 90 feet above the Twin Cities' skyline.
 
* Try the new Water Park of America looked adjacent to the Mall of America. Hotel features indoor water slides soaring 90 feet above the Twin Cities' skyline.
  
* <sleep name="Cambria Suites Hotel Bloomington" address="2870 Metro Drive" phone="+1 952 854-0300"  fax=" +1 952 854-0306" checkin="3PM" checkout="noon" url="http://www.cambriasuites.com/hotel-bloomington-minnesota-MN089"></sleep>
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* <sleep name="Cambria Suites Hotel Bloomington" address="2870 Metro Drive" phone="+1 952 854-0300"  fax=" +1 952 854-0306" checkin="3PM" checkout="noon" url="http://cambriasuites.com/hotel-bloomington-minnesota-MN089"></sleep>
  
* <sleep name=" Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Bloomington West" address="5120 American Boulevard West" phone="+1 952 831-9595" email="" fax="+1 952 835-5909 " checkin="" checkout="" price="" url="http://www.countryinns.com/bloomingtonmn_west"> Charming country style décor.</sleep>
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* <sleep name=" Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Bloomington West" address="5120 American Boulevard West" phone="+1 952 831-9595" email="" fax="+1 952 835-5909 " checkin="" checkout="" price="" url="http://countryinns.com/bloomingtonmn_west"> Charming country style décor.</sleep>
  
* <sleep name="Crowne Plaza Minneapolis Bloomington" address="5401 Green Valley Dr." phone="+1 952 831-8000" email="sales@cpmsp.com" fax="+1 952 831-8426" url="http://www.cpmsp.com">Hotel near the Twin Cities.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Crowne Plaza Minneapolis Bloomington" address="5401 Green Valley Dr." phone="+1 952 831-8000" email="sales@cpmsp.com" fax="+1 952 831-8426" url="http://cpmsp.com">Hotel near the Twin Cities.</sleep>
  
* <sleep name="Embassy Suites Hotel Bloomington" alt="" address="2800 American Boulevard West" directions="" phone="+1 952 884-4811" url="http://www.embassysuites.com/en/es/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=MSPWEES" checkin="3PM" checkout="noon" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="+1 952-884-8137"></sleep>
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* <sleep name="Embassy Suites Hotel Bloomington" alt="" address="2800 American Boulevard West" directions="" phone="+1 952 884-4811" url="http://embassysuites.com/en/es/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=MSPWEES" checkin="3PM" checkout="noon" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="+1 952-884-8137"></sleep>
  
* <sleep name="Embassy Suites Hotel Minneapolis-Airport" alt="" address="7901 34th Avenue South" directions="" phone="+1 952 854-1000" url="http://www.embassysuites.com/en/es/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=MSPAPES" checkin="3PM" checkout="noon" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="+1 952 854-6557"></sleep>
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* <sleep name="Embassy Suites Hotel Minneapolis-Airport" alt="" address="7901 34th Avenue South" directions="" phone="+1 952 854-1000" url="http://embassysuites.com/en/es/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=MSPAPES" checkin="3PM" checkout="noon" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="+1 952 854-6557"></sleep>
  
 
*<sleep name="Hampton Inn Airport" alt="" address="4201 American Blvd. W." directions="" phone="+1 952 835-6643" email="mspba_hampton@hilton.com" url="http://hampton-inn/hi/minn-bloomington" checkin="3pm" checkout="Noon" price="$79 - $129" lat="" long=""></sleep>
 
*<sleep name="Hampton Inn Airport" alt="" address="4201 American Blvd. W." directions="" phone="+1 952 835-6643" email="mspba_hampton@hilton.com" url="http://hampton-inn/hi/minn-bloomington" checkin="3pm" checkout="Noon" price="$79 - $129" lat="" long=""></sleep>
  
* <sleep name="Hilton Garden Inn Bloomington" address="5140 American Blvd. West" phone="+1 952 831-1012" email="" fax="+1 952 831 0738" checkin="3PM" checkout="11AM" price="" url="http://www.hiltongardeninn.com/en/gi/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=MSPBLGI"></sleep>
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* <sleep name="Hilton Garden Inn Bloomington" address="5140 American Blvd. West" phone="+1 952 831-1012" email="" fax="+1 952 831 0738" checkin="3PM" checkout="11AM" price="" url="http://hiltongardeninn.com/en/gi/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=MSPBLGI"></sleep>
  
 
* <sleep name="Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington" address="3900 American Blvd West" phone="+1 952 893-9500"  fax="+1 952 854-0306" url="http://www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/MSPBWHF-Hilton-Minneapolis-Bloomington-Minnesota/index.do?ctyhocn=MSPBWHF">Extensive nearby shopping and dining at the Mall of America or Southdale Center as well as quick, convenient access to the Twin Cities business community. Bloomington ChopHouse Restaurant and the Olive Lounge on premises.</sleep>
 
* <sleep name="Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington" address="3900 American Blvd West" phone="+1 952 893-9500"  fax="+1 952 854-0306" url="http://www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/MSPBWHF-Hilton-Minneapolis-Bloomington-Minnesota/index.do?ctyhocn=MSPBWHF">Extensive nearby shopping and dining at the Mall of America or Southdale Center as well as quick, convenient access to the Twin Cities business community. Bloomington ChopHouse Restaurant and the Olive Lounge on premises.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Homewood Suites by Hilton® Minneapolis-Mall Of America" address="2261 Killebrew Drive" phone="+1 952 854-0900" email="" fax="+1 952 854-9571" checkin="3PM" checkout="noon" price="" url="http://homewoodsuites.hilton.com/en/hw/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=MSPHWHW"> Across the street from the Mall of America.</sleep>
 
* <sleep name="Homewood Suites by Hilton® Minneapolis-Mall Of America" address="2261 Killebrew Drive" phone="+1 952 854-0900" email="" fax="+1 952 854-9571" checkin="3PM" checkout="noon" price="" url="http://homewoodsuites.hilton.com/en/hw/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=MSPHWHW"> Across the street from the Mall of America.</sleep>
  
* <sleep name="Le Bourget Aero Suites" address="7770 Johnson Avenue South" phone="+1 952 893-9999"  fax=" +1 952 893-1316" checkin="3PM" checkout="noon" url="http://www.ascendcollection.com/hotel-bloomington-minnesota-MN103" price="$79 to $109"></sleep>
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* <sleep name="Le Bourget Aero Suites" address="7770 Johnson Avenue South" phone="+1 952 893-9999"  fax=" +1 952 893-1316" checkin="3PM" checkout="noon" url="http://ascendcollection.com/hotel-bloomington-minnesota-MN103" price="$79 to $109"></sleep>
  
 
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Revision as of 17:14, 11 June 2010

Bloomington, Minnesota is a suburb of Minneapolis. It is home to both the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (code: MSP) and to the Mall of America, the United States' largest shopping mall.

Bloomington skyline

Contents

Get in

From MSP, simply take the Hiawatha Light Rail Line to the Mall of America.

Get around

See

Do

  • Hyland Ski & Snowboard Area, 8800 Chalet Road, +1 763 694-7800 (, fax: +1 952 835-1180), [1]. With 175 feet of vertical, it may be the shortest ski resort you ever experience.
  • Water Park of America, 1700 E American Blvd., +1 877 75-SLIDE, [2]. "America's biggest indoor water park"

Buy

Food court? Check. Legos? Check. Gap? Check. Roller Coaster? Check.
  • Mall of America, at the junction of Interstate 494 and Minnesota State Highway 77 (Cedar Avenue), +1 952 883-8800, [3]. Largest indoor shopping complex in the United States. A dizzying shopping experience. It has hundreds of stores, a LEGO play area, an indoor theme park, and a large aquarium. There is an IKEA next door. You can get there by Light Rail or bus.
  • Underwater Adventures Aquarium, 120 East Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425 (At Mall of America), 952-883-0202, [4]. Visit the world's Largest Underground Aquarium and see over 5,000 marine creatures! From 360 pound sea turtles to young sea horses, you will find everything you were hoping to see in the underwater adventure. Scuba Certified, try scuba diving with 9 foot sharks! Looking to under the sea, try our overnight program. There is something for all ages at Underwater Adventures Aquarium!


Eat

  • Chez Daniel, 2800 American Blvd W (inside the Embassy Suites), +1 952 888-4447. Pricey but authentic French cuisine. Better than you'd expect from a hotel restaurant. $20-$30.
  • Gyropolis, 90th & Penn, +1 952 646-2091 (fax: +1 952 646-2092), [5]. M-F 11AM-8PM, Sa 11AM-3PM.
  • Joe Senser's, 4217 W. 80th St., +1 952 835-1191, [6]. M-Sa 11AM-1AM, Su 10AM-12AM. A bunch of big screen TVs makes this a good place for visiting sports fans to catch their hometown team's game or "the big game". Decent "bar food," trivia and video games round out the experience. $7-$15.

Mall of America

The Mall of America has several good eating options inside from fast food to upscale restaurants.

  • Bubba Gump, +1 952 853-6600, [7]. Su-Th 11AM-10PM, Fr-Sa 11AM-11PM.
  • CRAVE, +1 952 854-5000, [8]. M-Sa 11AM-10PM, Su 11AM-8PM.
  • Rainforest Cafe, +1 952 854-7500, [9]. Su-Th 11AM-10PM, Fr-Sa 11AM-11PM.
  • Tucci Bennuch, +1 952 853-0200, [10]. M-Th 11:15AM-9:30PM, Fr-Sa 11:15AM-10PM, Su 11:30AM-8PM.
  • Twin City Grill, +1 952 854-0200, [11]. M-Th 11:15AM-9:30PM, Fr-Sa 11:15AM-10PM, Su 11:30AM-8PM.

Drink

Sleep

  • Try the new Water Park of America looked adjacent to the Mall of America. Hotel features indoor water slides soaring 90 feet above the Twin Cities' skyline.
  • Cambria Suites Hotel Bloomington, 2870 Metro Drive, +1 952 854-0300 (fax: +1 952 854-0306), [12]. checkin: 3PM; checkout: noon.
  • Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Bloomington West, 5120 American Boulevard West, +1 952 831-9595 (fax: +1 952 835-5909), [13]. Charming country style décor.
  • Crowne Plaza Minneapolis Bloomington, 5401 Green Valley Dr., +1 952 831-8000 (, fax: +1 952 831-8426), [14]. Hotel near the Twin Cities.
  • Embassy Suites Hotel Bloomington, 2800 American Boulevard West, +1 952 884-4811 (fax: +1 952-884-8137), [15]. checkin: 3PM; checkout: noon.
  • Embassy Suites Hotel Minneapolis-Airport, 7901 34th Avenue South, +1 952 854-1000 (fax: +1 952 854-6557), [16]. checkin: 3PM; checkout: noon.
  • Hampton Inn Airport, 4201 American Blvd. W., +1 952 835-6643 (), [17]. checkin: 3pm; checkout: Noon. $79 - $129.
  • Hilton Garden Inn Bloomington, 5140 American Blvd. West, +1 952 831-1012 (fax: +1 952 831 0738), [18]. checkin: 3PM; checkout: 11AM.
  • Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington, 3900 American Blvd West, +1 952 893-9500 (fax: +1 952 854-0306), [19]. Extensive nearby shopping and dining at the Mall of America or Southdale Center as well as quick, convenient access to the Twin Cities business community. Bloomington ChopHouse Restaurant and the Olive Lounge on premises.
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton® Minneapolis-Mall Of America, 2261 Killebrew Drive, +1 952 854-0900 (fax: +1 952 854-9571), [20]. checkin: 3PM; checkout: noon. Across the street from the Mall of America.
  • Le Bourget Aero Suites, 7770 Johnson Avenue South, +1 952 893-9999 (fax: +1 952 893-1316), [21]. checkin: 3PM; checkout: noon. $79 to $109.

Get out

Routes through Bloomington
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