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.
From MSP, simply take the Hiawatha Light Rail Line to the Mall of America.
Hyland Ski & Snowboard Area, 8800 Chalet Road, ☎ +1 763 694-7800 (firstname.lastname@example.org, fax: +1 952 835-1180), . 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, . "America's biggest indoor water park"
Mall of America, at the junction of Interstate 494 and Minnesota State Highway 77 (Cedar Avenue), ☎ +1 952 883-8800, . 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, . 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!
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.
Joe Senser's, 4217 W. 80th St., ☎ +1 952 835-1191, . 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.
Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington, 3900 American Blvd West, ☎ +1 952 893-9500 (fax: +1 952 854-0306), . 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), . 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), . checkin: 3PM; checkout: noon. $79 to $109.
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