Bloomington, Minnesota

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Bloomington, Minnesota

The Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official marketing organization for the City of Bloomington and markets Bloomington, Minnesota, area attractions, and the surrounding communities, to visitors around the world. Bloomington is located adjacent to Minneapolis and St. Paul, just minutes from the International Airport, is the home of Mall of America, and is a premier destination for meetings, conventions, and tourism. For visitor information, special offers and to book hotel rooms online visit www.bloomingtonmn.org.

The City

Bloomington is located adjacent to Minneapolis and St. Paul, just minutes from the International Airport, is the home of Mall of America®, and is a premier destination for meetings, conventions, and tourism. Bloomington provides visitors a dynamic mix of first-class attractions, vibrant restaurants, and more than 40 convenient hotels. From an exhilarating walk in a wildlife refuge to a relaxing dinner at an exceptional restaurant, we've got you covered. For visitor information, special offers and to book hotel rooms online visit www.bloomingtonmn.org.

Top 10

Here are just a few of the many things you will experience, located within minutes of Bloomington hotels: 1. Mall of America - largest enclosed shopping and entertainment venue in the United States - stay, play, dine and shop all under one roof 2. Nickelodeon Universe - largest indoor theme park in the United States located in the center of Mall of America complete with roller coasters and the longest indoor zipline 3. Paisley Park - Prince's iconic private estate and production complex is now a museum where visitors can experience 4. MSP International Airport named best airport in its size category for two years in a row and is only 10 minutes from Bloomington, connected by METRO Light Rail Transit to Mall of America and Minneapolis and St. Paul 5. Minnehaha Regional Park - One of the area's oldest and most popular park, featuring a majestic 53-foot waterfall, limestone bluffs, river overlooks, and hiking/biking trails attracts more than 850,000 visitors annually, and located just minutes from Bloomington 6. Historic Fort Snelling - originally known as Fort Anthony, this was a United States military fortification located at the confluence of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers 7. Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge - comprised of more than 14,000-acres, and one of fourteen Regional Priority Urban Wildlife Refuges in the nation, offering visitors a variety of free outdoor recreational experiences 8. 5-8 Club - Claiming to have created the Juicy Lucy, a cheeseburger with molten cheese on the inside rather than on top of the meat patty, this restaurant is a local hangout with a prohibition speakeasy past 9. Hyland Lake Park Reserve - offers skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing in the winter; disc golf, Chutes and Ladders play area, boating, kayaking, swimming, biking and hiking in the summer 10. Normandale Japanese Garden - designed by Takeo Watanabe and dedicated in 1976, this traditional style Japanese garden displays Minnesota-hardy plants and Japanese architectural features

Events

There’s always something new to do here in Bloomington and next door in the Twin Cities. With over 400 events every year ranging from national competitions to celebrity appearances at Mall of America®, there’s something for everyone. View all of the upcoming events and things to do right here: www.bloomingtonmn.org/things-to-do/events

Accommodations

We take pride in our Midwestern hospitality. So do the over 40 different hotels you can choose from here in Bloomington, MN – home of Mall of America®. They all offer something a little bit different – just minutes from MSP Airport and Minneapolis–St. Paul. Whether it’s for a family getaway to Mall of America® or a business conference in the Twin Cities, there’s a perfect place for you to rest up and start your day feeling as good as new.

Do & See

From the attractions at Mall of America to the activities in Minneapolis and St. Paul, there’s plenty to entertain you during your stay in Bloomington, MN. Choose from hundreds of fun-filled Bloomington attractions and adventures that are sure to make your vacation a memorable one. Bloomington attractions include Mall of America®, Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, museums, outdoor activities and more! For more exciting things to see and do in Bloomington: www.bloomingtonmn.org/things-to-do

Dining

With a population of nearly 90,000 and home to Mall Of America, which alone brings in another 42 million visitors annually, Bloomington has no shortage of restaurants to suit a lot of tastes. From casual, family friendly establishments to fine dining best suited for date nights and those special occasions, the dining scene in Bloomington truly has something for everyone and every palate. And if you’re in the mood for a quick bite between errands or perhaps a happy hour to view the Minnesota Twins, Vikings or the Wild on television, there are plenty of trendy bars, grills and burger joints as well.

Shopping

When you’re the home of Mall of America®, there’s a lot of shopping to do. But there are even more stores in Bloomington than the 520 in the mall. From locally owned boutiques in Bloomington to retail outlet malls in Minneapolis and St. Paul, you’ve got some shopping to do.

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