Bloomington is the fifth largest city in Minnesota, located on the north bank of the Minnesota River. If you are visiting Bloomington and you enjoy shopping then you are in the perfect place. It is the home to the second largest mall in America in terms of retail space but is the largest in terms of total enclosed floor area. Mall of America is also the thirteenth largest mall in the world. Opened in 1992, each year Mall of America is visited by 40 million visitors from all over the world. The mall has 520 stores and 50 restaurants including four anchor department stores: Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Nordstrom and Sears. The stores are arranged along three levels of pedestrian walkways on the sides of the rectangle, with a fourth level on the east side. The mall is divided into four different zones each with separate decorative style. In addition to retail stores, it also features a Lego Imagination Center, Sea Life Aquarium and Nickelodeon themed indoor theme park. It is a great place to take the whole family and spend whole day in shopping, places to eat and other fun activities. The mall of America is the first place to mix signature retail stores with outstanding entertainment facilities. The mall literally has something for everyone which makes it one of the most visited destinations in the United States. While you are there you can go inside Lego Imagination Center. It is a six thousand square feet LEGO store with a variety of Lego sculptures on display such as space shuttle, dinosaur, earth and more. It offers plenty of fun activities for kids including a play area with bins of bricks to build with.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car is not only the largest rental car company in North America but also has a large selection of car varied in makes and models. It is the prime time to rent a car from Enterprise because they are offering great discounts that will save customers a lot of money on their next rental cars.
Located on the suburb of the Twin Cities, there are plenty of things to do in Bloomington, Minnesota. If you are visiting Bloomington with kids then you must stop by at Nickelodeon Universe. It is the seven-acre indoor amusement park located inside the Mall of America. It is the largest indoor theme park in the United States featuring a wide variety of rides and attractions for children of different ages. Unlike many indoor amusement parks, Nickelodeon Universe has a large number of natural plants throughout the park vicinity. The latest addition to the rides includes two roller coasters: SpongeBob SquarePants Rock Bottom Plunge and Avatar Airbender and a new thrill ride called BrainSurge. It also has a miniature golf course featuring eighteen holes and a relatively fast Astroturf surface. While you are there, don’t miss SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium. It is home to over 10,000 aquatic creatures including sharks, sea turtles, stingrays, octopuses and freshwater fish. Freshwater exhibits include game fish from the northern United States and alligator gar from the southern United States. The aquarium also includes a 300-foot long curved tunnel which let the guests through 14 feet of water to explore the underwater world of over 4,500 sea creatures. The aquarium holds various events such as scuba diving, snorkeling and birthday parties all year round. Your next stop could be the Japanese Garden on the campus of Normandale Community College. It is small but very beautiful and well-maintained. This two-acre strolling garden features a pond, a lagoon, bridges, hand-carved lanterns, islands and a waterfall. It is open all year round and there is no cost to get in.