About Bloomington

by SmarterTravel Staff
Mall of America

America's largest mall is the one-stop shop to get all your holiday shopping done. Spanning more than four million square feet in Bloomington, Minnesota, the Mall of America has more than 500 stores, an indoor amusement park, an aquarium, and much more. There are several holiday events planned, including Photos with Santa through December 24.

(Photo: Mall of America)

While its location only 15 minutes away from the Twin Cities guarantees that visitors will have plenty to explore, this urban area on the Minnesota River has plenty to offer on its own. Home to the world-famous Mall of America, Bloomington, Minnesota, is used to things being big. It also claims Water Park of America, the largest indoor water park in the country. And when it's time to head outside, the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge's 14,000 acres offer plenty of opportunities for recreation.

The Hiawatha light rail line connects the city to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, which serves more than 30 million passengers each year. In addition, the city of Bloomington has more hotels than Minneapolis and St. Paul combined

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