There's more to the home of Mall of America than meets the eye.
With two major freeways intersecting in the heart of the city—494 and I35W—quick and easy access to any other part of the metro is just an on-ramp or exit away. Outdoorsy types can get their adventure on while they hike the trails and ski the runs at Hyland Lake Park Reserve, and Bush Lake State Park is home to one of the more popular beaches in the state. For residents and visitors looking for a little rest and relaxation, the Normandale Community College Japanese garden offers a tranquil space to rejuvenate, and the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge is one of the premier spots in the metro to escape the cubicles and skyscrapers for a breath of fresh air. And for those with little ones, The Works is an interactive children’s museum that allows youngsters to explore their creativity in the worlds of technology and engineering.