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Best of Bloomington in 24 Hours or Less

Whether you have a few hours or an entire day in this bustling city, we'll help you spend your time wisely.

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Whether you have a few hours or an entire day in this bustling city, we'll help you spend your time wisely.
Light Rail to Mall of America

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If you have 3 hours:

A quick trip to Bloomington isn’t complete without a stop at Mall of America. Window shop or pop into stores along South Avenue for designer labels including Burberry and Michael Kors. New additions to the Mall include Fabletics, VOM FASS and restaurants like Shake Shack and Margaritaville. Not in the mood to shop? Grab lunch at Hard Rock Café and then step next door to experience FlyOver America, the Mall’s latest attraction. Strap in for a fully immersive simulation flight over the country’s most beautiful regions.

Mall of America

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If you have 5 hours:

A couple extra hours to the above agenda adds just enough time to explore the Mall a little further. Take your time perusing stores like Fjällräven and L.L.Bean, or get your thrill on at Nickelodeon Universe. If it’s a family adventure you’re looking for, take the kids to Crayola Experience and embark on a colorful adventure where you’ll find 25 hands-on attractions. End the day with a meal at Dick’s Last Resort, or dine in the brand new Culinary on North, where you can eat with a view.

FlyOver America Experience

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If you have 24 hours:

Since you’ll be staying overnight, rest assured you’re in good hands at one of Bloomington’s 40-plus hotels. After you’ve checked in, explore more than 520 stores that span four floors of the Mall—plenty of chances to refurbish your wardrobe with tax-free clothing and shoes. Once you’ve finished shopping, take part in exclusive cooking and mixology lessons at FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar, or get a behind-the-scenes look at SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium through some of Bloomington’s Signature Experiences. End the night with a few laughs at Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy or out on the town at Cowboy Jack’s.

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A quick trip to Bloomington isn’t complete without a stop at Mall of America. Window shop or pop into stores along South Avenue for designer labels including Burberry and Michael Kors.

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