With a beautiful location on the banks of the Minnesota River, the city of Bloomington has much to offer travelers. Not only is it home to the world-famous Mall of America®, but this city of 85,000 also houses the stunning Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Water Park of America, an extensive system of hiking and biking trails and much more. Twin Cities’ visitors also enjoy Bloomington’s many travel conveniences, including its central location, proximity to the airport, and easy freeway access to Interstates 35W and 494. In addition, Bloomington offers free parking, free hotel shuttles to the airport and Mall of America, and the Hiawatha light rail line, which runs from the MOA, to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and downtown Minneapolis.
Bloomington’s #1 attraction by far, is Mall of America, the largest shopping center in the United States, welcoming over 40 million visitors annually. This shopping Mecca boasts 2.5 million square feet of retail space, over 520 stores, 50 plus restaurants and countless entertainment options that range from nightclubs to the Nickelodeon Universe® amusement park to a 14-screen cinema. And, with tax free shoppping on clothing and shoes, there is no better place to see what the trends are and shop away.
Another popular Bloomington destination is the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, spanning 14,000 acres, with miles of hiking and biking trails, prime bird-watching opportunities, and an extensive visitor’s center.
The Bloomington Convention and Visitors Bureau offers the Official Attraction Pass of the Twin Cities, The Big Ticket™ to help you enjoy all the area has to offer. This three-day pass offers savings of 30% regular admission. The Big Ticket bundles admission to: • Nickelodeon Universe® • SEA LIFE™ Minnesota Aquarium • Water Park of America • Minnesota Zoo • Great Clips® IMAX® Theatre at the Minnesota Zoo • Science Museum of Minnesota
Purchase it online today at www.bloomingtonmn.org/bigticket or at the North Mall of America Gift Store and let the fun begin!
With all these great attractions, fine restaurants, and convenient location, it’s easy to see why Bloomington is home to more hotels than Minneapolis and St. Paul combined - 37 total, ranging from luxury to economy to suit families, tourist groups and business travelers alike. Be sure to check it all out at www.bloomingtonmn.org.
Text MSPTRAVEL to 80565 for weekly special offers. Call 800-346-4289 or visit www.bloomingtonmn.org for a complimentary Visitors Guide and valuable coupons.