Mall of America main entrance, on July 28, 2013, in Minneapolis, MN.

Beyond Shopping: The Mall of America

The Mall of America is more than just a shopping destination, it is an experience in itself. Spanning 4.3 miles with over 500 stores, it attracts 40 million visitors annually, making it a destination for tourists as well as shoppers. The mall also features a diverse ecosystem with 30,000 live plants and 400 living trees, some growing up to 40 feet tall, and birds flying overhead.

Mall of America main entrance, on July 28, 2013, in Minneapolis, MN.

Visitors can enjoy a wide range of activities including roller coasters, aquariums, and amusement parks, such as Nickelodeon Universe and NASCAR Silicon Motor Speedway. The mall also features unique attractions like Underwater Adventures, a shark tank with a moving walkway, a Dinosaur Walk, and LEGOland, where visitors can build their dream homes with LEGOs.

The Mall of America is a Major Shopping Center in The Twin Cities of Minnesota known Nationwide

Nickelodeon Universe, previously known as Camp Snoopy, is an indoor theme park located in the center of the Mall of America. It is the largest indoor theme park in the United States and offers a variety of rides and attractions, including roller coasters like SpongeBob SquarePants Rock Bottom Plunge, Fairly Odd Coaster, Back at the Barnyard Hayride, Avatar Airbender and a thrill ride BrainSurge. The park also features a miniature golf course, Moose Mountain, with 18 holes and an astroturf surface. Unlike many indoor amusement parks, Nickelodeon Universe has a large amount of natural foliage and a varied terrain with the highest point in the park being 15 feet above the lowest.

A view of Nickelodeon Universe found in the Mall of America (opening in 1992)in Bloomington owned by the Ghermezian Brothers

The mall also features the Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium, where visitors can walk through a 300-foot-long curved tunnel through 14 feet of water to view over 4,500 sea creatures including sharks, turtles, and stingrays. The aquarium offers special events such as sleepovers, scuba diving, snorkeling, and birthday parties.

In addition to its shopping and entertainment offerings, the mall also holds a special place in history as the former site of Metropolitan Stadium, home to the Minnesota Vikings and Twins from 1961 to 1981. It hosted important events such as baseball’s All-Star Game and World Series and the Vikings’ NFL Championship win in 1969.

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