Bloomington, Minnesota

Simply Central

Bloomington, Minnesota is the home of Mall of America, located adjacent to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP), and just minutes from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Bloomington’s central location allows you to explore a variety of events and attractions throughout the Twin Cities quickly and easily. The convenient light rail will connect you to the airport, Mall of America, Minneapolis-St. Paul. And, with over 45 hotels to choose from, most offering complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport and Mall of America, you will have the time of your life finding out what “Minnesota Nice” is all about!

Mall of America, with its 500+ shops, is a major attraction for anyone visiting Minnesota. Located in Bloomington only five minutes from MSP, the Mall, where clothes and shoes are free of sales tax, includes familiar names such as Banana Republic, Gap, and Nike as well as the likes of Macy’s, Nordstrom, and many, many more. Attractions include Nickelodeon Universe (an indoor theme park), SEA LIFE at Mall of America, and FlyOver America, as well as a huge variety of regular events.

Bloomington’s most surprising attraction is the hiking and nature trails of the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge. Its 14,000 acres of protected habitat make it the nation’s largest national wildlife refuge located within a major metropolitan area. Stroll along the winding paths, cross-country ski, bike, hike, watch migrating birds or just relax on one of the many benches in the area and enjoy the pristine wilderness.

In nearby Chanhassen, just 20 minutes from Bloomington, the former home, recording studio, and performance venue of legendary musical artist Prince is open for tours. Paisley Park allows you to get an up close and personal view of Prince memorabilia and artifacts, and is a must-see for any music fan.

Alive with energy and rich in diversity, Bloomington is a dynamic mix of first-class attractions, vibrant restaurants, and kid-friendly hotels. Whether you’re interested in an exhilarating walk outside or an energizing day filled with attraction hopping, they’ve got you covered!