Normandale Japanese Garden credit: Destination Bloomington

Normandale Japanese Garden
credit: Destination Bloomington

Bloomington, Minnesota is a dynamic mix of first-class attractions, vibrant restaurants and kid-friendly hotels.  Whether you’re interested in an exhilarating walk in a wildlife refuge or an energizing day filled with attraction hopping, Bloomington has you covered!  Bloomington is home to the shopping mecca Mall of America, adjacent to the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport and minutes from both downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Bloomington Theatre and Art Center

Bloomington Theatre and Art Center offers ticketed theater productions, but also has free exhibits in its two galleries.

Bloomington Old Town Hall History Museum

The Bloomington Historical Museum features exhibits of artifacts from the early pioneer through the agricultural period.

Mall of America

City of Bloomington credit: Destination Bloomington

City of Bloomington
credit: Destination Bloomington

Mall of America is the largest fully enclosed retail and entertainment complex in the United States. You don’t need to spend money browsing over 520 specialty stores. The LEGO Store features a giant pick-a-Brick wall, play tables where you can sit and create, and eight larger-than-life models including a 34 foot robot.

Minnehaha Fall and Regional Park

Overlooking the Mississippi River, Minnehaha Park is one of Minneapolis’ oldest and most popular parks.  The 193-acre park features a 53-foot waterfall, limestone bluffs and river overlooks. The park contains oak, elm, silver maple, basswood, hackberry and cottonwood trees, as well as native and prairie woodland wild flowers.

Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge

The Visitor Center at the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge features interactive wildlife exhibits.  The Refuge has

Mall of America credit: Destination Bloomington

Mall of America
credit: Destination Bloomington

miles of trails for hiking, biking and cross-country skiing.

Normandale Japanese Gardens

Normandale Community College’s Japanese Garden is a two-acre oasis. The beauty and serenity of the garden make it ideal for contemplation and renewal of the spirit.

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