I just got back from a working vacation, and I had a lovely time. My kids and I went to Minneapolis, MN for the Loring Park Art Festival and decided to spend a few extra days at The Mall Of America.
If you are a shopper like me, this is the place to be! What a fun few days! The mall is one of the largest in the US and has 4 floors. 3 of those floors are shopping and restaurants, while the 4th has a movie theatre and more restaurants. The mall has an amusement park in the center, an underground aquarium, and a miniature golf course. Fun for the kids as well as the adults!
The first day was the day to look around and shop. We went to stores like Best Buy, Marshalls, Barnes and Nobles, and a bead store that are not your typical fare for indoor malls. We found all of our back to school clothes all in one place, and all on sale, too!
The food is plentiful and varied. It has 2 full food courts along with a multitude of restaurants. Some of them are Rainforest Cafe, Bubba Gump's Shrimp Co., Famous Dave's BBQ, and Ruby Tuedays to name just a few. We enjoyed going more casual with Long John Silvers, ourselves.
The second day was the fun day, and the kids loved it! We bought all you could ride wrist bands and rode rides for the whole day. The park is amazing when you think that it is indoors and has a 4 story limit. It has 3 roller coasters, bumper cars, the log ride, swings, and so many more. It was fun for young and old. And the best thing was the lines weren't all that long! I think the longest that we waited was 10 minutes! The park stayed open til 10pm so we had plenty of time to do all we wanted.
This was the funnest mall that we have ever been to! Even my 16 year old son enjoyed going and had no lack of good things to say!
If you are ever in the Minnesota area I highly recommend taking a trip to The Mall Of America!