Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau
Bloomington is home of Mall of America®, located adjacent to Minneapolis/Saint Paul International Airport, and minutes from downtown Minneapolis and Saint 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, and downtown Minneapolis and Saint Paul. And, with over 40 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 520+ shops, is a major attraction for anyone visiting Minnesota. There's no sales tax on clothing and shoes at the Mall, and the stores include familiar names such as Banana Republic, GAP, and Nike as well as the likes of Hollister, Victoria’s Secret, and many, many more.
There’s also an indoor theme park, an aquarium, cinemas, and a huge variety of regular events. 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 in a wildlife refuge or an energizing day filled with attraction hopping, Bloomington has you covered!
Bloomington’s most surprising feature 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.