Mall of America

Mall of America entrance

Mall of America is a 2.5 million sq ft super-regional shopping mall located in Bloomington, Minnesota.

Opened in 1992, the Mall of America is the second-largest shopping mall in the United States, and has the largest leasable retail space. Over 520 stores fill four levels. At the four corners of the mall's rectangular shape are 4 anchor stores, and in the center is Nickelodeon Universe (an indoor amusement park). Two nearly identical seven story parking ramps on east and west sides provide 12,550 parking spaces. Parking lots on the north and south of the building, along with nearby overflow parking, bring the total number of spaces up to approximately 20,000.

On May 18, 2008, the Minnesota State Legislature passed a bill granting the city of Bloomington the right to raise property and sales taxes to pay for a "Phase II" expansion of the Mall of America that is expected to double the mall's size. The expansion will connect the MoA with an IKEA store to the north property, as well as add on to the existing mall. MoA's "Phase II" may include a Bass Pro Shops, Great Wolf Resorts, Kimpton Hotel, an NHL-sized arean for hockey and skating, and two upscale department stores.

Anchors Edit

Junior AnchorsEdit

  • Barnes & Noble Booksellers
  • Best Buy
  • DSW Shoe Warehouse
  • Marshall's

Former AnchorsEdit

  • Bloomingdale's (210,000 sq ft) Now Forever 21

Major Attractions Edit

  • A.C.E.S. Flight Simulation
  • LEGO Imagination Center
  • Moose Mountain Adventure Golf
  • Nickelodeon Universe (292,000 sq ft)
  • Underwater Adventures Aquarium (43,886 sq ft)
Underwater Adventures Aquarium

Underwater Adventures Aquarium

Restaurants Edit

  • American Girl Bistro
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
  • Benihana
  • Burger Burger
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Cantina #1
  • Cantina Laredo
  • Chipotle
  • Crave
  • Cowboy Jack's
  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • Hooters
  • Johnny Rockets
  • Noodles & Company
  • R Burger Bar / Rick Bronson's House of Comedy
  • Rainforest Cafe
  • Tiger Sushi
  • Tony Roma's
  • Twin City Grill

External Links Edit

Mall of America Official Website