A marquee Minnesota destination
The Mall of America in the Minneapolis/St. Paul became a tourism magnet in Minnesota since it opened in 1992. First in the industry to mix retail and entertainment, the Mall of America has become the model for combining signature retail with entertainment attractions, and is now one of the most visited destinations in the United States.
Stunning shopping statistics
If you spent a mere 10 minutes in every store, it would take you more than 86 hours to complete your visit. More than 5,000 couples have been married at the Mall of America since 1992. The Mall of America is located on the former Metropolitan Sports Stadium, former home of the Minnesota Vikings and Twins. Home plate can be found in Nickelodeon Universe®. From planes, trains, and cross-country road trips, Mall of America has become a destination for everything from family vacations, weekend getaways and even honeymoons.
Ideal for window shopping and weddings
Tourists from Canada, England, Sweden, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Latin America, France, Germany and other countries throughout the world come to Mall of America to take in the sights and capitalize on not having to pay sales tax on clothing. Once known mainly as a vacation destination for outdoor activities, tourists now flock to Minnesota for shopping. In fact, tourism accounts for four out of every 10 visits to the mall. Each year there are 40 million visitors to the Mall of America, which is more than the combined populations of North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa…and even Canada! The mall now generates nearly $2 billion each year in economic impact for the state, and is one of Minnesota’s most popular tourist destinations.
Plenty here to buy, eat and ride:
Other than its 520+ indoor retail stores, Mall of America boasts of 50 restaurants, three major department stores (Macy’s, Nordstrom, Sears), major attractions such as the nickelodeon Universe theme park with its 24 amusement rides, movie theaters, Sea Life Aquarium, Adventure Golf, Sky Deck Sports Grille and Lanes, and so much more. With more than 50 hotels within 10 minutes or less, there’s no problem finding a place to stay. MSP International airport also offers courtesy shuttles to and from the Mall of America. Visit this page for directions on how to the Mall of America by car, or click to buy a bus ticket to it on Jefferson Lines.
Hours are Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Of course, holidays are special times of year and offer expanded hours. For a free visitor’s kit, visitor’s guide, group travel planner and more see visit this Mall of America visitor information page.
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We hope this has been helpful in connecting you to the Mall of America, or frankly any place in the Midwest, from southern Texas to northern Minnesota. Get started on your next adventure by buying your next bus ticket now. And thanks again for riding Jefferson Lines! We hope you have a fantastic day, no matter where your journey takes you.