Recently, I went to see my son Domer in The Land of the North, and we took a little day jaunt to “one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world.”
Can you guess what that was?
With more than 500 stores, 50 restaurants, and four levels to browse, why it could only be the Mall of America®, located just minutes from Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN.
Now Domer wasn’t particularly interested in making a purchase, but I was armed with a list. Why not? There’s no sales tax on clothing or shoes up there, and I figured I’d save a bundle!
Anchored by Macy’s, Sears, and Nordstrom’s, this mall is ginormous. If you can’t find “it” here, it probably isn’t being made.
From accessories and apparel to books and computers, from cosmetics to shoes and toys, the Mall of America® is a paradise for the avid shopper. Why, it would take days to even scratch the surface of what’s inside.
There’s an 18-hole mini-golf course with a North Woods feel, a 1.3-million gallon aquarium, and a place where you can try flight simulators just like military pilots use.
And for the young and young-at-heart, Nickelodeon® has a theme park, featuring SEVEN ACRES of attractions, including 27 rides!
Not so long ago, Domer would have insisted we visit the Lego® Store:
We didn’t go in this time, but we were amazed at the size of these brick creations. The helicopter and the tiger were so lifelike!
And neither Domer nor I are big roller coaster aficionados, but it sounded like lots of somebodies were enjoying this one:
If you get hungry — and who doesn’t when shopping? — there’s everything you could want, from fast food to fine dining. A place called the Rainforest Cafe seemed to be the “in” spot, but being in kind of a hurry, we chose elsewhere.
Sadly, the only thing I took away from our visit was a screaming headache. Domer, on the other hand, at least scored some shoes.
If you’re in the area, check it out!
*I’m not being paid to write this, okay? I just wanted to share some observations of our trip.