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Executive Center Located on Level 4 East, the Executive Center is 2, square feet with four separate meeting spaces: Parkview Meeting and Event Center Parkview is a 4, square foot private event space that overlooks Nickelodeon Universe. Home of Mall of America, over 40 unique hotels, tax-free shopping, delicious dining, and fun-filled attractions!
See why Bloomington is simply central to all the excitement. FlyOver America at Mall of America is a flight simulation ride that takes visitors on a breathtaking, aerial tour of landmarks across the United States in virtual flight technology. Feel the wind, mist and even scents representing the destinations. The Escape Game at Mall of America provides sophisticated, high-level games that challenge even the most hardcore gamers.
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Free shuttle service available to airport and Mall of America. The one stop entertainment shop. Those creatures that are fed daily can bulldoze though more than pounds. There is no sales tax on clothing in Minnesota!! Mall of America is getting bigger Mall of America is always growing. Hold an event at Mall of America Mall of America's unique meeting facilities accommodate groups of You're going to need a good nights sleep. The mall is organized into four different zones, each of those zones had its own decorative style until a series of renovations from to led to a unified and more luxurious style, as well as to coincide with the mall's first major expansion.
Despite Minnesota's cold winters, only the mall's entrances and some below ground areas are heated. Heat is allowed in through skylights above the central amusement park area. The majority of the heat is produced by lighting fixtures, other electric devices, and people in the mall.
Two nearly identical seven-story parking ramps on the east and west sides of the mall provide 12, parking spaces. Overflow parking north of the building provides an additional 1,—1, spaces, and 1, spaces are provided by IKEA.
Level Three has two food courts with more than 20 fast food and full service restaurants, mini-golf, shopping, and Crayola Experience. During its run as an all-encompassing entertainment and retail venue, certain aspects, particularly its bars, have come under scrutiny. In early a Mardi Gras-themed bar, Fat Tuesday, shut its doors due to indecent exposure and alcohol-related offenses. The Theatres at Mall of America Initially run by General Cinemas , bought out then rebranded by AMC Theatres ,  and eventually operated by mall management occupied the south side of the fourth floor through December , when it closed permanently.
Nickelodeon Universe is an indoor theme park in the center of the mall. The park features roller coasters , among numerous other rides and attractions, and is the largest indoor theme park in the United States.
Unlike many indoor amusement parks, Nickelodeon Universe has a great deal of natural foliage in and about the park, and its floor has a wide variance in height — the highest ground level in the park is 15 feet 4. The latter attraction bills itself as a "rather peculiar" ride. It also has a miniature golfing section called Moose Mountain. This miniature golf course features eighteen holes and a relatively fast astroturf surface. In the lower level of the eastern parking ramp is the Mall of America Transit Station , the busiest transit hub in Minnesota with services to and from many destinations in the Minneapolis — St.
The Transit Station contains two stops on the Metro Transit network: Both agencies also operate many local bus services to the Transit Station, and many area hotels along with the Mystic Lake Casino offer free shuttles to their establishments.
The mall is not a park and ride facility, and overnight parking is banned to prevent passengers taking the train to the airport. Commuters are required to use the nearby 28th Avenue Station 's parking ramp. The Mall of America Transit Station is undergoing a study to increase efficiency and capacities, and to provide a better experience for its users.
The Mall of America's security program is unique and in many ways the first of its kind. Michael Rozin, who used to be employed as the mall's Special Operations Security Captain, developed and implemented a behavior detection unit specifically focused on mitigating the threat of terrorism and enhancing counter-terrorism capabilities. The objective is to focus on suspicious indicators in three categories: People, vehicles and unattended items like backpacks, shopping bags, suitcases.
In , it was noted that mall security officials were instructed to question or detain individuals exhibiting what they deemed "suspicious behavior". Signs of suspicious behavior included photographing air-conditioning ducts, or signs that a shopper was hiding something. Organizers of the dance, Patricia Shepard and Reyna Crow from Duluth were arrested on site for trespassing.
In February , the Al-Shabaab militant group also released a propaganda video calling for attacks on the Mall of America and other Western shopping centers. On December 21, , thousands of protesters attended an unauthorized demonstration organized by Black Lives Matter in the mall's rotunda.
The demonstration was in response to the Michael Brown fatal shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, and the then recent jury decision not to prosecute the white officer in that case, as well as the death of Eric Garner of New York.
In response to the demonstration, the Mall of America closed the areas of the mall around the rotunda. In response to these charges, demonstrators have called for a boycott of the mall. Plans for another Black Lives Matter demonstration at the Mall of America on December 23, prompted mall officials to file a restraining order against the movement's activists.
The lawsuit additionally asked that the court jail Black Lives Matter activists unless they publicly announce that the demonstration is cancelled on their social media accounts.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota called the mall's lawsuit an "improper prior restraint on speech" and an unconstitutional overreach. The band organ , formerly at the carousel entrance. Another shot of Camp Snoopy from a different angle.
The Kite-Eating Tree ride is shown in this picture. This has since closed. A few of the unique sports-themed stores throughout the mall. The legendary mural imitating Seurat ; formerly near the food court. The Mall of America was used as a filming location for various movies and television shows,  including:. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Shopping mall in Bloomington, Minnesota, United States. Not to be confused with Mall of the Americas. Mall of America Metro Transit station.
The Harmon Killebrew chair. The Lego "Imagination Center", the longest-standing Mall attraction. Retrieved December 20, Archived from the original on July 31, Some images of the Mall of America since its opening in ".
Since opening its doors in , Mall of America® has revolutionized the shopping experience and become a leader in retail, entertainment and attractions. Mall of America is one of the top tourist destinations in the country as well as one of the most recognizable brands. Mall of America® is more than a shopping mall near the Twin Cities. It’s over shops full of tax-free shopping and 50 restaurants full of delicious food. It’s Nickelodeon Universe®, SEA LIFE® Minnesota Aquarium, FlyOver America, Crayola Experience, and more – all under one roof. The Mall of America (commonly, locally known as "MOA") is a shopping mall located in Bloomington, Minnesota, United States (a suburb of the Twin Cities). It lies southeast of the junction of Interstate and Minnesota State Highway 77, north of the Minnesota River, and across the Interstate from the Minneapolis–St. Paul International.