Bloomington, MN offers some amazing attractions that the young and the old will enjoy. Families are attracted to this city due to the amazing things it has to offer. It’s a beautiful thriving city and there are some wonderful things to enjoy.
You can find plenty of shopping in over 520 stores at the Mall of America alone while kids will love the animals at the Minnesota Zoo and a game in Minneapolis-St. Paul. Here is a look at some of the top attractions in the area.
Minnesota Children’s Museum – 10 West Seventh Street, Saint Paul
The Minnesota Children’s Museum is the perfect place for kids under the age of 7. It’s a place to explore creativity, child development, play and has many interactive learning activities.
Minnesota Zoo – 13000 Zoo Blvd, Apple Valley
You can’t beat a day at the zoo. The Minnesota Zoo features everything from tropical reptiles to southern stingrays and snowy owls to armadillos. Check out the sea otters, the sheep, the snow monkeys, the sharks and the bears. Guests especially love the wolves, the tigers and Discovery Bay featuring sea turtles.
Barbie the Dreamhouse Experience – 302 South Avenue, Bloomington
Head over to the Mall of America for a day of shopping and when you make it to the 3rd Floor Southeast Court, check out the Barbie Dreamhouse Experience. They bring the Barbie Dreamhouse to life with fun interactivity and exhibits. You’ll have access to fashion runway and get a glamorous beauty makeover.
Normandale Japanese Garden – 9700 France Avenue South, Bloomington
Step into Japan from home at the Normandale Japanese Garden. It’s a two-acre oasis that offers a serene experience just like the gardens of Japan are designed.
Minnehaha Falls Park – 4801 Minnehaha Avenue South, Minneapolis
A must see experience in Minneapolis is the Minnehaha Falls Park. It’s one of the oldest and most popular parks featuring a 53-foot waterfall, limestone bluffs and river overlooks.
This short list doesn’t cover all of the great attractions in the area. Be sure to check out other favorites like the Minnesota History Center, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Mill City Museum, Guthrie Theater and so much more!