The largest shopping and entertainment complex in the country, Mall of America always has something new to impress first-time guests and frequent visitors alike. New stores, special exhibits and on-site hotels are among the many highlights the mall has in store this year.
Moms, kids and everyone in between will find new stores to suit their needs. For fashionistas, BCBGMaxazria and Kate Spade are among the newcomers. Fjallraven specializes in Swedish-inspired outdoor adventure gear, and House of Samsonite features high-quality luggage and travel accessories. The North Face is opening soon.
Get some food with your merchandise at the new Burger Burger, Cantina Laredo, Piada or Zia, all opening soon.
Opened in spring 2013, Radisson Blu was the first hotel attached to the mall via skyway and features 500 fashion-inspired rooms, a fitness center, indoor pool and on-site restaurant. Opening in late 2015, the JW Marriott will have 342 rooms, a full-service restaurant and bar, fitness center, pool, and direct access to the mall.
Special events & exhibits
A trio of expansive exhibits welcome visitors to the mall's third floor. "Barbie The Dreamhouse Experience" is a life-size version of the iconic doll's house, complete with pink elevators and a closet to be envied. Next door, "CSI: The Experience" invites guests to solve mysteries using re-created crime scenes and state-of-the-art crime labs. The newest addition, "Star Trek: The Exhibition," features a massive collection of sets, costumes and other memorabilia from the popular TV and movie franchise.
Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium recently expanded to include Stingray Adventure, which features a 15,000-gallon Ray Pool with stingrays that guests can touch and feed.
For a high-flying adventure, visit the Barnacle Blast Zip Line inside Nickelodeon Universe—the longest indoor zip line in North America. The new Bubble Guppies Guppy Bubbler is a hit with the little ones, and a nightly light show provides fun for all ages.
Year-round, the mall hosts daily events and celebrity appearances, including book signings, live performances, charity drives and Toddler Tuesdays. Check the event calendar for the upcoming schedule.
The mall also recently introduced free Wi-Fi throughout the complex, and has expanded its valet parking.