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 an on-site hotel 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. Local toy retailer Creative Kidstuff is among the newcomers, as well as Peek Kids clothing. Athletes can check out the goods at Under Armour and Calvin Klien Performance. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy Minnesota's first L.L. Bean store.
Get some food with your merchandise at the new Hard Rock Cafe, which features a large interactive touchscreen for guests to explore Hard Rock's extensive memorabilia collection.
Radisson Blu hotel
Opened in spring 2013, Radisson Blu is the only hotel attached to the mall via skyway and features 500 fashion-inspired rooms, a fitness center, indoor pool and on-site restaurant. Ask about specials like the Girlfriend Getaway Package, which includes welcome martinis and package delivery from the mall to your room, and the American Girl Package, complete with a doll-size travel bed to take home.
Special events & exhibits
A trio of expansive exhibits have opened on 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.
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 plans to offer free Wi-Fi throughout the complex by the holidays.