The 10 Best Things to Do in Bloomington, United States

January 17, 2018 Randal Brittian

Bloomington is the fifth largest city, as of 2016 estimates, in the U.S. state of Minnesota. It is located in Hennepin County on the north bank of the Minnesota River, above its confluence with the Mississippi River. Bloomington lies 10 miles (16 km) south of downtown Minneapolis. As of the 2010 census the city's population was 82,893, and in 2016 the estimated population was 85,319.
Restaurants in Bloomington

1. Mall of America

60 E Broadway, Level 2, Bloomington, MN 55425-5510 +1 952-883-8800
Excellent
53%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

Mall of America

Mall of America(R) is one of the top tourist destinations in the country! The Mall welcomes more than 40 million visitors a year from across the country and around the world to enjoy over 520 retail and specialty stores including Nordstrom and Macy's. Experience unique dining and entertainment at over 50 restaurants plus enjoy leading attractions like the nation's largest indoor theme park, Nickelodeon Universe(R) indoor theme park, SEA LIFE(R) Aquarium, LEGO(R), A.C.E.S. Flight Simulator, Moose Mountain Adventure Golf and more! By hosting more than 400 events each year, the Mall has become the place where fans can meet and greet their favorite celebrities or take part in interactive, one-of-a-kind events.

Reviewed By scooterpieMinnesota - Owatonna, Minnesota

And do some shopping! Wasn’t extremely busy but enough people for a Tuesday. Lots of people must go there to just walk. We walked every level. Was nice. Lots of different stores to suit everyone no matter what age. Good place for food too. Anything and everything.

2. Minnesota Zoo

13000 Zoo Blvd, Apple Valley, MN 55124-8199 +1 952-432-9000
Excellent
58%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 703 reviews

Minnesota Zoo

Reviewed By Scott M

The Minnesota zoo is in Apple Valley Minnesota which is roughly 15 minutes from Minneapolis our family has been there three times and we still enjoy ever visit. The zoo has a marine section where you can touch nurse sharks and stingrays and is very much an experience for the kids for sure. The dolphins show is free and the trainers are very good at putting on a show.
The polar bears have a fun with the guests last time we were there the polar bear was tossing a ball to the kids
There is camel rides at the zoo as well and is free no extras, they have a few areas in the zoo that are good for kids to play and they have gym equipment there too
The entry fee is rather heap considering the size of the zoo I have been to smaller zoos and paid more

3. Centennial Lakes Park

7499 France Ave S, Edina, MN 55435-4702 +1 952-832-6789
Excellent
74%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 150 reviews

Centennial Lakes Park

One of the town's crown jewels features an 18-hole putting course, an ampitheater and an ice skating rink.

Reviewed By Jennifer W - East Peoria, United States

We met a professional photographer here and had a wonderful assortment of places to have our family photos taken. The kids enjoyed running up and down and over the bridges, which seemed to be a popular thing to do. Although busy, we were still able to get pictures of without others in the background because of the way things are laid out. It appeared to be a lovely place to destress, paddle boat, play golf,

4. Nickelodeon Universe

5000 Center Ct, Mall of America, Bloomington, MN 55425-5505 +1 952-883-8600
Excellent
56%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Nickelodeon Universe

Reviewed By ColleenJ98 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Recently visited here with my 11 and 13 yr old kids. We purposely waited until after 5pm to buy the twilight wristbands. At first I thought they were very overpriced but after spending about 2.5 hours I felt we got our money’s worth.

The rides were much better than I thought they would be for an indoor theme park. We would have stayed longer but we were tired from walking around the mall.

Definitely recommend going on a Wednesday night as it wasn’t very crowded. Longest wait we had was 10-15 minutes.

5. Wood Lake Nature Center

6710 Lake Shore Dr S, Richfield, MN 55423-2206 +1 612-861-9365
Excellent
74%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 30 reviews

Wood Lake Nature Center

Reviewed By Ogutarts - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Couldn't believe that such a great nature park could be tucked away right in the middle of the city. One of many in the Twin Cities area, but my favourite by far. Dozens of different birds and animals species to spot and just a great place for relaxing low key walk.

6. Twin Cities Premium Outlets

3965 Eagan Outlets Pkwy, Eagan, MN 55122-4417 +1 612-444-8850
Excellent
44%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 183 reviews

Twin Cities Premium Outlets

Find an exciting collection of over 100 outlet stores from the world's leading designers and name brands. Offering savings of 25% to 65% every day. Including: Coach, Nike Factory Store, Under Armour, Saks 5th Ave OFF 5TH, Lucky Brand, The Express Outlet, Armani Outlet, and much more.

Reviewed By The_Bohemian - Maplewood, MN

The Samsonite store featured deeply discounted artificially high prices on lower-end Samsonite products. A "better" 25" bag is arbitrarily priced at $300 then discounted 50% to $150 while a similar or better Samsonite product can be bought elsewhere for about $100. That and the disinterested staff made for a disappointing experience.

The Levis store does not carry pant sizes with a waist bigger than 40. The Crocs store had a good clearance sale.

7. Missing Pieces Escape Games

5233 Edina Industrial Blvd, Edina, MN 55439-2910 +1 952-658-8974
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 54 reviews

Missing Pieces Escape Games

Missing Pieces Escape Games combines mystery, storytelling and strategy to put you at the center of real-life challenges. Players must work together to discover secrets, unravel riddles and piece together puzzles as the main characters in every game. Our escape games feature immersive environments with clues that will keep you guessing as you uncover the answers.

Reviewed By Epidoc96 - Apple Valley, Minnesota

My teenagers and I (three of us) completed the Ruin Raiders escape room with time to spare, and had a blast doing it. The puzzles were well-constructed -- just difficult enough that you had to work at them a little bit, but not so difficult...MoreThank you so much for the wonderful review! I'm glad the three of you enjoyed Ruin Raiders, it was great chatting with you about your experience afterwards! We hope to see you again soon!

8. Lego Imagination Center

164 S Avenue, Mall of America, Bloomington, MN 55425-5525 +1 952-858-8949
Excellent
57%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 780 reviews

Lego Imagination Center

Six thousand square feet of Lego models in the Mall of America.

Reviewed By jarrodpeterson - Maple Grove, Minnesota

Incredible lego experience for lego lovers of all types! Love coming here with kids and watching their imagination at play!

9. Edinborough Park

7700 York Ave S, Edina, MN 55435-5236 +1 952-833-9540
Excellent
45%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 77 reviews

Edinborough Park

Reviewed By EngelkingCGMN - Cottage Grove, Minnesota

This is a very, very popular park. This means that it can be very busy. And, once the kids go into the play structure there is no supervision. And, at least on the day we were there the kids were playing rough.

10. Twin Cities Escape Rooms

12245 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN 55337-1650 +1 952-595-5180
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 22 reviews

Twin Cities Escape Rooms

Twin Cities Escape Rooms features several fun, immersive adventure and puzzle games. Player teams are challenged to escape themed settings filled with riddles, searches, interesting locks, and interactive game elements. Following storylines created to intrigue, teams have one hour to solve the room; escape is thrilling and designed for (safe!) adrenaline rushes!

Reviewed By Jeanine H - Minnesota

This was our first attempt at an escape room. It was challenging but doable. We needed clues but we were able to complete our room. A good time had by all.We're so glad you gave us a try - and hope you'll come back for more! Thanks for your business and your review.

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