Things to do in Bloomington, Minnesota (MN): The Best Nature & Parks

May 17, 2022 Marianna Hollaway

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. Hyland Lake Park Reserve

10145 Bush Lake Rd, Bloomington, MN 55438-2164 +1 763-694-7687 http://www.bloomingtonmn.gov/parks/bush-lake-beach
Excellent
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5.0 based on 82 reviews

Hyland Lake Park Reserve

2. Moir Park

10320 Morgan Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55431
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5.0 based on 2 reviews

Moir Park

3. Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge

3815 American Blvd E, Bloomington, MN 55425-1600 +1 952-854-5900 http://www.fws.gov/midwest/minnesotavalley/
Excellent
56%
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4.5 based on 147 reviews

Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge

Reviewed By fistfullofgold - Chanhassen, United States

Plenty of trails and hiking area allows for long hikes and opportunities to let you dog run off leash. I went during the week so was able to avoid many other people/dogs. Well maintained walking trails and hiking paths along with plenty of parking.

4. Normandale Japanese Garden

9700 France Ave S Normandale Community College, Bloomington, MN 55431-4309 +1 952-487-8145 http://www.normandale.edu/community/japanese-garden
Excellent
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4.5 based on 74 reviews

Normandale Japanese Garden

5. Hyland Ski and Snowboard Area

8800 Chalet Rd, Bloomington, MN 55438-1209 +1 763-694-7800 [email protected] http://www.threeriversparks.org/parks/hyland-lake-park/hyland-ski-and-snowboard-area.aspx
Excellent
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4.0 based on 35 reviews

Hyland Ski and Snowboard Area

Located within the 1,000-acre Hyland Park Reserve, this recreational area attracts downhill and snowboard ski enthusiasts.

6. SEA LIFE at Mall of America

120 E Broadway East Entrance, Level One, Bloomington, MN 55425-5511 +1 952-853-0612 [email protected] http://www.visitsealife.com/minnesota
Excellent
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4.0 based on 1,736 reviews

SEA LIFE at Mall of America

Discover thousands of sea creatures in SEA LIFE Aquarium at Mall of America and touch real sea creatures! Explore the world famous 300-foot long tunnel exhibit where guests come nose-to-nose with sea turtles, sharks, sawfish and more! Purchase the Behind-the-Scenes tour for a more in-depth look at how SEA LIFE cares for its thousands of creatures at the Aquarium. Conveniently located in the Mall of America the Aquarium is within walking distance to hotels, restaurants, stores and the light rail.

Reviewed By Shebeetrollin

The initial line was terrible and made me cranky but worth it after It was an amazing day spent with my teenagers and husband who normally have some kind of internet connection constantly Even my son who swore he didn't want to go do see anything fishy was five again and full of excitement my daughter loved it and my baby who is a shark fanatic was thrilled by every attraction the rain forest attraction was amazing the tunnel A++++++ and the color change jelly fish and other small tanks impressive and the sting ray pool was my favorite part minus getting my teenagers out of internet and spending time with us because it was cool enough to put all electronics away without being ask

7. Long Meadow Lake Trail

3815 American Blvd E Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Bloomington, MN 55425-1659 +1 952-854-5900 http://www.fws.gov/uploadedFiles/Long%20Meadow%20Lake%20Trail%20Map.pdf#ccc
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5.0 based on 2 reviews

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