Quality Inn & Suites Mall of America - MSP Airport
814 East American Boulevard
Bloomington, MN 55420
Phone: (952) 854-5558
Fax: (952) 854-4623
814 East American Boulevard, Bloomington, MN, US, 55420
- Phone: (952) 854-5558
- Fax: (952) 854-4623
This indoor water park provides visitors with some thrilling rides. Surf, swim, or slide: you're bound to have a good time.
This seven acre indoor theme park features over thirty rides, attractions, shops, and restaurants that are surrounded by picturesque streams, fountains, ponds, trees, and plants.
Get up close and personal with aquatic life at this aquarium. They also offer birthday parties and overnight stays for those who want a unique experience.
The mega mall's largest entertainment attraction is also the biggest indoor theme park in the United States. This seven-acre complex, formerly Camp Snoopy, is loaded with more than two-dozen rides, arcade and carnival games, appealing to kids of all ages. Thrills can be had on the Ripsaw Roller Coaster, Log Chute or the Mighty Axe. A one-of-a-kind spinning roller coaster, the Timberland Twister, is the newest thrill ride. Tamer rides include the Screaming Yellow Eagle and a sky-scraping Ferris wheel. For the younger kids, there is a kiddie roller coaster, carousel, mini trucks and a train ride.
Nestled on the southern edge of the Twin Cities is one of the few urban wildlife refuges in the country. It offers visitors a rare chance to see natural habitat without venturing far from the city. The 8,000-acre reserve runs along the banks of the Minnesota River. The visitors center provides spectacular views of the river valley. There are a number of hiking and biking trails, prime bird watching spots overlooking the valley and picnic grounds that crisscross the Refuge. Admission to the visitor center and the reserve is free.
Entirely indoors, the park boasts a bubbling brook surrounded by trees and seasonal flowering plants along paved paths perfect for a leisurely stroll. For a more athletic endeavor, Edinborough contains a running track, a small health club with all the up-to-date workout apparatus, swimming pool and a children's playground. There is even an ice skating rink for those who still want to partake in a winter sport, but enjoy climate control.
A great place to hike, bike, ski, fish, canoe or just take in nature, Fort Snelling State Park offers a wealth of outdoor activities. Filled with trails that link Minnehaha Park and the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, other attractions here include Gun Club Lake, Snelling Lake, and Pike Island, which sits at the convergence of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers. The park also hosts numerous events, and one popular trail leads hikers to the historic Fort Snelling. A day-use only park, visitors should consider beginning their visit with a trip to the Thomas C. Savage Visitor Center.
Lake Nokomis is the southernmost of the lakes in the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes. Connected to the other lakes via Minnehaha Creek, this popular scenic lake boasts a busy beach, comfortable picnic area and great urban fishing. Like the other lakes, Nokomis has its share of sailboats and canoes dotting the water. The 2.7 miles of paved paths invite walkers, joggers, bikers and inline skaters to leisurely travel its boundary. This lake seems to be especially popular with the high school crowd, perhaps due to its proximity to many family-populated neighborhoods.
St.John's Lutheran Church, founded in 1883, is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America(ELCA). The mission of the church is to build and nurture a community of trust and faith. A visit to this solemn church takes you into a new realm away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. A division of the church, St.John's Child Care Center is engaged in servicing the child-care and educational needs of children. One of the many things that the church is involved in is Chi Rho. It is a camp undertaken to provide a stable, safe and comfortable environment to the youth by enhancing their cultural and academic skills.
This two-acre strolling garden features a pond, a lagoon, bridges, hand-carved lanterns, islands, a waterfall, and carefully manicured trees and shrubs that are maintained in an authentic Japanese traditional style.
Located in Minnehaha Park, the Stevens House is the first permanent settler's dwelling within the original city of Minneapolis. Considered the birthplace of Minneapolis, history shows that meetings at this house lead to the naming of Minneapolis and the organization of Hennepin County. The Junior League of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board have restored it to its original 1849 appearance. Today the house functions as an interpretive museum, with exhibits, a parlor with furnishings from the era and video presentations. Guides dressed in period clothing describe the significance of the dwelling and the Stevens family. Children and adults can experience a number of educational activities centered on the founding of the city of Minneapolis. Group tours by appointment can be arranged.
Formerly known as Fort St. Anthony, Historic Fort Snelling is a strong and formidable military fortification located within the Fort Snelling State Park. This structure not only marked the confluence of two rivers Minnesota and Mississippi, but it represents the melange of different cultures on either sides. The costumed guides will direct you through the history of the fort, right from the days of its construction to the lives of the slaves and soldiers, who were a part of this fort. Currently, it is managed and maintained by the Minnesota Historical Society. Get a glimpse of American history and experience the life of the bygone era at the Historic Fort Snelling.