I will be in the area. Is the Mall of America worth a day's visit?
Any info and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Happy 4th of July to all.
If you are really not into shopping, you could see it in a few hrs
There are basically three rings of shops on three levels, and amusement park in the middle, aquarium in the basement, movie theatre on the 4th floor, and four main anchor stores in the corner.
We love stopping to visit Mall of America. But, it's a shopping center. If you want the experience, you can do that in an hour or two. In my opinion, it's worth seeing it but I'm not sure I would recommend a full day unless you really want to shop.
I would agree with the basic premise of the other posters...if you are a shopper, than it is worth seeing for the shopping and other activities at the mall (and I say that as someone who is not a shopper).
If you are a casual shopper, then perhaps spend part of a day at the MOA? You could then consider other activities in Minneapolis. Downtown Minneapolis and MOA are accessible by a reasonably easy to use Light Rail Transit system, which will get you from MOA to downtown in about 30-40 minutes. From downtown there are other various activities to spend time exploring. These activities (and others) can be easily checked out by going to www.minneapolis.org than my listing on this forum. Even from downtown Minneapolis, taxi rides should not be terribly expensive if there is an activity you want to explore not right within downtown.
Minneapolis and St. Paul are interesting cities worth a visit (at least in the summer, winter is another story). Decide your level of shopping interest and go from there...
I would say that if you want to check out the MOA, then it's maybe an hour or 2 tops. If you want to shop, there are a lot more places to do that within driving distance. The area in the Northeast metro comes to mind, Plymouth/Maple Grove has some great stores, and leading up to the Albertville outlet mall. You can't go wrong in Minnesota with no sales tax on clothing.
Sorry, I meant Northwest in my response.
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