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ARTS & CULTUREPHOTOS (clockwise from left): The Cowles Center; Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Mary Poppins, HennepinTheatre District; Guthrie Theatre BACKGROUND: Spoonbridge & Cherry, Walker Sculpture GardenSPREAD PHOTO COURTESY OF MEET MINNEAPOLIS; INSETPHOTOS (CLOCKWISE): 2011 © MICHAL DANIEL; © PHILIPPROWSE; JOAN MARCUS; © MARK VANCELAVE50 mallofamerica.com


ARTS & CULTURECITIES OF Arts & CultureWith 57 museums and 30 theater venues in the metro area surrounding Mall of America ® andBloomington, there’s never a shortage of entertainment. No matter where you go, there’salways something for visitors to enjoy. At Mall of America, laugh with the performers atRick Bronson’s House of Comedy, watch a movie at Theatres at Mall of America or engagewith speakers, musicians and authors in the Rotunda’s series of events. Nearby, the Bloomington ArtCenter features professional work from local artists. And that’s just the start. For more, enjoy top regionaltheaters like the Guthrie Theater and Children’s Theatre Company or Broadway tour stages such as theOrpheum Theatre and Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. Learn about the area’s history at FortSnelling or enjoy exhibits at favorite museums such as Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Science Museum ofMinnesota or Minnesota History Center. We’ll entertain you every day of the year.bloomingtonmn.org 51


ARTS & CULTURESCIENCE MUSEUM OF MINNESOTAARTBLOOMINGTON THEATRE AND ART CENTER1800 W. Old Shakopee RoadBloomington 55431952-563-8587, btacmn.orgDANCEBALLET MINNESOTA249 E. Fourth Street, St. Paul 55101651-222-7919, balletminnesota.orgCOWLES CENTER FOR DANCEAND THE PERFORMING ARTS528 Hennepin AvenueMinneapolis 55403612-206-3636, thecowlescenter.orgJAMES SEWELL BALLET528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 205Minneapolis 55403612-672-0480, jsballet.orgMINNESOTA DANCE THEATRE528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 6Minneapolis 55403612-338-0627, mndance.orgCLASSICAL MUSICMINNESOTA ORCHESTRAOrchestra Hall1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis 55403For 2012-2013 Season (during renovations):Minneapolis Convention Center1301 Second Avenue S., Minneapolis 55403612-371-5656, minnesotaorchestra.orgTHE SAINT PAUL CHAMBER ORCHESTRAOrdway Center for the Performing Arts345 Washington Street, St. Paul 55102651-291-1144, thespco.orgWAR HORSE, HENNEPINTHEATRE DISTRICT30With more than30 theater venues,there’s plenty on stagein the Twin Cities.MUSEUMSAMERICAN SWEDISH INSTITUTE2600 Park Avenue S., Minneapolis 55407612-871-4907, americanswedishinst.orgTHE BAKKEN MUSEUM3537 Zenith Avenue S., Minneapolis 55416612-926-3878, thebakken.orgBELL MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY10 Church Street S.E., Minneapolis 55455612-624-7083, bellmuseum.orgANYTHING GOES, ORDWAY CENTERFOR PERFORMING ARTSBLOOMINGTON HISTORICAL MUSEUM10200 Penn Avenue S., Bloomington 55431952-881-4114bloomingtonhistoricalsociety.orgFREDERICK R. WEISMAN ART MUSEUM333 E. River Road, Minneapolis 55455612-625-9494, weisman.umn.eduMILL CITY MUSEUM704 S. Second Street, Minneapolis 55401612-341-7555, millcitymuseum.orgMINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF ARTS2400 Third Avenue S., Minneapolis 55404612-870-3200, artsmia.orgMINNESOTA CHILDREN’S MUSEUM10 W. Seventh Street, St. Paul 55102651-225-6000, mcm.orgMINNESOTA HISTORY CENTER345 Kellogg Boulevard W., St. Paul 55102651-259-3000, mnhs.orgTHE MUSEUM OF RUSSIAN ART5500 Stevens Avenue S., Minneapolis 55419612-821-9045, tmora.orgSCIENCE MUSEUM PHOTO BY TODD BUCHANAN; WAR HORSE PHOTO BY BRINKHOFF/MÖGENBURG; ANYTHING GOES PHOTO © 2011 JOAN MARCUS52 mallofamerica.com


NWA HISTORY CENTRE8101 34th Avenue S., Suite B-747Bloomington 55425952-698-4478, nwahistory.orgSCIENCE MUSUEM OF MINNESOTA& OMNITHEATER120 W. Kellogg Boulevard, St. Paul 55102651-221-9444, smm.orgWALKER ART CENTER &MINNEAPOLIS SCULPTURE GARDEN1750 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis 55403612-375-7600, walkerart.orgTHEATERBRAVE NEW WORKSHOP824 Hennepin Avenue S., Minneapolis 55403612-332-6620, www.bravenewworkshop.orgBURNSVILLE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER12600 Nicollet Avenue S., Burnsville 55337952-895-4685, burnsvillepac.comCHANHASSEN DINNER THEATRES501 W. 78th Street, Chanhassen 55317952-934-1525, chanhassentheatres.comCHILDREN’S THEATRE COMPANY2400 Third Avenue S., Minneapolis 55404612-874-0400, childrenstheatre.orgFITZGERALD THEATER10 E. Exchange Street, St. Paul 55101651-290-1200, fitzgeraldtheater.orgGUTHRIE THEATER818 S. Second Street, Minneapolis 55401612-377-2224, guthrietheater.orgHENNEPIN THEATRE TRUST800-982-2787, hennepintheatretrust.orgNew Century Theatre615 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis 55403Orpheum Theatre910 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis 55403Pantages Theatre710 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis 55403State Theatre805 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis 55402HISTORY THEATRE30 E. 10th Street, St. Paul 55101651-292-4323, historytheatre.comJUNGLE THEATER2951 Lyndale Avenue S., Minneapolis 55408612-822-7063, jungletheater.comMINNESOTA CENTENNIAL SHOWBOAT330 21st Avenue S., Minneapolis 55455612-625-6699, showboat.umn.eduTHE MINNESOTA OPERAOrdway Joy Centerstage345 Washington Street, St. Paul 55102612-333-6669, mnopera.orgMIXED BLOOD THEATRE1501 S. Fourth Street, Minneapolis 55454612-338-6131, mixedblood.comOLD LOG THEATER5185 Meadville Street, Excelsior 55331952-474-5951, oldlog.comORDWAY JOY CENTERSTAGE345 Washington Street, St. Paul 55102651-224-4222, ordway.orgPARK SQUARE THEATRE20 W. Seventh Place, St. Paul 55102651-291-7005, parksquaretheatre.orgPENUMBRA THEATRE270 N. Kent Street, St. Paul 55102651-224-3180, penumbratheatre.orgPLYMOUTH PLAYHOUSE2705 Annapolis Lane N., Plymouth 55441763-353-1073, plymouthplayhouse.comTHE SOUTHERN THEATER1420 Washington Avenue S., Minneapolis 55454612-340-0155, southerntheater.orgTHEATRE IN THE ROUND245 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis 55454612-333-3010, theatreintheround.orgARTS & CULTUREThe Nation’s LargestDinner Theatre IsJust Steps AwayThroughMarch 30Minnesota’s must-see, must-do museum.Located in downtown St. Paul (651) 221-9444 | smm.orgApr 5-Sept 28,OngoingOpens Oct!“The Twin Cities’leadingprofessionalmusical theatre!”—Star Tribune952-934-1525800-362-3515WWW.CHANHASSENDT.COMbloomingtonmn.org 53


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DININGMASU SUSHI PHOTO BY ALLEN BRISSON-SMITH/SIDECARSTUDIOS; TUCCI BENUCCH PHOTO BY TODD BUCHANANPHOTOS (clockwise from top): Tucci Benucch; Twin City Grill; Tiger SushiBACKGROUND: Masu Sushi & Robata at Mall of Americabloomingtonmn.org 57


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ACCOMMODATIONSAccommodationsBloomington is the ideal place to stay because of its central location. Not only is ithome to Mall of America ® , but its just minutes away from Minneapolis and St. Pauland in close proximity to the MSP International Airport. With nearly 40 hotels andmore than 8,200 guest rooms, here you’ll find all the comforts of home. A numberof these accommodations have recently undergone changes, including Staybridge SuitesBloomington, which completed a $2.1 million renovation. The Best Western Plus BloomingtonHotel is now open, featuring 221 guest rooms and a number of in-room amenities. A completeredesign took place at Sofitel Minneapolis, adding new furniture, rugs and décor to the lobby.After completing a $13 million renovation, the DoubleTree by Hilton Bloomington MinneapolisSouth now features luxurious and contemporary guest rooms as well as upgraded functionspace and service. Whether you’re here with the family, on business or on your own,Bloomington is the perfect place to rest your head.64 mallofamerica.com


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ACCOMMODATIONSBest Western PlusBloomington Hotelat Mall of America1901 Killebrew DriveBloomington 55425952-854-8200tiny.cc/bloomhotelsTOTAL # OF ROOMSDISTANCE FROMMOA (MILES)SHUTTLE TO MOASHUTTLE TOAIRPORTSHUTTLETO LIGHT RAILON-SITERESTAURANTCOMP. CONTINENTALBREAKFASTKITCHENETTESINDOOR POOL211 0.01• • • • • • • • • • • •$AVESAUNAWHIRLPOOLLOUNGEFITNESS CENTERPETS ACCEPTEDFREE WI-FIWI-FI COSTSELLS THEBIG TICKETComfort Inn Airport1321 E. 78th StreetBloomington 55425952-854-3400tiny.cc/bloomhotels273 0.75 • • • • • • • • • •EMBASSY SUITESHOTELS ®EMBASSY SUITESHOTELS ®Country Inn & Suitesat Mall of America2221 Killebrew DriveBloomington 55425952-854-5555tiny.cc/bloomhotelsCountry Inn & SuitesBloomington West5120 American Boulevard W.Bloomington 55437952-831-9595tiny.cc/bloomhotelsCourtyard MinneapolisBloomington7800 Bloomington AvenueBloomington 55425952-876-0100tiny.cc/bloomhotelsCrowne Plaza Bloomington5401 Green Valley DriveBloomington 55437952-831-8000tiny.cc/bloomhotelsCrowne Plaza MinneapolisInternational AirportMall of AmericaThree Appletree SquareBloomington 55425952-854-9000tiny.cc/bloomhotelsDays Inn Bloomington West7851 Normandale BoulevardBloomington 55435952-835-7400tiny.cc/bloomhotelsDoubletree By HiltonBloomington MinneapolisSouth7800 Normandale BoulevardBloomington 55439952-835-7800tiny.cc/bloomhotelsEmbassy Suites Bloomington2800 American Boulevard W.Bloomington 55431952-884-4811tiny.cc/bloomhotelsEmbassy Suites MinneapolisAirport South7901 34th Avenue S.Bloomington 55425952-854-1000tiny.cc/bloomhotels234 0• • • • • • • • • •153 5• • • • • • • • • •203 1• • • • • • • • •256 6• • • • • • • • • •430 0.5• • • • • • • • • •(Not InMeetingSpace)144 6• • • • • • •564 7 • • • • • • • • • • $11218 3 • • • • • • • • • $6310 0.5• • • • • • •$10PREVIOUS SPREAD PHOTO BY THINKSTOCK; INSET PHOTOS COURTESY OF BEST WESTERN PLUS BLOOMINGTON; WATER PARK OF AMERICA; RADISSON BLU MALL OF AMERICA66 mallofamerica.com


®www.choicehotels.com/hotel/MN082Complimentary 24-hour shuttle service tothe Airport and Mall of America ® !www.choicehotels.com/hotel/MN015Located on the south side of Interstate 494, just east of12th Avenue. 1/2 mile west of Mall of America ® , and only4 miles away from the MSP Airport.


ACCOMMODATIONSExtended Stay America7956 Lyndale Avenue S.Bloomington 55420952-884-1400tiny.cc/bloomhotelsFairfield Inn & SuitesMinneapolis Bloomington/Mall of America2401 American Boulevard E.Bloomington 55425952-858-8475tiny.cc/bloomhotelsTOTAL # OF ROOMSDISTANCE FROMMOA (MILES)SHUTTLE TO MOA104 3• • •$AVESHUTTLE TOAIRPORTSHUTTLETO LIGHT RAILON-SITERESTAURANTCOMP. CONTINENTALBREAKFASTKITCHENETTESINDOOR POOL132 0.25• • • • • • • • •SAUNAWHIRLPOOLLOUNGEFITNESS CENTERPETS ACCEPTEDFREE WI-FIWI-FI COSTSELLS THEBIG TICKETHampton Inn Bloomington4201 American Boulevard W.Bloomington 55437952-835-6643tiny.cc/bloomhotels135 5• • • • • • • •Hampton Inn & Suites2860 Metro DriveBloomington 55425952-854-7600tiny.cc/bloomhotels146 1• • • • • • • •Hilton Garden Inn MinneapolisBloomington5140 American Boulevard W.Bloomington 55437952-831-1012tiny.cc/bloomhotels108 5.5• • • • • • • • • •MINNEAPOLIS IS MAGNIFIQUESOFITEL MINNEAPOLIS5601 West 78th street • bloomington, mn 55439952 835 1900 • sofitel.minneapolis@sofitel.comWWW.sofitel.com 1 800 sofitel68 mallofamerica.com


Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington Hotel3900 American Boulevard W.Bloomington 55437952-893-9500tiny.cc/bloomhotelsTOTAL # OF ROOMSDISTANCE FROMMOA (MILES)SHUTTLE TO MOA$AVESHUTTLE TOAIRPORTSHUTTLETO LIGHT RAILON-SITERESTAURANTCOMP. CONTINENTALBREAKFASTKITCHENETTES257 5• • • • • • • • •$10INDOOR POOLSAUNAWHIRLPOOLLOUNGEFITNESS CENTERPETS ACCEPTEDFREE WI-FIWeekendsWI-FI COSTSELLS THEBIG TICKETACCOMMODATIONSHilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport3800 American Boulevard E.Bloomington 55425952-854-2100tiny.cc/bloomhotels300 0.5• • • • • • • • •$11JustlobbyHoliday Inn BloomingtonAirport South1201 W. 94th StreetBloomington 55431952-884-8211tiny.cc/bloomhotels171 5 • • • • • • • • •Holiday Inn ExpressMinneapolis Airport/Mall of America1601 American Boulevard E.Bloomington 55425952-854-1687tiny.cc/bloomhotels200 0.5 • • • • • • • •Homewood Suites by HiltonMinneapolis Mall of America2261 Killebrew DriveBloomington 55425952-854-0900tiny.cc/bloomhotels144 0• • • • • • • • •9 +bloomingtonmn.org 69


ACCOMMODATIONSHyatt Place MinneapolisAirport—South7800 International DriveBloomington 55425952-854-0700tiny.cc/bloomhotelsTOTAL # OF ROOMSDISTANCE FROMMOA (MILES)SHUTTLE TO MOASHUTTLE TOAIRPORTSHUTTLETO LIGHT RAILON-SITERESTAURANTCOMP. CONTINENTALBREAKFASTKITCHENETTES126 0.5• • • • • • • • •$AVEINDOOR POOLSAUNAWHIRLPOOLLOUNGEFITNESS CENTERPETS ACCEPTEDFREE WI-FIWI-FI COSTSELLS THEBIG TICKETLa Quinta Inn Bloomington-Minneapolis7815 Nicollet Avenue S.Bloomington 55420952-881-7311tiny.cc/bloomhotels183 2 • • • • • •La Quinta Inn & Suites5151 American Boulevard W.Bloomington 55437952-830-1300tiny.cc/bloomhotels233 6.5• • • • • • • • • •BLOOMINGTON, MNLe BourgetAero Suites Hotel7770 Johnson AvenueBloomington 55435952-893-9999tiny.cc/bloomhotels160 4.5• • • • • • • • • •Microtel Inn & Suites801 E. 78th StreetBloomington 55420952-854-6600tiny.cc/bloomhotelsAirport75 1 • only• •70 mallofamerica.com


MinneapolisAirport Marriott2020 American Boulevard E.Bloomington 55425952-854-7441tiny.cc/bloomhotelsTOTAL # OF ROOMSDISTANCE FROMMOA (MILES)SHUTTLE TO MOASHUTTLE TOAIRPORTSHUTTLETO LIGHT RAILON-SITERESTAURANTCOMP. CONTINENTALBREAKFASTKITCHENETTES472 0.1• • • • • • • • • $13$AVEINDOOR POOLSAUNAWHIRLPOOLLOUNGEFITNESS CENTERPETS ACCEPTEDFREE WI-FIWI-FI COSTSELLS THEBIG TICKETACCOMMODATIONSNorthwood Inn & Suites1225 E. 78th StreetBloomington 55425952-854-3322tiny.cc/bloomhotels46 1• • •Park Plaza4460 W. 78th Street CircleBloomington 55435952-831-3131tiny.cc/bloomhotels209 5• • • • • • • • • • •Quality Inn & Suites Airport814 American Boulevard E.Bloomington 55420952-854-5558tiny.cc/bloomhotels142 0 • • • • • • • • •Radisson Blu Mall of AmericaOPENS MARCH 20132100 Killebrew DriveBloomington 55425952-881-5258tiny.cc/bloomhotels500 0• • • • • • •Settle comfortably in one of our newly renovated rooms,relax and take advantage of the indoor pool, whirlpooland fitness center - then stop by our on-site businesscenter to check your emails or use our in-room free highspeed internet. And, our award-winning Green MillRestaurant & Bar serve great American foodand beverages for over 25 years.Amenities include…Guest Voice Mail • High-speed InternetIndoor Pool • Hairdryers37’ Flat panel TV with Cable • WhirlpoolCoffeemakers • Irons & Ironing BoardsExercise RoomHoliday Inn I-35 Bloomington1201 W. 94th StreetBloomington, MN 55431Just 1 mile off I-494 on I-35W!www.holidayinn.com/bloomingtonmnFor Reservations Call(952) 884-8211 or 1-800-HOLIDAYbloomingtonmn.org 71


ACCOMMODATIONSRadisson HotelBloomingtonby Mall of America1700 E. American BoulevardBloomington 55425952-854-8700tiny.cc/bloomhotelsTOTAL # OF ROOMSDISTANCE FROMMOA (MILES)SHUTTLE TO MOASHUTTLE TOAIRPORTSHUTTLETO LIGHT RAILON-SITERESTAURANTCOMP. CONTINENTALBREAKFASTKITCHENETTESINDOOR POOL403 1• • • • • • • •$AVESAUNAWHIRLPOOLLOUNGEFITNESS CENTERPETS ACCEPTEDFREE WI-FIWI-FI COSTSELLS THEBIG TICKETRamada BloomingtonMinneapolis Airport Mall2300 American Boulevard E.Bloomington 55420952-854-3411tiny.cc/bloomhotelsResidence InnMinneapolis/Bloomington7850 Bloomington AvenueBloomington 55425952-876-0900tiny.cc/bloomhotels255 0.25• • • • • • • • • • •128 0.5• • • • • • • • • • •Sofitel Minneapolis5601 W. 78th StreetBloomington 55439952-835-1900tiny.cc/bloomhotels283 6• • • •Sleepingrooms72 mallofamerica.com


Springhill SuitesMinneapolis St. Paul Airport/Mall of America2870 Metro DriveBloomington 55425952-854-0300tiny.cc/bloomhotelsTOTAL # OF ROOMSDISTANCE FROMMOA (MILES)SHUTTLE TO MOA$AVESHUTTLE TOAIRPORTSHUTTLETO LIGHT RAILON-SITERESTAURANTCOMP. CONTINENTALBREAKFASTKITCHENETTES113 1• • • • • • • • • •INDOOR POOLSAUNAWHIRLPOOLLOUNGEFITNESS CENTERPETS ACCEPTEDFREE WI-FIWI-FI COSTSELLS THEBIG TICKETACCOMMODATIONSStaybridge Suites5150 American Boulevard W.Bloomington 55437952-831-7900tiny.cc/bloomhotelsSuper 8 Bloomington/Airport7800 Second Avenue S.Bloomington 55420952-888-8800tiny.cc/bloomhotels127 5.5• • • • • • • • • • •USA - tripadvisor.com142 1.5• • • • • • • • •FIND AHOTELCHECK RATES &AVAILABILITYbloomingtonmn.orgGet great advice for your next Bloomington vacationfrom millions of travelers on TripAdvisor.bloomingtonmn.org/hotels$AVELa Quinta Inn & SuitesBloomington West5151 American Blvd. W.Bloomington, MN 55437(952) 830-1300 • lq.com• 233 Updated Guest Rooms with 23 Suites• Pillow-top mattresses in all rooms• Near MSP Airport and Mall of America ®• Free Bright Side Breakfast each morning • Free high speedwireless internet • Free airport shuttle (24- hour service)• Free scheduled Mall of America shuttle • Free local calls• Airport Parking with Stay & Go rates • Business Center• Indoor pool, hot tub, sauna and fitness center• Flat Screen TV’s with HD programming• Restaurants and lounges nearby952.893.9500 | 1.800.445.86673900 American Boulevard West,Bloomington, MN 55437www.bloomingtonhilton.combloomingtonmn.org 73


SPORTSSports CENTRALGrab your jersey and get ready to cheer because you’re visiting one of the fewMidwest metropolitan areas to have all major sports teams represented. In Minneapolis,the Vikings play hard at Mall of America Field ® , while the Twins hit forthe skyline at Target Field. Next door at Target Center, the Timberwolves sharethe court with the Lynx, who brought Minnesota its first championship in 20 years whenthe team won the 2011 WNBA Finals. Minnesota is known as the “State of Hockey,” whichexplains why the Wild play to sell-out crowds at St. Paul’s Xcel Energy Center every year.Plus, the University of Minnesota Gophers offer teams of all kinds to get excited about. Nomatter where you go, there’s a team for which to cheer!74 mallofamerica.com


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INTERNATIONALInternational VISITORSWELCOME欢 迎歓 迎 、BIENVENIDOSINSET PHOTOS BY TODD BUCHANAN76 mallofamerica.com


PREVIOUS SPREAD INSET PHOTOS (CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT): STEVE SMITH, © MINNESOTA VIKINGS; WILLIAM A GUERRO, SOUTHCREEK GLOBAL MEDIA; DAVID SHERMAN, 2012 NBAE; BRUCE KLUCKHOHN, 2009 NHLIBIENVENIDOSMall of America ® es el centro de compras yentretenimiento más grande de los Estados Unidosy está ubicado en Bloomington, Minnesota. El Mallofrece más de 520 tiendas y una grand selección dediseñadores de todo el mundo. Nuestros visitantesde habla hispana disfrutan de una enorme selecciónde mercadería, y compras en un establecimientoconveniente con precios más bajos que muchosotros lugares de los Estados Unidos. Además, no hayimpuestos en venta de ropa ó zapatos.El Mall cuenta con tiendas por departamento comotambién cientos de tiendas que ofrecen ropa, calzado,joyería, electrónica, equipos deportivos y otrosproductos de consumo. Mall of America normalmentetrae una nueva selección de más de diez tiendas al añoque al mismo tiempo establecen las tendencias en lamoda y estilo. Además para incrementar los ahorros enlas compras, ofrecemos un valor agregado a su visita.Nuestros visitantes pueden obtener el libro de cuponesdel Mall of America en los escritorios de informaciónubicados a cada entrada del Mall en el primer piso.Este libro de cupones incluye más de 250 descuentosofreciendo un ahorro de USD $2.000 en ahorroscombinados.Además de las tiendas, Mall of America ofrece unambiente familiar bien sea que vengas con tu pareja,familia ó amigos. Entre las amenidades incluyenrestaurantes, Nickelodeon Universe ® - el Parque dediversiones bajo techo, un course de cuerdas escalada,SEA LIFE acuario, una cancha de miniature golf,simuladores de aviones, LEGO ® tienda y área dereproducción, 14-pantallas de cine y clubes nocturnos.Más de 40 millones de personas de todo el mundovisitan Mall of America anualmente para la diversiónfamiliar y comercial.Mall of America está a cinco kilómetros del AeropuertoInternacional de Minneapolis-Saint Paul (MSP),convenientemente este aeropuerto provee serviciosinternacionales para América Latina. Más de 40hoteles se encuentran en la ciudad de Bloomington,sólo a 10 minutos del Mall. Estos hoteles ofrecen tarifasatractivas y servicio de transportación gratuito del Mallal aeropuerto MSP. Visite www.MOAspecialoffers.compara más información sobre los paquetes de hotelescon valioso servicios en la ciudad de Bloomington,Minnesota.SPANISHEl hotel Radisson Blu abre las puertas al públic en elmes de Marzo del 2013. Este hotel de 500 habitacionesesta connectado al Mall of America y ofrecehabitaciones lujosas, restaurante, bar, spa y muchasotras amenidades de servicios.Un programa muy popular para las familias quevisitan el Mall of America y Bloomington es El BIGTICKET (ó El Gran Boleto). Este ticket es un pase dedescuentos para seis atracciones en el área incluyendoNickelodeon Universe, SEA LIFE Aquarium, MinnesotaZoo, Museo de Ciencias de Minnesota, Teatro GranClips ® IMAX ® y El Parque de Agua de América ubicadoen el hotel Radisson. El BIG TICKET representa unahorro de más del 30 por ciento en comparación alcomprar los boletos individuales para cada atraccióne incluye descuentos adicionales para tiendas,restaurantes y otras actividades de disfrute. Para másinformación, visite www.bloomingtonmn.org.Mall of America está abierto los siete días de lasemana a lo largo del año excepto en Navidad. Elhorario de operaciones de las tiendas es de 10:00 AM- 9:30 PM de Sábado a Lunes y desde las 11:00 AM alas 7:00 PM el Domingo. Los restaurantes y los clubesnocturnos están abiertos hasta mas tarde. Para másinformación, visite www.mallofamerica.com.NOIMPUESTOSEN ROPA YZAPATOSINTERNATIONALwww.bloomingtonmn.org 77


MOA INFOMOA INFORMATIONRETAIL HOURSStores are open daily except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter.Some restaurants and attractions are open on Thanksgiving and Easter.Hours for restaurants and attractions may vary from retail hours. Forexact hours, visit mallofamerica.com and click on hours or phone “OneCall for the Mall” at 952-883-8800.Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.Sunday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.PARENTAL ESCORT POLICYWhile all children are welcome at Mall of America ® , the Parental EscortPolicy requires that the Mall’s youngest guests, those 15 and younger,be accompanied by an adult 21 years or older on Fridays and Saturdaysafter 4 p.m.Anyone 21 years or younger should be prepared to show a driver’slicense, state identification card or passport during the Parental Escorthours. One adult can escort up to 10 children, 15 years of age andyounger.MALL OF AMERICAOne Call for the Mall 952-883-8800 mallofamerica.comMall of America Tourism 800-879-3555 mallofamerica.comNickelodeon Universe ® 888-276-6679 nickelodeonuniverse.comAmerican Girl ® 888-247-5223 americangirl.comSea Life Minnesota Aquarium 952-883-0202 visitsealife.comTheatres at Mall of America 952-883-8900 theatresmoa.comRick Bronson’s Houseof Comedy 952-858-8558 houseofcomedy.netThe LEGO ® Store 952-858-8949 lego.comA.C.E.S. Flight Simulation 952-854-5391 flyaces.comMoose MountainAdventure Golf 952-883-8777 mallofamerica.comMinneapolis is home to the Minnesota Vikings football team at Mall ofAmerica ® Field, Minnesota Twins baseball team at Target Field and MinnesotaTimberwolves and Minnesota Lynx basketball at Target Center.The city also features the Guthrie Theater, Walker Art Center, MinneapolisInstitute of Arts, Hennepin Theatre District, beautiful lakes andnumerous parks.Saint Paul is home to the Minnesota Wild hockey team at Xcel EnergyCenter, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Science Museum of Minnesotaand Fitzgerald Theater, where Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie HomeCompanion is broadcast.Minnesota, “Land of 10,000 Lakes,” has championship golf courses, firstclassresorts, hundreds of campgrounds, excellent fishing and boatingand many other activities for a memorable family vacation.AREA INFORMATIONBloomington Convention& Visitors Bureau 800-346-4289 bloomingtonmn.orgExplore Minnesota Tourism 888-868-7476 exploreminnesota.comMystic Lake Casino Hotel 800-262-7799 mysticlake.comHIGHLIGHTS OF MOA AREA TOURISMThe area around Mall of America offers unlimited vacation activities.Bloomington features nearly 40 hotels and packages that include attractiontickets and other family activities. Visit moaspecialoffers.com or call800-490-4200.80 mallofamerica.com


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GETTING AROUNDTravel PLANNINGConveniently located minutes from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport,Mall of America ® and the city of Bloomington offer the perfect place to start anyadventure in the Twin Cities metro area. Nearly 40 Bloomington hotels are locatedwithin 10 minutes of Mall of America and offer shuttle service to the Mall and airport.And the city is located on one of the area’s main freeways, making it easy to zip overto either downtown. Or leave your travel to us and board the Light Rail Transit System,which connects Mall of America to the airport and downtown Minneapolis.DIRECTIONS TO MALL OF AMERICAMall of America is located in Bloomington,Minnesota, at the crossroads of Interstate494 and Highway 77, five minutes fromMinneapolis-St. Paul International Airportand 15 minutes from the downtown areasof Minneapolis and St. Paul.DRIVING DIRECTIONSFrom West: 94 East to 494 South to 77South. Exit on Killebrew Drive or LindauLaneFrom East: 94 West to 494 West.Exit on 24th AvenueFrom North: 35 South to 35W Southto 494 East. Exit on 24th AvenueFrom South: 35W North to 494 East.Exit on 24th AvenueTHE BASICSAIRPORTFor air travelers, Mall of America isonly three miles (five kilometers) fromMinneapolis-St. Paul International Airport(MSP). The airport (divided into two terminals)is a major hub that offers nonstopservice from points throughout the UnitedStates, Canada, Europe, Asia and Mexico.CARMotorists enjoy the convenience of theeast-west stretch of 494 that connectsBloomington’s many hotels andrestaurants to Mall of America andMSP International Airport. The freewaybrings drivers to 35W and 35E, whichlink 494 to both downtown areas.PARKMore than 20,000 FREE parking spaces(many covered) make Mall of America agreat destination for travel. Parking rampsare located on the East and West sidesof the Mall. In addition, a surface lot islocated at the North entrance. An overflowparking area is located north of the Mallacross Lindau Lane.TAXITaxi stands are located at the northentrance of Mall of America.To Minneapolis-St. Paul InternationalAirport: $12To downtown Minneapolis: $26To downtown St. Paul: $22Prices for taxis are subject to change.BUSThe Twin Cities’ extensive bus system connectsBloomington with both Minneapolisand St. Paul. Arrive and depart from Mallof America easily at the Mall’s TransitStation. Fares range from $1.75 to $3depending on type of bus and time of day.Rides within downtown zones only cost50 cents. For up-to-date bus information,visit metrotransit.org. All charter, schooland motor coach buses drop-off and pickuppassengers at the North entrance. Freebus parking available in the North surfacelot, access from Lindau Lane.SHUTTLEPlease check with individual hotels foravailability of hotel shuttles to Mall ofAmerica and specific schedules. Shuttlespick-up and drop-off passengers at theNorth entrance.TRAINThe 19 stations on the Hiawatha Light RailLine take riders from Mall of America inBloomington to Target Field on the northside of downtown Minneapolis. Faresrange from $1.75 to $2.25 depending ontime of day. Tickets can be purchased atMetro Transit stores or at light rail stops.Riders must pay before boarding ($180fine for failure to do so). Train schedulesare available online and at most light railstops. Travel time from the Mall to the airportis 10-12 minutes and to Minneapolis is30 minutes.TRANSPORTATION CONTACT INFOAAA Minnesota952-927-2600 aaa.comAirport Taxi & Town Taxi612-721-0000 airporttaxicabs.comMetro Transit City Bus and LRT612-373-3333 metrotransit.orgSuburban Green & White Taxi612-884-8888 surburbantaxi.comLIGHT RAIL PHOTO COURTESY OF METRO TRANSIT; OPPOSITE PAGE TARGET FIELD PHOTO BY TODD BUCHANAN82 mallofamerica.com


GETTING AROUNDWHAT YOUNEED TO KNOWTARGET FIELDTrains run every 10 minutes.Riders can purchase a railpass at any of the ticketmachines located at eachstation. Purchase a twoand a half hour fare for$2.25 during rush hours,$1.75 non-rush hours andweekends, a six-hour passfor $4 ($3.50 on weekends),or a day pass for $6.Call 612-373-3333 or visitmetrotransit.orgTRAIN HOURSNorthbound*First train: 4:13 a.m.Last train: 2:07 a.m.Southbound**First train: 4:02 a.m.Last train: 1:13 a.m. (Sun.-Thurs.), 2:13 a.m. (Fri. & Sat.)* Departs Mall of America Station at this time** Departs Target Field Station at this timeKEYRail Line&No fare is required betweenLindbergh Terminal #1 andHumphrey Terminal #2 stations.Service operates 24 hours a daybetween airport stations.#1#2Rail Station&Approx. travel time&between stations(in minutes)Park & Ride lotAirportNorthstar Line®bloomingtonmn.org 83


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SEALIFE ® MINNESOTA AQUARIUMRADISSON BLU MALL OF AMERICASEA LIFE PHOTO BY TODD BUCHANAN; SMALLER PHOTOS COURTESY OF RADISSON BLU MALL OF AMERICA; MINNESOTA CHILDREN’S MUSEUM; FLIPSMINNESOTACHILDREN’SMUSEUMCOUPONSSCAN IT.Scan this QRcode to accesscoupons via yoursmartphone.FLIPS


HILTON GARDEN INNEverything. Right where you need it.At this award-winning hotel, you’ll findeverything you need to be productive or torelax! With 108 rooms, HGI provides thefinest quality of services and amenitieswith the comfort of a smaller hotel.• Free shuttle to Mall of America ® & the Airport• Indoor pool & whirlpool• Restaurant & lounge, with room service• Complimentary wireless InternetMINNESOTA CHILDREN’SMUSEUMAt Minnesota Children’s Museum, handsonplay builds lifelong learning. Each of ourseven galleries is uniquely designed witha child’s busy brain in mind. Every visit ispacked with experiences guaranteed tonurture problem solving, fuel fun and caterto the curious at heart.15% OFFOur Regular Rates on Thurs–Sun& Receive a MOA Coupon BookCoupon valid Thur–Sun on standard rooms. Based onavailability. Not applicable with any other discounts, grouprates or promotions (including Stay-n-Fly).Must present coupon at check-in.BCVBHilton Garden Inn5140 American Blvd W.(I-494 & Normandale Blvd)Bloomington, MN 55437952-831-1012HiltonBloomington.comCODE: DBG(enter online under “Group Code”)OFFER EXPIRES 12/31/13$2 OFFGeneral AdmissionLimit four general admissions. May not be combined withany other offer. Not valid on special events.Valid at St. Paul Museum only.Minnesota Children’sMuseum10 West Seventh Street,Downtown St. Paul, MN 55102651-225-6000MCM.orgBCVBCODE: 130002003OFFER EXPIRES 12/31/13QUALITY INN & SUITESBLOOMINGTONCOMFORT INN AIRPORTExperience Bloomington’s newestcontemporary hotel. Enjoy your stay andtake advantage of great amenities likecomplimentary shuttle service to boththe airport and Mall of America ® , indoorpool, fitness center, complimentary deluxecontinental breakfast and much more.RECEIVE 20% OFFStandard Room RateExperience Bloomington’s newest contemporary hotel.Ask for the CVB Travel Guide rate when youcall for reservations.Coupon must be presented at check-in.Discount does not apply toward Park & Fly reservations.Comfort Inn Airport1321 E. 78th StreetBloomington, MN 55425952-854-3400Quality Inn & SuitesBloomington814 E. American Blvd.Bloomington, MN 55420952-854-5558BCVBOFFER EXPIRES 12/31/13CHANHASSEN DINNERTHEATRESDINNER’S ON USat Chanhassen Dinner Theatres!Valid for any Main Stage production.Not valid with other discounts or offers, on Show-Onlytickets, or on previously purchased tickets. Limit 6.Chanhassen Dinner Theatres iscommitted to delighting its audiencesand creating life-long memories with ahigh quality end-to-end theatre, diningand service experience.BCVBChanhassen DinnerTheatresFor Tickets: 952-934-1525www.ChanhassenDT.comPROMO CODE: MOAOFFER EXPIRES 12/31/13


MACY’SMacy’s is famous for bringing theseason’s most fashionable trends atterrific values. Our vast assortment offamous designer brands makes Macy’sAmerica’s premier shopping destination.Some of our most recognized brandsinclude: Polo Ralph Lauren, TommyHilfiger, Calvin Klein, Coach, DKNY, Levi’s,Nike, Adidas and Hugo Boss.10% OFFPresent this coupon with your out of stateID, hotel room key or passport to receiveMacy’s Visitor Savings Pass. SavingsPass valid for 10% off most purchases*for three days.*Limited exclusions apply. See stores for details.Macy’s4000 SW CourtBloomington, MN 55425952-888-3333visitmacysusa.comBCVBOFFER EXPIRES 12/31/13PEEPS AND COMPANY®Peeps and Company ® is an interactive,unique shopping experience. The Peeps andCompany ® Store showcases our wonderfulbrands to include; Peeps ® , Mike and Ike ® ,Goldenberg’s ® Peanut Chews ® , and ourwonderful pop in your mouth Peepsters ® .We have made our brands come to life withour plush, apparel, and giftables.ENJOY 15% OFFDiscount valid only on merchandise purchased at PEEPS& Company® retail store. Discount not valid on previouspurchases, special orders, select sale priced items, gift cardsor gift certificate orders. Discount cannot be combined withany other coupon or discount offer.Peeps and Company ®Mall of America5130 Center CourtBloomington, MN 55425952.854.5130www.peepsandcompany.comPeeps and Company® is located inthe theme park, on the West Side.BCVBDISCOUNT CODE: BVG1212VALID NOW THROUGH 12/31/13NAPA VALLEY GRILLEIn Napa Valley, the beauty and bounty ofeach season gives us reason to celebrateevery day. Our chef’s love of food andwine is showcased in their seasonallychanging menus highlighting the ambianceand authenticity of wine country cuisine.We invite guests to unwind and indulgein our wine country offerings. We canaccommodate groups of all sizes.$5 OFFA purchase of $20 or moreEnjoy $5 off your meal at Napa Valley Grille. One coupon pertable, per visit. Cannot be combined with any other offer orpromotion. Dine-In only. Excludes alcohol, tax and gratuity.Mall of America - 2nd FloorLocated between Macy’s and NordstromBloomington, MN 55425952-858-9934Napavalleygrille.comnvgmallofamerica@napavalleygrille.comBCVBOFFER EXPIRES 12/31/13AMAZING MIRROR MAZEExperience amazement as you navigateyour way through this fun-filled, life-sizemaze of mirrors and glass. This uniqueattraction, at Mall of America ® , is a journeythrough the incredible! At 2,500 squarefeet, it is one of the largest mirror mazes inthe world, with endless hallways, infinitereflections, and a new twist and turnwaiting around every corner. A true mindblowingmasterpiece. Bring your family andfriends in today and let the FUN BEGIN!BCVB$1 OFF ADMISSIONFor each member of your partyNot valid with any other offer.Amazing Mirror MazeMall of America, Third Floor(next to the food court)353 North GardenBloomington, MN 55254952-854-5345Hours: Monday through Saturday:10:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.Sunday: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.OFFER EXPIRES 12/31/13


CHRISTOPHER & BANKSCJ BANKSChristopher & Banks offers fabulousstyle coupled with fantastic pricingcreating value that is everlasting. Weprovide a fresh and colorful mix ofclothing and accessories for everyseason, creating looks that work for yourlifestyle. Our personal shoppers assistin making your shopping experience asenjoyable as possible.BUILD-A-BEARWORKSHOPHave a family fun experience atBuild-A-Bear Workshop ® , Where BestFriends Are Made ® . You can choose fromover 30 bears, bunnies, dogs and more tomake. Then, give it a unique personalitywith outfits, accessories, sounds and evena message you record! The PAWsibilitiesare endless!BLOOMINGTON FAIRFIELDINN AND SUITESAcross the street from Mall of America ® .Come experience the Fairfield Innand Suites new decor, new features,new amenities and best of all, a newexperience. Enjoy our complimentarybreakfast, wireless high speed Internetand shuttle service to and from the malland airport. Click here to see our look atwww.fairfieldinn.com/mspbl$15 OFFyour $60 purchase (excludes clearance)Not valid online. Excludes clearance, Weekly Wows andStyle Steals. Not valid during Friends & Family or CustomerAppreciation events. Cannot be combined with other coupons,including model discount.Christopher & BanksCJ BanksMall of America270 South Boulevard, Bloomington, MNwww.christopherandbanks.com & www.cjbanks.com952-858-8512PROMO CODE 29861OFFER EXPIRES 12/31/13BCVB$5 OFFa purchase of $25 or moreCoupon expires January 31, 2014. Valid on all Build-A-BearWorkshop® stuffed animals, clothing and accessories. Not validon prior purchases, a Build-A-Party® celebration, Bear Buck$®cards, in Build-A-Bear Workshop within Rainforest Cafe® orin Build-A-Dino® within T-REX Cafe. Coupons may not becombined and cannot be bought, sold or exchanged for cash orcoupons. Not valid with any other offer. Local and state taxes, asapplicable, are payable by bearer. Must present original couponat time of purchase or enter 5-digit code on web purchase.Photocopies prohibited. Valid in the U.S. and Puerto Rico only.Valid for coupon recipient only. Limit one coupon per person, pervisit. Nontransferable. Offer good while supplies last. Void whereprohibited or restricted. Where required cash value 1/100 of 1cent. Not valid at buildadino.com. Key coupon #98278BCVBBuild-A-Bear WorkshopMall of America172 E. Broadway, Bloomington, MNwww.buildabear.com | 952-854-1164OFFER EXPIRES 12/31/1315% OFFRegular rates and a bonus offer of a Mallof America ® Coupon Book valued at $1,500in savings at retail stores, restaurants andattractions at MOA.Discount applies to regular rates only. This offer is not available withother special offers or discounts. Special Offer not available during specialevents, book online using promo code C77 @ www.fairfieldinn.com/mspblBCVBBloomington FairfieldInn and Suites2401 America Boulevard E.Bloomington MN 55425952-858-8475fairfieldinn.com/mspblOFFER EXPIRES 12/31/13THE BIG TICKETTHE OFFICIAL CITY PASS TOMALL OF AMERICA® ANDTWIN CITIES ATTRACTIONSEnjoy access to the Twin Cities’favorite attractions:• Nickelodeon Universe®• SEA LIFE® Minnesota Aquarium• Water Park of America• Science Museum of Minnesota®• Minnesota Zoo• Great Clips® IMAX® TheatreNAV ITEMSHOTELSPMS 7690CMYK: 90/58/28/7.5RGB: 32/99/137ADDITIONAL ICONSNAV ITEMSSHOPPING/MALL OF AMERICAPMS 1788CMYK: 0/85/90/0RGB: 240/78/48HOTELSPMS 7690CMYK: 90/58/28/7.5RGB: 32/99/137ACTIVITIES/ATTRACTIONSPMS 374CMYK: 55/0/90/0RGB: 128/195/67SHOPPING/MALL OF AMERICAPMS 1788CMYK: 0/85/90/0RGB: 240/78/48$4.00 OFFAdult The Big TicketGet $4.00 off the advertised adult price by logging on toBloomingtonmn.org and enter promo code: 3307BOr present this coupon at the Mall of America Store North (N128)for discount.NIGHTLIFEPMS 548CMYK: 91/64/59/28RGB: 33/75/87ACTIVITIES/ATTRACTIONSPMS 374CMYK: 55/0/90/0RGB: 128/195/67RESTAURANTSPMS 1495CMYK: 0/56/87/0RGB: 246/138/57NIGHTLIFEPMS 548CMYK: 91/64/59/28RGB: 33/75/87Bloomington Convention& INTERNATIONAL Visitors GETAWAY Bureau COUPONS (BCVB)VISITORPACKAGESPMS 372PMS 317PMS 107CMYK: 31/0/73/0CMYK: 43/1/15/0CMYK: 3/10/98/0RGB: 184/215/1127900RGB: 141/208/215InternationalRGB: 251/218/54Drive, Suite 990Bloomington, NAV ITEMS MN 55425RESTAURANTSINTERNATIONALGETAWAYCOUPONS952-858-8500, PMS 1495VISITORPACKAGES 800-346-4289PMS 372CMYK: 0/56/87/0PMS 317PMS 107CMYK: 31/0/73/0RGB: 246/138/57CMYK: 43/1/15/0CMYK: 3/10/98/0RGB: 184/215/112RGB: 141/208/215RGB: 251/218/54bloomingtonmn.orginfo@bloomingtonmn.orgTHE OFFICIALCITY PASSTO MALL OFAMERICA ®& TWIN CITIESATTRACTIONS.HOTELSSHOPPING/ACTIVITIES/NIGHTLIFEADDITIONAL ICONSPMS 7690MALL OF AMERICAATTRACTIONSPMS 548CMYK: 90/58/28/7.5 PMS 1788PMS 374CMYK: 91/64/59/28STATE OF MNB FOR BLOOMINGTONRECREATION/RGB: 32/99/137 NATURE CMYK: 0/85/90/0CMYK: 55/0/90/0RGB: 33/75/87(this icon can change colors(this icon can change colorsOUTDOORSPMS 372 RGB: 240/78/48RGB: 128/195/67to any of the colors in theto any of the colors in thePMS 374CMYK: 31/0/73/0recommended palette)recommended palette)CMYK: 0/55/90/0RGB: 184/215/112**SHOULD REMAIN PMS 374RGB: 128/195/67FOR STATIONERY APPLICATIONS10351 The Big Ticket Pass.indd 1 11/12/12 1:46 PMBCVB OFFER EXPIRES 12/31/13ADDITIONAL ICONSSTATE OF MNB FOR BLOOMINGTONRECREATION/NATURE(this icon can change colors(this icon can change colorsOUTDOORSPMS 372to any of the colors in theto any of the colors in thePMS 374CMYK: 31/0/73/0recommended palette)recommended palette)CMYK: 0/55/90/0RGB: 184/215/112**SHOULD REMAIN PMS 374RGB: 128/195/67FOR STATIONERY APPLICATIONS$AVE$AVERESTAURANTSPMS 1495CMYK: 0/56/87/0RGB: 246/138/57INTERNATIONALVISITORPMS 317CMYK: 43/1/15/0RGB: 141/208/215GETAWAYPACKAGEPMS 107CMYK: 3/RGB: 251


RADISSON BLUMALL OF AMERICAOpening March 2013, Radisson Blu Mallof America is the only hotel convenientlyconnected directly to the Mall with 500fashion-inspired guest rooms and suites,26,300 square feet of meeting and eventspace, a 24-hour fitness center andFireLake Grill House and Cocktail Bar.25% OFFany reserved rate when you presentthis coupon at our front desk upon check-inLimit one per customer. No cash value. Original certificatemust be presented and surrendered at time of purchase. Cannotbe combined with other offers, discounts or promotions.Not valid on previous purchases, gift cards, layaway or onlinetransactions. Not redeemable for cash or credit.Radisson BluMall of America2100 Killebrew DriveBloomington, MN 55425952-881-5258www.radissonblumoa.comBCVBOFFER EXPIRES 12/31/13MINNESOTA ZOOThe Minnesota Zoo features more than2,500 exotic animals from around theworld. Award-winning exhibits such asRussia’s Grizzly Coast and the 3M Penguinsof the African Coast provide family-fun forall ages. The Zoo is open year-round andincludes a working family farm, marineeducation center and tropical rain forest.Minnesota Zoo celebrates its 35th yearwith the summer return of Africa! andDinosaurs!SAVE $2off adult & $1 off child and senioradmission for you and your family at theMinnesota Zoo.Valid only for daytime admission. Not valid with any otherdiscounts or promotions or for separate charge attractions.Additional restrictions may apply.BCVBMinnesota Zoo13000 Zoo Boulevard,Apple Valley, MN 55124952-431-9500mnzoo.orgCODE: bloomingtonmn13OFFER EXPIRES 12/31/13FLIPSA totally unique and unforgettable shoppingexperience with more than 250 styles ofmen’s, ladies’, & kids’ brand name fashionflips. We are your year-round flips source:from weekends to weddings; from officeto vacation. Slip into a smile and say, "HelloToes!" Happier toes guaranteed!BCVB10% OFFAny one pair of regular priced flips!We’re sorry; sale merchandise is not included, and this maynot be combined with any other offer.FlipsMall of AmericaN256 North GardenBloomington, MN 55425952-698-4484www.flipsstore.comCODE: 10%BVG122013OFFER EXPIRES 12/31/13Mall of America ®• Best kept secret on the 4th floor• 23 TV’s including 3-122” HD big screens• Full bar• Greatest daily specials in the mallBUY 10 WINGSGET 10 FREEWith purchase of a drinkSubject to change or discontinue without notice, not validwith other offers, one per person per visit, dine in only.Mall of America (4th floor)Facebook.com/hootersmallofamericaBCVBOFFER EXPIRES 12/31/13


DICK’S LAST RESORTDick's Last Resort is "The Joint Yer MamaWarned you About." From rug-rats to oldfarts, from high-class to no class, Dick's isall in fun and fun for all who dare to enter!Make sure you bring along your sense ofhumor, 'cause Dick's servers sure can dish itout! Along with the sarcasm, we're servingup ribs, chicken, seafood, burgers, salads& sammiches. Dick's is the ideal joint for alarge group. Big or small - we'll make yerparty great.BCVBFREE APPETIZERwith purchase of two adult entreesExcludes “Sampla Platta.” Dine-in only.Not valid with any other offers. One per party.Dick’s Last ResortMall of America, 4th floor402 South AvenueBloomington, MN 55425612-276-6995www.DicksLastResort.comCODE: MVGOFFER EXPIRES 12/31/13LE BOURGET AERO SUITESLet Le Bourget Aero Suites be your homeaway from home during your visit toBloomington. Relax in our spacious roomsafter a long day at the Mall. We are locatedon the corner of I-494 and France Avenue.• 24-hour Complimentary Shuttle to/fromMall of America ®• Bistro full service restaurant on site; opendaily for breakfast and dinner• Indoor pool and fitness center• Complimentary high speed wireless InternetA traditional steakhouse with contemporaryflair, specializing in tender steaks, freshseafood and extensive wine list. We proudlyserve Allen Brothers steaks, the GreatSteakhouse Steak.Wine Spectator—Award of Excellence 2011RECEIVE 20% OFFour Best Available RateRate is based on availability, must book Mall of America Ratein advance to receive the discount. Not valid with any otherpromotions or discounts. Please call the hotel directly at 952-893-9999 to make your reservations.BCVBLe Bourget Aero Suites7770 Johnson Avenue S.Bloomington, MN952-893-9999800-449-0409lebourgethotel.comOFFER EXPIRES 12/31/13CHOICE OFCOMPLIMENTARYAPPETIZER ORDESSERTwith entree purchasePresent coupon to server - not valid in conjunctionwith any other special offer.3900 American Boulevard W.Bloomington, MN 55437952-830-5200www.bloomingtonchophouse.comBCVBOFFER EXPIRES 12/31/13AWARD-WINNINGCITY TOURSFrom downtowns to sparkling lakes,Award-Winning City Tours travel pastfamous landmarks and often photographedsights. Travel aboard a deluxe motorcoachwith live, narrated commentary.Reservations required. This tour is apast winner of the prestigious ExploreMinnesota Tourism Travel Award.$2 OFFEach Twin Cities Highlights Tour ticket(space may be limited)See the homes of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Sinclair Lewis, theGuthrie Theater, the Minnesota State Capitol and other TwinCities icons aboard the comfortable motorcoaches operatedby Award-Winning City Tours. Also avilable are excursions thattake in historic Stillwater and the scenic St. Croix River, as wellas the option of combining a Minneapolis motorcoach tourwith a Mississippi River cruise. Call for times and departures.BCVBAward-Winning City Tours1650 W. 82nd Street Suite 125Minneapolis, MN 55431612-929-8687www.awardwinningcitytours.comCODE: BCVBOFFER EXPIRES 12/31/13


SEA LIFE®MINNESOTA AQUARIUMCome face to face with over 10,000 seacreatures at SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquariumand the all-new Octopus Garden, openingspring 2013. SEA LIFE Minnesota featuresmore fascinating displays, creative handsonactivities and gives kids and families anew level of excitement and understandingfor the world’s oceans.$3 OFF ADULTADMISSION, $2 OFFCHILD ADMISSIONLimit 5 discounts per group. Not valid with any other offer,discounts, or online tickets.SEA LIFEMinnesota Aquarium120 E. Broadway,Bloomington, MN 55425952-853-0612www.sealifeus.comEmail: sales@sealifeus.comHours: 10:00am – 7:30pm(Hours subject to change without notice)BCVBCode: MOAB13 Barcode: 400363OFFER EXPIRES 12/31/13HOLIDAY INNBLOOMINGTON AIRPORTI-35Settle comfortably in one of our newlyrenovated rooms. Relax and takeadvantage of newly themed poolside area“In the Park.” Dine in our award-winningGreen Mill Restaurant & Bar ... Enjoy ourKids Eat Free program!$35 OFFBest Flexible Room RateOne Stop Shop on I-35!The Holiday Inn Bloomington Airport I-35 offers $35 off ourBest Flex Room Rate. Call 952-884-8211 and ask for the “OneStop Shop” rate. Present this coupon at check-in.Holiday Inn BloomingtonAirport I-351201 W. 94th StreetBloomington, MN 55431952-884-8211holidayinn.com/bloomingtonmnJust 1 mile off I-494 & I-35WBCVBOFFER EXPIRES 12/31/13CANTERBURY PARKExperience the heart-pounding excitementof Canterbury Park. With live horse racingall summer, a 24/7 Card Casino featuringMinnesota’s widest variety of table gamesincluding Blackjack and Texas Hold’em,and Chips Bar pouring your favoritebeverages until 2 am daily, the excitementnever stops.ALMOST FAMOUSBODY PIERCINGVisit the only place to get pierced inMall of America! From body piercing tothe largest selection of body jewelry inthe area, Almost Famous Body Piercingis your first stop for punctuating yourpersonal style. Find us just off the Eastparking ramp, 3rd floor.BCVBONE FREELIVE RACINGADMISSIONOne free admission to Live Racing, running Thursdays –Sundays, from mid-May to mid-September.See CanterburyPark.com for racing dates and times.No cash value. Program not included.Canterbury Park1100 Canterbury Road,Shakopee, MN 55379952-445-7223www.CanterburyPark.comCODE: DBMOA2013OFFER EXPIRES 09/14/13BUY ONE DERMALANCHOR PIERCING,GET ONE FREEFree piercing requires purchase of jewelry, aftercare andpurchase of first dermal piercing. This offer can’t be split.One offer per visit per customer. This offer void if reproduced.Valid at Mall of America location only.Almost FamousBody Piercing350 East BroadwayMall of America, Bloomington, MN952-854-8000www.almostfamouspiercing.comBCVBOFFER EXPIRES 12/31/13


THE BIG TICKETTHE OFFICIAL CITY PASS TO MALL OF AMERICA ®& TWIN CITIES ATTRACTIONSThe Big Ticket — The Official City Pass to Mall of America & Twin CitiesMost Popular Attractions offers admittance to six of the area’s most popularattractions; Nickelodeon Universe, ® SEA LIFE ® Minnesota Aquarium,Water Park of America, Minnesota Zoo, Great Clips ® IMAX ® Theatre andThe Science Museum of Minnesota. ® Purchase The Big Ticket, get couponsand book getaway packages at BloomingtonMN.org or call 800.346.4289.Check rates and availability of all 38 hotels at BloomingtonMN.org.


Visit Build-A-Bear Workshop ® at Mall of Americawhere best friends are made ® !Make memories and a new best friend!$5(Product availability may vary by store.)Offa purchase of $25 or moreKey #98278Coupon expires January 1, 2014. Valid on all Build-A-Bear Workshop ® stuffed animals, clothing and accessories. Not valid on prior purchases, a Build-A-Party ®celebration, Bear Buck$ ® cards, in Build-A-Bear Workshop within Rainforest Cafe ® or in Build-A-Dino ® within T-REX Cafe . Coupons may not be combined and cannot be bought, sold or exchangedfor cash or coupons. Not valid with any other offer. Local and state taxes, as applicable, are payable by bearer. Must present original coupon at time of purchase or enter 5-digit code on webpurchase. Photocopies prohibited. Valid in the U.S. and Puerto Rico only. Valid for coupon recipient only. Limit one coupon per person, per visit. Nontransferable. Offer good while supplies last. Voidwhere prohibited or restricted. Where required cash value 1/100 of 1 cent. Not valid at buildadino.com.Visit us at Mall of America! E172 located near Sears Court Visit buildabear.com ® to learn more.buildabear.com ® bearville.com (toll free) 1-877-789-BEAR (2327)


SHOP. PLAY. RELAX.MINNESOTA NICE.TWO LOCATIONS. TWICE AS “NICE”!Pool • Whirlpool • Sauna • Fitness Center • Restaurant • Lounge • Room Service • FREE MOA ShuttleCrowne Plaza BloomingtonMSP West/Mall of America5401 Green Valley DriveBloomington, MN 55437952-831-8000cpmsp.comCROWNE PLAZABLOOMINGTON WESTMOAAIRPORTCROWNE PLAZAMSP INT’L AIRPORTCrowne Plaza Hotel & SuitesMinneapolis International Airport/Mall of AmericaThree Appletree SquareBloomington, MN 55425952-854-9000cpsuitesmsp.com

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