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Mall of America

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An October 2006 trip to Minneapolis by MilwVon

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Comfort Inn Mall Of America

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This is an outstanding, value-priced hotel with a wonderful location near the Mall of America (less than 10 minutes away). All room rates include a complimentary breakfast that is a bit more expansive than your usual continental breakfast of cereal, donuts, and juice. Cooked-to-order waffles were a real delight!I must admit, however, that we did not like the location where they serve their breakfast. It was in the deck area around the indoor swimming pool. The first day wasn't too bad for us, but the second had a very strong chlorine smell. Not very appetizing for breakfast!The rooms were nicely furnished and seemed to be updated. The bedding in our room was two queen beds, which were ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 16, 2007

Comfort Inn Mall Of America
1321 E. 78th St.
Bloomington, Minnesota 55425
(952) 854-3400

Creepy Cafe

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Arriving to the Mall of America on empty tummies, we were ready for lunch. Oh my at the options and expansiveness of the mall itself. We headed towards the amusement park area as that was where several of the snack type places were located. Unable to find Cousins Subs upon our arrival to the center of the complex, we opted for the first place that we found.. Creepy Café. With just a couple of weeks until Halloween, this seemed like the perfect place to enjoy a sandwich and beverage. The decor was definitely ghost and goblins, with a very fun “fright night” atmosphere. The servers were all wearing “I’m with creepy ” t-shirts. Jodi was ours and she was a lot of fun, even posed for a photo with m...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 14, 2006

Shopping at Mall of America

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Mall of America Photo, Bloomington, Minnesota
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Who would think a shopping mall is an “indoor theme park”?? Well that is how they market Mall of America, aka MOA. I suppose given that they do have a 30 ride indoor amusement park complete with arcade games, that would qualify it as a theme park. Or would it because the “theme” is shopping?? I guess I don’t know.Three floors, four huge department stores, and over 500 specialty stores; this place is a shop-a-holic’s dream destination. Unfortunately, I’m not much of a shopper and that many options send me on sensory overload. I mean really . . . how many shoe stores do you need? Famous Footwear and DSW Shoe Warehouse should be plenty! Twenty-five plus five athletic shoe stores are jus...Read More

MOA Amusement Park

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Mall of America Park Carousel Photo, Bloomington, Minnesota
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As part of the Mall of America in Minneapolis, this bright indoor amusement park has rides for kids ages four to mid teens. There is one roller coaster that seemed to be a pretty decent ride, but since we had just had lunch we passed. Many of the rides seemed too close together for my liking. I don’t know that I would have enjoyed spinning or flipping or going down a river canal feeling like I might be ejected into the neighboring ride.Make no mistake about it, kids were having fun! You could hear their laughter and shrill screams throughout the place. Older kids like young teenagers seemed to also enjoy hanging out with their buds, although there wasn’t that typical mall feeling of mall r...Read More

Road Trip From Neighboring Iowa

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Mall of America Photo, Bloomington, Minnesota
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This was a quick weekend getaway to visit one of those timeshare presentations near the Mall of America (MOA) in Bloomington, Minnesota (right by the twin cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis). For just 79 dollars, we got two nights at the Comfort Inn less than a mile from MOA, plus $25 in a Visa gift card. It was worth our time to make the trip up here, especially since we had never seen or been inside the mall.Driving up from Iowa, it took us exactly 3 hours to reach Minneapolis. The crisp fall afternoon was especially nice for a road trip. Farmers throughout Iowa and Minnesota were working to bring in their corn crops. Soybeans must have been wrapped up last month. I was disappointed that we ...Read More