Entertainment, Attractions and Dining options

Mall of America enjoy shopping at the largest shopping center in the U.S. Photo by Meet Minneapolis.  Located at 2131 Lindau Lane, Bloomington, MN  55425.  Here are some attractions and restaurants:

SEA LIFE Aquarium at Mall of America® brings you closer than ever to thousands of sea creatures, including sharks, sea turtles, rays, jellyfish, seahorses and more!
Hours of operations:                                        Admission:
Monday – Thursday 10am – 7pm                Tiny Kids (under 3) FREE
Friday – Saturday  10am – 8pm                   Kids (3-12 years old) $17.49 +tax
Sunday  10am – 6pm                                      Adults (13 and older) $24.99 +tax


Nickelodeon Universe
, the nation’s largest indoor theme park, is home to seven acres of unique attractions, entertainment and dining options. Meet the Nick characters, experience spine-tingling rides, visit unique retail shops and much more!
Hours of operations:                                                   Admission:
Monday – Saturday 10am – 9:30pm                                All day wristband $36.99
Sunday  11am – 7pm                                                            Two day wristband  $49.99

Twilight Savings:  $29.99 Unlimited ride wristband after 6pm daily.
Military Discount:  $10 off an Unlimited ride wristband with military ID.

FlyOver America is a flight simulation ride that brings guests on a breathtaking, aerial tour of some of the greatest landmarks and regions throughout the United States in virtual flight technology. The attraction is a fully immersive experience including wind, mist and even scents.
  Hours of operations:                                                             Admission:
Monday – Saturday 10am – 9:30pm                                          Adult  $19.99
Sunday  11am – 7pm                                                                      Children (12 & under) $15.99

Discover the magic of color at Crayola Experience! Bursting with more than 20 hands-on activities, this one-of-a-kind family attraction is where color, chemistry and technology combine to create a colorful adventure for a child’s imagination. Name and wrap your own crayon, star in a coloring page, bring your art to life in 4-D and so much more! Perfect for a day of family fun.
Hours of operations:                                            Admission:
Monday – Sunday  10am – 6pm                                General Admission $20.99 +tax
Senior (65 & older) $16.99+tax
Children (2 & under) FREE


Benihana
, it’s not just a meal, it’s an experience. Enjoy teppanyaki favorites like Hibachi Steak, Chicken and Shrimp, as well as sushi and sashimi.
Hours of operation:  Monday – Thursday 11am – 10pm, Friday – Saturday 11am – 10:30pm, Sunday 11am – 9pm.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co, Forrest Gump has decided to get into the restaurant business and share all of his favorite recipes from Mama, Bubba, Lieutenant Dan and Jenny.
Hours of operation:  Monday – Thursday 11am – 10pm, Friday – Saturday 11am – 11pm, Sunday 11am – 10pm.

Buffalo Wild Wings, is the destination for wing fanatics and sports fans alike and continues to prove to its guests again and again that “You Have to Be Here®” to experience the food, the sports and the fun, energetic atmosphere. Its boldly flavored menu includes boneless wings, specialty burgers and sandwiches, ribs, finger foods, wraps, salads and Naked Tenders.
Hours of operation:  Monday – Thursday 11am – 10pm, Friday – Saturday 11am – 12am, Sunday 11am – 10pm.

Cadillac Ranch All American Bar & Grill, is the premier all-American bar and grill. The nearly 11,000-square-foot space offers guests an authentic, all-American family dining experience in a fun and dynamic environment. Patrons will enjoy a warm, classic rock and trendy country inspired atmosphere. The restaurant is located on level three south near Macy’s and features an extensive menu, more than 30 flat screen televisions, a state of the art sound system, two full bars, an indoor fireplace, a patio and…yes, even the baddest mechanical bull in town.
Hours of operation:  Monday – Thursday 11am – 12am, Friday – Saturday 11am – 1am, Sunday 11am – 11pm.

Cantina Laredo, offers a modern take on Mexican dining with made-from-scratch recipes and hand-squeezed, lime juice margaritas. The extensive fresh menu includes traditional Mexican favorites in addition to many choice items such as grilled fish, chicken and steaks complemented by Cantina Laredo’s signature sauces such as chipotle-wine or sautéed artichoke hearts and roasted red bell peppers. Vegetarian and gluten-free menus are available.
Hours of operation:  Monday – Saturday 11am – 10pm, Sunday 11am – 7pm.

Crave, is a concept that truly delivers fresh and great tasting food brought to life in a chic, casual atmosphere.
Hours of operation:  Monday – Saturday 11am – 11pm, Sunday 11am – 7pm.

Rainforest Café, is a wild place to shop and eat! Our menu has something for everyone including a variety of specialty items ranging from seafood, beef and chicken to pastas and pizza. Younger guests can enjoy items from our exciting kids menu.
Hours of operation:  Monday – Thursday 11am – 9:30pm, Friday – Saturday 11am – 10pm, Sunday 11am – 7pm.

Twin City Grill provides a casual, yet elegant dining atmosphere with its mahogany paneling, period fixtures and vintage Twin Cities photographs inspired by the great dining establishments of the 1940’s.
Hours of operation:  Monday – Thursday 11:15am – 9:30pm, Friday – Saturday 11:15am – 10pm, Sunday 11am – 7pm.

Experience Prince’s Minneapolis
Minneapolis helped shape Prince into the man and the artist he became, and in return, Prince forever left his mark on Minneapolis. Even as Prince’s success swept the globe, he always remained close to his roots in Minneapolis. His journey started here and throughout his whole career, he embraced his hometown. He put Minneapolis on the map with his music and his distinct style.

23 Free & Inexpensive Family Activities Minneapolis has a lot of things you can do with your family for FREE or a small cost! Seeing the sites of the city is a start, but when you want to entertain your family but not spend a lot, work your way through this list.

Zoos  always captivate visitors with expansive, striking creatures from all parts of the world. Come take part in our two beautiful and engaging zoos: The Minnesota Zoo, and Como Park Zoo and Conservatory. Learn more about each below.