Visit Mall of America® or find other family-friendly things to do in Bloomington

Choose a room or suite at the Country Inn & Suites in Bloomington to stay near popular Twin Cities attractions like the Minneapolis Institute of Art and Hyland Lake Park Reserve. Looking for things to do with the kids? Head to Historic Fort Snelling, the Science Museum of Minnesota, and the Minnesota Zoo, all less than 10 miles from our hotel. For some outdoor adventures, you can escape to the wilderness at Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge and hike to the beautiful waterfall at Minnehaha Falls Regional Park. If you’re in Bloomington for some retail therapy, walk to the neighboring Mall of America® via the skyway over Killebrew Drive, or ride our complimentary shuttle.

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Minneapolis Institute of Art

7.59 mi / 12.21 km from the hotel
Stroll through the Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA) to view a collection that spans millennia, styles, and the globe, from ancient objects to contemporary works by Minnesotan artists. Admission is free.

Hyland Lake Park Reserve

6.61 mi / 10.64 km from the hotel
Hike around the lake or let your kids roam on the extensive playground at this popular park in the middle of downtown Bloomington. Other amenities include the Hyland Hills Ski Area, the Richardson Nature Center, and a disc golf course.

Historic Fort Snelling

4.14 mi / 6.66 km from the hotel
Located near the junction of the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers, Fort Snelling has hosted fur traders, soldiers, and other historical figures since its construction in the early 1820s.

IKEA Twin Cities

0.57 mi / 0.91 km from the hotel
You can spend hours wandering the showrooms as you shop for affordable home goods at IKEA. In addition to its popular Swedish furniture, the store features a café.

Mall of America®

0.27 mi / 0.43 km from the hotel
Revolutionize your shopping experience at one of the world’s largest malls, which features more than 500 stores. This famous retail destination also offers a variety of entertainments such as a theme park, mini golf, and an aquarium.
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Minnehaha Falls Regional Park

4.73 mi / 7.61 km from the hotel
Paved trails and outdoor shelters make this park perfect for families who love to hike and picnic. Walk along Minnehaha Creek to find the beautiful waterfall.

Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge

1.38 mi / 2.22 km from the hotel
Enjoy bird-watching, fishing, hunting, and other outdoor pursuits at this urban oasis along the Minnesota River. Check the event calendar for free programs for the whole family.

Minnesota Zoo

6.19 mi / 9.96 km from the hotel
Set out on an adventure into the wild with more than 4,500 animals to visit. Home to areas such as a lush tropical forest, a marine center, and an animal farm, this zoo is also a leader in conservation.

Science Museum of Minnesota

9.47 mi / 15.24 km from the hotel
Get a healthy dose of learning and fun at this interactive museum featuring the Experiment Gallery, the Giant Astronaut, and the Omnitheater—a 90-foot dome screen showing mesmerizing short films.