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Located near I-494 and the MSP airport, Park Plaza Minneapolis Mall of America in Bloomington offers inviting hotel suites near top Minneapolis attractions. Shop for home décor at IKEA or for new fashions at Mall of America®. You can learn about the area with a tour at Historic Fort Snelling and go bird-watching at Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge. If you’re looking for things to do with your kids, access the light rail near the hotel to reach the Minnesota Zoo and the Science Museum of Minnesota in downtown.

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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.

Xcel Energy Center

9.43 mi / 15.18 km from the hotel
Cheer on the Minnesota Wild NHL team or buy tickets to the hottest shows on tour at Xcel Energy Center. This 650,000-square-foot arena also hosts events ranging from the US Figure Skating Championship to the Republican National Convention.

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

0.56 mi / 0.9 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

4.72 mi / 7.6 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

6.2 mi / 9.97 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

9.46 mi / 15.23 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.