Explore Nature Close to Hotel's Location by Mall of America
With a location off I-494 and Highway 77 and across from one of the country's largest shopping destinations, the Country Inn & Suites in Bloomington is the perfect starting point for trips to Minneapolis. While staying with us, venture into downtown for bustling streets filled with delicious eats, brand-name stores and exciting entertainment options. If you prefer the great outdoors to city life, you'll appreciate the variety of natural attractions, such as the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, that are within a short drive of the hotel's property. Since we're right by the Mall of America
, our guests are also just steps away from shopping, dining and family-friendly fun. In addition to its location near the Mall of America, the hotel is close to these attractions:
- IKEA (1 mile)
Decorate your home with modern, affordable designs from this huge Swedish superstore, which offers a show room and a delicious café.
Phone: +1 (952) 858-8088
- Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge (1.5 miles)
Escape to the lush landscape of this 14,000-acre stretch of marshland, where visitors can snap photos of wildlife, enjoy fishing and hunting or bring binoculars to birdwatch.
Phone: +1 (952) 854-5900
- Historic Fort Snelling (3.2 miles)
Dating back to the early 1800s, Historic Fort Snelling is a great spot for those who love to learn more about the past. Guests can tour each section of the site, speaking with costumed actors who can shed light on what life was like 200 years ago.
Phone: +1 (612) 726-1171
- Minnesota Zoo (8 miles)
Open almost every day of the year, the Minnesota Zoo is an AZA-accredited facility that features 4,000 animals representing 546 different species. You'll see everything from penguins and tigers to bald eagles and flamingos.
Phone: +1 (952) 431-9200
- Science Museum of Minnesota (11 miles)
Make science fun at this expansive, 370,000-square-foot structure, boasting a location in the bluffs, which overlook the Mississippi River. Your children will love the hands-on exhibits, the space movies in the Omnitheater and the massive dinosaur skeletons.
Phone: +1 (651) 221-9444
- Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board
When you're ready to explore the outdoors, the “City of Lakes” offers plenty of opportunities. Enjoy activities like fishing, boating, canoeing and hiking at one of the parks and flourishing neighborhoods in the Minneapolis area.
- Pedal Minnesota
Experience the beauty of our state by biking on some of the 1,500 miles of paved trails. The Pedal Minnesota campaign encourages cycling throughout Minnesota and provides information about the trails as well as municipal bike racks and world-class shops. Visit the Pedal Minnesota website or the hotel's local transportation page to plan your ride.
Nearby businesses include:
- ADP (1 mile)
- Allstate Insurance (less than 1 mile)
- American International Group (6 miles)
- Ceridian (less than 1 mile)
- Cuna Mutual (less than 1 mile)
- Cypress Semiconductor(less than 1 mile)
- Ecolab (7 miles)
- Emerson Electric (11 miles)
- General Dynamics (1 mile)
- HealthPartners (1 mile)
- Kaplan Professional Schools (adjacent)
- Lockheed Martin (6 miles)
- Medtronic (5 miles)
- National American University (less than 1 mile)
- Panasonic (2 miles)
- Polar Fab (less than 1 mile)
- US Bank (2 miles)
- Wells Fargo (adjacent)
- WPS Health Insurance(adjacent)
- Ziegler Inc. (6 miles)