Discover Bloomington’s Best Attractions
Vacationers and business travelers alike appreciate the Country Inn & Suites in Bloomington, which offers a convenient shuttle to neighboring Mall of America
and the MSP airport. Ready for some fun outside the mall? Hop on Interstate 494 or Highway 77 to explore Minneapolis sites like Historic Fort Snelling, the Science Museum of Minnesota and the Minnesota Zoo, or escape to the wilderness at Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge.
- Mall of America (adjacent to the hotel)
With everything from an indoor theme park and an aquarium to more than 500 stores and dozens of restaurants, America’s largest shopping mall is a world-class destination.
Phone: +1 (952) 883-8800
- IKEA (1 mile)
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.
Phone: +1 (952) 858-8088
- Historic Fort Snelling (3.2 miles)
Learn about the diverse heritage of Minneapolis at Historic Fort Snelling, where you can watch 19th-century blacksmiths and bakers ply their trade. Be sure to check the schedule at the fort’s visitor center for live musket- and cannon-firing shows.
Phone: +1 (612) 726-1171
- Minnesota Zoo (8 miles)
Want to see African penguins in the Midwest? The Minnesota Zoo is home to more than 4,800 animals, including Amur tigers, wolverines and adorable otters. Let the kids go wild at the Hanifl Family Wild Woods, the zoo’s interactive play area.
Phone: +1 (952) 431-9500
- Science Museum of Minnesota (11 miles)
Whether you want to create a tornado, take the helm of a towboat or pose next to the largest complete Triceratops skeleton in the world, your imagination is the limit at the Science Museum of Minnesota.
Phone: +1 (651) 221-9444
- Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge (1.5 miles)
Enjoy bird-watching, fishing or hunting at this urban oasis along the Minnesota River. Photographers can take advantage of the refuge’s portable photography blinds, available for rent.
Phone: +1 (952) 854-5900
- Minnehaha Regional Park (7.6 miles)
Stroll through the park's Song of Hiawatha Garden, where you can listen to the sounds of a waterfall as you read excerpts from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s famous poem Song of Hiawatha. The park also features a playground, a wading pool, a dog-friendly area and several historical homes.
Phone: +1 (612) 230-6400
- Pedal Minnesota
The state features more than 1,500 miles of paved trails, so be sure to rent a bike and hit the road for a unique view of the area.
- Wells Fargo (adjacent)
- WPS Health Insurance (adjacent)
- Allstate Insurance (less than 1 mile)
- Kaplan Professional (0.3 miles)
- Cypress Semiconductor (0.4 miles)
- CUNA Mutual Group (0.6 miles)
- Polar Semiconductor (0.7 miles)
- ADP (1 mile)
- General Dynamics (1 mile)
- HealthPartners (1 mile)
- National American University (1 mile)
- Ceridian (1.5 miles)
- Panasonic (2 miles)
- U.S. Bank (2 miles)
- Medtronic (5 miles)
- AIG (6 miles)
- Lockheed Martin (6 miles)
- Minneapolis–St. Paul International Airport - MSP (6 miles)
- Ziegler CAT (6 miles)
- Ecolab (7 miles)
- Emerson Electric (11 miles)