Mall of America
- Bloomington, Minnesota 1992
- Site Area : 29 hectares | Total Building Area : approx 390,200 sm
Mall of America is the largest enclosed retail and entertainment complex in the nation. The first hybrid of retail and themed entertainment in the U.S., Mall of America is a “city within a city,” where one can go to high school, get married at a wedding chapel, dance in a nightclub or shop in one of 500 stores. And it attracts 40 million visitors per year, more than Disney World, Graceland and the Grand Canyon combined. Mall of America is anchored by a central park surrounded by four department stores that are connected by four distinct shopping “streets.” Similar to a city’s varied districts, each street has an individual theme and character: lushly landscaped North Garden, international marketplace West Market, cosmopolitan South Avenue and contemporary, high-energy East Broadway. More than 500 stores, 71 restaurants, a 14-screen movie complex and an aquarium surround the largest indoor theme park in the nation, the seven-acre Knotts Berry Farm’s Camp Snoopy. Completely enclosed, Mall of America is protected from Minnesota’s extreme climate so visitors come year-round.