Mall of America

Mall of America

The Unofficial Guide to Mall of America in a store near you in 2016

The Unofficial Guide to Mall of America is the first of its kind. Never before has a guidebook been written about the Mall of America, and there is no better time than now. Thanks to the latest expansion, more shoppers than ever will be venturing to the mall to see, explore, shop, and play. The mall which welcomes more than 40 million visitors each year, features 50 restaurants, more than 520 shops, a 1.2-million-gallon aquarium, and 27 theme park rides.18_PineapplePoppers

“Overwhelming” is the term newcomers use to describe Mall of America, and they are often surprised to find the number of choices when it comes to food, shopping, and things to do. The Unofficial Guide to Mall of America offers guidance to help mall visitors to have the best experience possible by assisting them through the entire process, from finding the right hotel, making the decision whether or not to rent a car or use the hotel shuttle. The various attractions are laid out and analyzed so that Mall of America goers can decide what activities will enhance their experience and which are simply tourist traps.

8_WestMarketIn addition to ranking and describing the stores and restaurants in Mall of America, The Unofficial Guide to Mall of America offers insight and tips that will make the visit fun for those looking for a general Mall of America experience but also highlight things for people with special interests. For example, sports fans won’t want to miss the Metropolitan Stadium’s Home Plate Pack and Red Chair on the Nickelodeon Universe wall marking Harmon Killebrew’s record-breaking homerun. Shoppers with a sweet tooth will enjoy discovering where free candy samples can be found. Parents will benefit to learn where to find diaper-changing stations, nursing locations, and weekly family-themed events, including Toddler Tuesday and Free Family Flicks on Saturdays. Fitness enthusiasts will be happy to learn that one lap around the MOA is .57 mile and that Mayo Clinic Mile maps are available for marking 1 mile, 5k, and 10k walking paths.27_SpongebobPatrick

Filled with insider tips and perspective, readers will feel comfortable preparing for and navigating the Mall of America while making the most of their time and money. Because Mall of America is more than retail, The Unofficial Guide to Mall of America rates and unveils all the mall has to offer, including restaurants, attractions, and annual events.

About the author: Beth Blair knows Mall of America inside and out. She is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers, co-owner of the award-winning, and lives in Lakeville, MN.

The Unofficial Guide to Mall of America is available where all good books are sold.


  1. Angel Houseworth October 26, 2023Reply

    I would like to have information on these please

    • Liliane Opsomer October 26, 2023Reply

      I appreciate your interest, but the book is no longer published.

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