Mall of America! Top of the Line Family Vacation Destination! #MOARocks

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Mall of America LogoSummer is here and it’s time for vacation season.  If you don’t already have your summer vacation planned I have a GREAT idea for you.  I was lucky enough to visit a lot of different places on our recent Epic RV Blogger Tour.  We had so much fun and saw some fantastic areas of the country.  Our VERY Favorite stop on our tour was Mall of America!

When we got our itinerary for the tour, Mall of America was on the list.  I had heard of Mall of America, but I had never really looked into it.  I didn’t know anything about it at all.  We had an entire day scheduled and I wasn’t sure how we were going to spend all that time at a Mall.  Or frankly, why we would even want to.

So what is Mall of America?

Boy oh Boy!!!  This is NO ORDINARY MALL!!  One day?  I am sure we could have easily spent a week there!  Amazing!

Mall of America Top of the Ferris Wheel

The first thing I have to mention is Nickelodeon Universe!!  We spent HOURS here.  We had so much fun riding the rides.  This is the largest indoor theme park in the United States.  It has tons of trees and so many fun attractions.  I kept forgetting that we were in a mall.  We could have easily spent an entire day riding rides and playing here.

Mall of America RidesMy girls loved the smaller rides and of course my husband loved the BIG roller coasters!  I even tried the Backyardiagans Sing-A-Long!  They are putting in a zip line this year and they have some really cool and crazy rides.  I LOVED the Log Chute.  We got Soaked!!  This is a top of the line amusement park!

Mall of America Swings

The thing that I love the most about Mall of America is it’s family friendly atmosphere.  They have made it a family destination for sure.

Mall of America CollageWe were lucky enough to check out their newest attraction.  The Barbie Dreamhouse Experience!  My girls were in HEAVEN!  If you get a chance to go, I HIGHLY recommend it.

Mall of America Barbie

After The Dreamhouse we went to my favorite exhibit.  The Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium.  It was truly an amazing experience.  I loved walking through the tunnels in the aquarium and being “thisclose” to sharks.

Mall of America SharkAfter a crazy long trip and a super busy day.  I could have just stared at the jellyfish for hours.

Mall of America Jellyfish

Of course my girls loved it too.

Mall of America AquariumMy hubby’s favorite part was getting to check out Paradise Pen Company.  He is addicted to Pens!  And this was truly his paradise.

Mall of America Jason and PenWe really wish we would have had more time at Mall of America.  There was still so much to do.  We barely scratched the surface.  We didn’t get to do much shopping at all!  But our favorite stores were LEGO Land, American Girl, and of course Paradise Pen.

We can’t wait to go back.  Minnesota was beautiful and the people couldn’t have been nicer.  We were told of all the amazing things there are to do in the area around the Mall (I’ll save that for a later post) and we also found out that they are expanding to include a waterpark!!

Make sure to add Mall of America to your bucket list!  Take your family!  You won’t regret it!  My kids didn’t want to leave!

Mall of America Family

You can find out so much more about the Mall of America on their website.  Make sure to follow them on FacebookTwitter and Instagram 

They even use the hashtag  to share details on the best places to park each day.  Just don’t take 16 RV’s and you shouldn’t have a problem finding a place to park!  Ha!

RV line at Mall of AmericaDisclaimer:  I was given free passes to all the attractions in my review.  As always, all opinions are my own.

 

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16 Comments

  • What an awesome idea! I had never thought of mall of America as a vacation spot until you mentioned it. I need to seriously look into it. We are always looking for new places to travel too. Thanks for the idea keep them coming. I love all the pics and ideas of things to do there. Makes it a lot easier for me than doing all the research and guessing what might be fun! Thanks again!

  • Okay it was SO fun watching your instagram feed with all your stops. I’ve always wanted to go to the Mall of America but now I think I’m bumping it up in my vacy priority list. looks like such a blast with the little guys

  • Absolutely love this post! I am always trying to let people know how great The Mall of America is and you just don’t quite get it until you see pics. I love your pictures, especially the one of your kiddos holding onto their daddy’s legs. Looks like your girls had a blast! I have been there once and I loved it. I can’t wait to go back. You could really spend a week or more there. They just have endless fun activities for kids and adults. Definitely the best mall ever! Thanks for the post, can’t wait to read about your next adventure!

  • When i was in elementary school, my best friend went there. I was SO jealous for years. I always begged my parents to take me, but they never did. I’m gonna have to take my kids to make up for what I missed out on.

  • What a place, I didn’t know MOA was so large and had so many fun things to do. We have been to the Midwest, but never took the time to research it out. Looks like we need to make a stop the next time we are out there. Thanks for sharing this, would not have know about it otherwise.

  • Looks like it is a great place for kids. I have younger children and honestly, I would never have thought that the Mall of America would work for them. It looks like there is a ton of fun thing to do. You have given us some great ideas. Thanks!!

  • Wow! I had never thought of Mall of America as a destination before but now I’m changing my mind. It looks like so much fun! I know my boys would love the Nickelodeon park and Legoland. And even though I don’t have girls, I would for sure love American Girl!

  • What a fun place! I would love to take my family there. Great pictures and thoughts about it too. Thanks for the ideas!!

  • Mall of America is for sure on my bucket list but I had no idea that they had all those rides in it. I might need to do a family vacation there. But not in an RV!!!!!! HaHaHaHa I love the last pic of your girls hugging Jason’s legs. Too cute.

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