Most visitors know all about the stores and amusement park smack in the middle of Bloomington, Minnesota’s Mall of America. But do you know about all of the Mall of America’s secret attractions? There are over 500 destinations within the mall. We’ll help you find the coolest spots, escape the crowds, and fully explore America’s largest shopping center. You can plan a fun activity for a group of friends, a romantic date night, or a family adventure. Read on to find out four unique attractions in the Mall of America:


Make a Grand Escape

There are many ways to make your big ‘escape’ at the Mall of America. The Escape Game and Escape the Room both offer challenges that will outsmart even the keenest of competitors. If you haven’t joined in on the escape room trend yet, the rules are simple: your group or team will be presented with a scenario, a location, and a mission. You’ll need to search for clues that will help you solve your mission in the designated amount of time. Escape rooms provide varying degrees of difficulty, so you can choose what level makes your group feels comfortable. Then you’ll need to work together to pull off your big escape. Even if you don’t figure out the mission in the allotted time period, you’ll still have a blast and want to come back for more!


Catch a Comedy Show

At the House of Comedy on the fourth floor of the Mall of America, you’ll find America’s hottest stand-ups as they pass through Minneapolis. Come for a night filled with laughter and stay for the great food and full bar. You can purchase a dinner and a show package for a full meal and drink service on site. Another option is to eat before the show at one of the Mall of America’s many other dining options. If you’re interested in planning a special occasion, you can also host events and private parties at the comedy club.


Find Your Way through a Mirror Maze

At less than $10/person, the Mall of America’s Mirror Maze is fun for all ages. Navigate through a space of over 2,500 square feet and rely on your navigational smarts to succeed. This is a great activity for groups of all ages. The bright lights, mirrored images, and arched walkways will try to fool you -- are you up for the challenge?


Go Virtual

At SMAAASH you can have an adventure that’s out of this world – in an immersive virtual reality setting. Located on the fourth floor of the Mall of America, SMAAASH offers a go-kart track and gaming. But the most unique feature in SMAAASH is the cutting-edge virtual reality technology that will put you in breathtaking, death-defying situations without ever truly leaving the floor. Built to provoke and entertain, SMAAASH is great for all types of groups - kids, adults, families, and more!


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