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A Midwest Shopping Destination: Take a Weekend to Shop Minnesota
Minnesota has been a Midwest shopping destination since 1956 when Southdale Center opened as the first fully enclosed shopping mall in the U.S. Shopping interest only increased with the opening of Mall of America, the most famous mall in the world. Today, from area shopping districts to local shops along small-town main streets, Minnesota has a unique shopping experience to explore in every region. And you can also save when you shop with no state sales tax on clothes and shoes. With so many places to go, here is a guide for a shopping weekend getaway in the Twin Cities and its surrounding areas.
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Mall of America
Mall of America is the country’s largest shopping and entertainment complex with more than 520 stores to explore. Located in Bloomington, a 20-minute drive from the Twin Cities, there is lots to see, discover, and do at the mall. Weekend visitors can enjoy all the shopping that their hearts desire, but they won’t want to miss out on some stores that are unique to the mall. Alpaca Connection, Love From Minnesota, and Vikings Locker Room are a few Minnesotan favorites. The Mall of America also has a big draw with their Nickelodeon Universe indoor amusement park, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2023, Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium, movie theaters, and a range of restaurants.
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Rosedale Shopping Center
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St. Paul Area
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Other “Can’t Miss” Nearby Shopping Districts
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