Get a quick overview of the nation's largest shopping mall and its indoor amusement park before exploring on your own
Before you dive into the Mall of America for the first time to explore its 500+ stores, 50+ restaurants, full-size indoor family amusement park, underwater sea aquarium, live entertainment and nightclubs, take 1 hour for a quick, private orientation for you and your party. Your mega-mall adventure will be more fun and a better experience. . . especially if your time is limited at this busy and often crowded destination.
Visiting the Mall of America and Nickelodeon Universe amusement park for the first time? Traveling with a family or group whose varied interests can be a challenge to coordinate? Some want to shop, some want to dine, and some want to scream while riding an indoor roller-coaster? This 1-hour orientation will help you wrangle everyone, set a shopping itinerary and point you on your way with a plan.
Your tour may also include an orientation of the Twin Cities' popular light rail transit system. The train can whisk you in minutes from the Mall of America to/from downtown Minneapolis and beyond.
We'll meet at the Mall of America level one North Entry and talk about your group's interests and list of must-see attractions. Then I'll guide you into parts of the mall and amusement park, carefully describing your options, explaining the amusement ride's ticketing logistics, identifying great dining spots and suggesting best times to eat, and directing avid shoppers to their fave destinations. If desired, we'll become acquainted with the light rail transit station under the mall with a demonstration of how to cheaply ride the train to the nearby airport or downtown Minneapolis.
This private indoor orientation is helpful at any time of day and is not weather-dependent. The overview can be easily adjusted to accommodate your personal schedule.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Suggested by Guide: Typically, we'll meet at the Mall of America Level 1 North Entry. Other meet locations at the Mall of America can be easily arranged.
Duration: 1 hour
This walking orientation will be on flat terrain and will include some escalators or elevators. In addition to a casual walking pace there can be brief stops to sit, if desired. Comfortable walking shoes are suggested. Strollers, wheelchairs, electronic carts and shopping carts are available for rent from the mall. Please inquire for details or to make advance arrangements.
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
1 USD - All shops, restaurants and attractions at Mall of America accept credit cards. It will not be necessary to have lots of cash on-hand.
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks