Nickelodeon Universe® is located in the heart of Mall of America (MOA), one of the largest shopping centres in the world, and features over 30 exhilarating rides for the whole family.

Nickelodeon Universe has seven acres of unique attractions and entertainment including meeting the Nick characters such as Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob SquarePants, experiencing spine-tingling rides and zipping along on America's longest indoor zipline – Barnacle Blast.

The Mall is also home to SEA LIFE® Minnesota Aquarium with thousands of sea creatures, including sharks, sea turtles, rays, jellyfish, seahorses. New for 2019 is Brave the Rainforest! Come face to fear with creepy cockroaches, hungry piranha, curious crocs and more at the new “Brave the Rainforest” adventure. This two-and-a-half-storey adventure will challenge you to brave new animal encounters never before seen at the Aquarium.

FlyOver America is a flight simulation ride that brings guests on a breath-taking, aerial tour of some of the greatest landmarks and regions throughout the United States in virtual flight technology. The ride is a fully immersive experience including wind, mist and even scents while soaring across some of America's most spectacular sights.

There's also plenty of fun to be had outside MOA at Minnesota Zoo, where cutting-edge exhibits provide exciting experiences with animals and their habitats introducing guests to species from around the globe. Education programmes engage audiences at the Zoo, throughout the region, and around the world and conservation programmes protect endangered species and preserve critical ecosystems. 

Great Wolf Lodge Minnesota is just ten minutes' walk from MOA and the resort features a variety of entertainment designed specifically for children and families including a 75,000 square-foot indoor water park which includes Fort Mackenzie - a multi-level interactive water fort tree house with a massive tipping water bucket, Crooked Creek lazy river, Slap Tail Pond wave pool, River Canyon Run family raft ride, along with high thrill water slides and water features for toddlers

The Great Wolf Adventure Park is a full-service family entertainment centre featuring the Howlers Peak Ropes Course, Ten Paw mini bowling, Northern Lights Arcade, and a multi-story rock wall.

Hyland Lake Park Reserve is the place to be in the summer. The park is a scenic retreat in the heart of Bloomington. Hyland Lake Park offers breath-taking prairie landscapes and a major body of water as well as a large play area, the Richardson Nature Centre, an 18-hole disc golf course and a 3-hole disc golf practice area. With so much to do, this park has endless opportunities for outdoor fun and not to mention miles of trials for biking and hiking. 

The Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge is one of only four urban wildlife refuges in the US. Because of its location along the Mississippi Flyway, the Wildlife Refuge is an excellent location to spot over 200 bird species including the American eagle. Other activities available include fishing, boating, snowmobiling, hiking and biking.

For more information, visit www.bloomingtonmn.org