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Ultimate Shopping Vacations - Shop Til You Drop
Now honestly, when you think of what would be the ultimate shopping vacation in the United States, what comes to mind? None other than the Mall of America located in Bloomington, Minnesota. The Mall of America is our nations largest retail and entertainment complex with many attractions. There are more than 520 stores all under one roof with restaurants, AMC theaters, night clubs and special events that you won't find anywhere else. Of course you'll need a few days just to see everything the mall has to offer.
Camp Snoopy is the largest indoor family theme park in the nation, inviting guests to take a whirlwind ride on their latest roller coaster, the speeding and spiraling Timberland Twister. The park is home to seven acres of fun with more than 30 remarkable rides and attractions, nine mouth watering places to eat, plenty of entertainment and shopping. This theme park is a load of fun for the kids.
The Lego Imagination Center provides four stories of LEGO fun. Plenty to play with, see and buy. See more than 90 full-size LEGO models, including dinosaurs, astronauts and the world's largest animated interactive LEGO clock tower. This LEGO Center is truly amazing and a must see.
Underwater Adventures is the ultimate place for adventure. Imagine traveling 14 feet under water where sharks, stingrays and giant sea turtles that swim so close, you'll feel like you can reach out and touch them. With over 1.2 million gallons of water, this aquarium features a 300 foot-long curved tunnel, complete with a moving walkway that simulates a scuba diving adventure - but without getting wet. Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to touch a real shark? Find out at Starfish Beach and take "The Plunge" in a virtual submarine ride. With over 4,500 living sea creatures, see why Underwater Adventure was voted "Worlds Best Shark Encounter" by Discovery's travel channel.
At Jillians you will eat, drink and play. This Video Café features over 16 giant screen TVs for optimal sports viewing and a new menu with an eclectic blend of insatiable appetizers, delicious entrees and yummy desserts. The 9-Ball Lounge has tournament quality billiard tables. The Amazing Games Room is filled to the rafters with the latest electronic and simulation games. Hi-Life Lanes is an over the top multi-media bowling alley and many other dining and entertainment venues including dancing.
Try NASCAR if you've got a need for speed, satisfy it here! The roar of 700 horse power engines and 195 mile per hour speeds are all part of this electrifying, high tech indoor stock car racing competition. Slide into the cockpit of a professional stock car and speed off! This is stock car racing as real as it gets!
Four nightclubs combine to make America Live. America's Original Sports Bar, Lt'l Ditty's, Flashbaxx and Players offer everything from pool, karaoke, live bands, dancing and dueling pianos. This great selection of nightclubs offers something for everyone.
Step into the world of a fighter pilot at ACES Flight Simulation. Here you can fly the US Navy's F-18 Hornet jet fighter or the legendary WWII P-51 Mustang. These flight simulators faithfully replicate piloting the actual aircraft. Experience the intensity of aerial combat against your friends and see what it's like to land aboard an aircraft carrier.
While you're in Minnesota, check out all the attractions Minnesota has to offer. Tour the Twin Cities noted for its array of intriguing theater, fine orchestras, art museums and a sculpture garde. Pacific Place is downtown and features premier shopping, dining and entertainment centers. Come enjoy shopping with some of our nations best stores including: Tiffany & Co., MaxMara and Coach along with J. Crew, Chico's, Ann Taylor, Helly Hanson, L'Occitane, Pottery Barn, Barnes & Noble and Williams-Sonoma. Take time to enjoy the 11- screen AMC Theatre complex. Cross the Skybridge Connection to the flag ship Nordstrom store and lots of affordable parking. It's a place for fashion, food and film.
Let's not forget about the ultimate shopping vacation you can experience from the comfort of you own home. The most addictive of all shopping experiences: eBay. Where you can find cherished items that stores stopped selling, from that doll you wanted as a child to that hard to get collectable's.