Question for the Midwesterners
- Hi everybody,I know we know have a really large number of people
in this group, and I'm curious to know if anybody is
from Chicago, or at least the state of Illinois.Yvette
- Wow, this is amazing.
I couldn't get past the fact
that there's a high school in it
A guy I know told me that it's definitely
like a small town in that it has "ritsy"
parts to it and low-quality shady parts too.
[[[RE: Cool, anywhere near Mall of America?
I heard that mall is so big,
it is its own city. lol]]]
The Mall of America is in
Bloomington near the airport.
It has in it an amusement park, a small
high school, a water park and all the
stores and restaurants you could think of.
There is also an aqaurium that you can
see sharks, eels and other fish swimming
above your head and around you as
you walk underneath their tank.
The octopus is the smartest animal in
the aqaurium--if you throw a ball to
him he will throw it back, he also
plays with "Mr. Potato Head".
There is also a wedding chapel in the MOA and
every year they have a big, huge wedding
where hundreds of couples get married.
The daycare in MOA is a fun too--
its a giant jungle gym with video
games and everything a kid could love
(its amazing the staff is even
able to find the kids at all!).
Have a GREAT Day-- Lynn
Some Fun Facts About the Mall of America:
* Mall of America is the largest,
fully enclosed retail and family
entertainment complex in the U.S.
* Seven Yankee Stadiums
would fit inside Mall of America.
* Mall of America's 13,300 short tons of
steel is nearly twice the amount in the Eiffel Tower.
* Walking distance around one level
of all of America is .57 of a mile.
* Spending 10 minutes in every store
would take a shopper more than 86 hours
to complete their visit to Mall of America.
* More than 4,200 couples have been married
at Mall of America since opening in August of 1992.
* Mall of America is located on the former
Metropolitan Sports Stadium which was home
to the Minnesota Vikings and Twins.
Home plate can be found in Camp Snoopy.
* There are 30,000 live plants and
400 live trees planted in The Park at MOA.
The Mall of America near
Minneapolis, MN has over 500 stores.
It does not have a heating system.
It relies on the heat from the lighting,
the sunroof and all the people.
It has its own zip code.
It has four Gaps and an amusement park.
It draws 40 million visitors each year;
more than Disney World, Graceland
and the Grand Canyon combined.
The Mall of America is an international
tourist attraction - more than one third
of visitors come from over 150 miles away.
Airlines offer travel and shopping package
deals to shoppers from Germany, Japan,
Switzerland, England and Australia.
Only five miles away from the Mall
of America is the Southdale mall.
It was the first enclosed shopping mall ever,
opening less than 50 years ago (October 8, 1956).
The world's largest shopping mall is the
West Edmonton Mall in Alberta, Canada.