Mall of America®, the nation’s largest retail and entertainment destination, celebrates its 26th birthday


BLOOMINGTON, MN— August 10, 2018

Mall of America, the largest retail and entertainment destination in North America, will celebrate its 26th birthday on August 11. Following a historic 25th birthday celebration, Mall of America celebrated a successful year filled with milestones.


Throughout the past year, Mall of America welcomed 30 new tenants to the 5.6 million square foot property including CMX, a state of the art theater complex, Indochino, Untuckit, Wahlburgers, and Carlos Bakery. In February, Mall of America welcomed more than 1.5 million visitors during the 10-day Super Bowl 52 celebration in Minnesota. Mall of America was home to Radio Row, dozens of event activations, and a first-of-its-kind security and transportation check-in for game day.


“Mall of America is more than just a shopping mall – we are a destination where friends and families come together to create memories and traditions,” said Jill Renslow, Mall of America SVP of Marketing and Business Development. “The future holds many exciting opportunities for Mall of America and we look forward to continuing to bring only the best of retail, entertainment, and dining to our property for guests from all over the world to enjoy.”


Mall of America first opened its doors on August 11, 1992 and welcomed 150,000 people that first day. Since then, the Mall has grown from 4.2 million square feet to 5.6 million square feet. The Mall remains the largest retail and entertainment destination in North America with 520 stores, more than 60 different dining options, a 7-acre theme park Nickelodeon Universe, a 1.3-million-gallon aquarium, an Escape Game, two mini golf courses and several other world-class attractions.


Since 1992 Mall of America has hosted thousands of events including celebrity appearances, autograph signings, and concerts, community organization events, brand activations, and much more. It has been a site for several feature films and television shows. The Mall generates more than $2 billion annually in economic impact for the state of Minnesota and has put Minnesota on the map as a tourist destination attracting more than 40 million guests from all over the world.


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At 5.6 million square feet, Mall of America is the largest shopping and entertainment complex in North America with more than 520 world-class retail stores and restaurants; Nickelodeon Universe, the nation’s largest indoor theme park; SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium; FlyOver America; Crayola Experience; Hard Rock Café; The Escape Game; CMX Cinemas; and more. The Mall opened in 1992 and is in Bloomington, Minn., minutes from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul and adjacent to the MSP International Airport. Follow Mall of America on FacebookTwitter and Instagram, and visit our blog. Download the Mall of America app from the App Store for iOS or Google Play for Android.