The best Places to go on a first Date in Minneapolis Mn

The best places to go on a first date in Minneapolis, MN

Each of us have favorite places when we are dating. Some of us are convinced that a movie and dinner is a must on a first date. Others can think of nothing more boring than a movie and dinner. I think one of the best places to go is the Mall of America. No, I don’t mean shopping! I mean fun.

The most important reason for the Mall is that it could be any time of year for a MOA date. Minneapolis can be brutally cold, very early in the season and last very long. The Mall is designed to intrique us all. Some will argue that this is not located in Minneapolis, and it’s not, technically. It is located within minutes of Minneapolis, in the city of Bloomington, MN. Once you are at the Mall, there is generous parking and it is free.

The MOA has more than 400 stores, 7 nightclubs, 14 movie theaters, and 50 restaurants. It is the largest indoor mall in the country, with an amusement park in the center of the mall. There is both bus and light-rail service to help those without cars travel easily between the cities and the Mall. Some of the Mall attractions include Underwater Aquarium, Silicon Motor Speedway and New American Girl store. There are hours of sightseeing to be done inside and outside of the Mall.

Here are some fun facts about the Mall (


Minnesota’s 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 Mall of America is .57 of a mile. Spending 10 minutes in every store would take a shopper more than 86 hours to complete there visit to Mall of America. More than 5,000 couples have been married at Mall of America since opening in August of 1992. The 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 Nickelodeon Universe. There are 30,000 live plants and 400 live trees planted in Nickelodeon Universe.

The Mall hours for retail shops are Monday thru Saturday 10 a.m. – 9:30 p. m. and on sunday, 11:00 a.m. til 7 p.m. Here is a list of the hours for both entertainment, movies and restaurants. (

Nickelodeon Universe

Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. 9:30 p.m.
Friday – Saturday 10 a.m. 10 p.m.
Sunday 10:30 a.m. 7:30 p.m.

Times are subject to change. Check the Nickelodeon Universe website for early closings and special events, or call 952-883-8600 for more information.

Underwater Adventures Aquarium Hours

Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. 8 p.m.
Friday – Saturday 9:30 a.m. 8:30 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. 7 p.m.

The aquarium is open one hour past posted closing times. Times are subject to change. Check the Underwater Adventures Aquarium website for early closings and special events.

Theatres at Mall of America Showtimes

Visit Theatres at Mall of America or call 952-854-0074 for showtimes and ticket information.

Holiday Hours:
Nov. 26, 2009 11:00 am 10:30 pm
Dec. 24, 2009 11:00 am 7:30 pm
Dec. 25, 2009 11:00 am 10:30 pm
Dec. 26, 2009 11:00 am 12:30 am
Dec. 31, 2009 11:00 am 12:30 am
Jan. 1, 2010 11:00 am 10:30