20 Reasons We Love Minnesota
Mall of America
More than 40 million people visit the Mall of America, 10 miles south of Minneapolis, each year. (952) 883-8800; mallofamerica.com
The nation's biggest mall has more than 500 stores, dozens of restaurants, an indoor amusement park, an aquarium and a butterfly garden.
A little planning before your outing will ensure you're not overwhelmed. Go to the mall's website for information on store locations, hours, parking, events and promotions -- and a handy coupon book. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, and leave your coat in the car (the mall is 70 degrees year-round).