Do you love to shop? If you answered “yes,” then you need to head to Minnesota and check out all of the amazing shopping opportunities, including outlet shopping. While Minnesota may be the last place you consider when you think about designer fashions, the state is home to some of the biggest and best malls in the country, including the Mall of America.
If you want to get the best deals on everything from designer fashions to furniture, you should visit the outlet malls in Minnesota. With discounts of as much as 70%, you will be able to buy a lot more than you planned while spending a lot less money. If you live in Minnesota, you probably already know where the best outlet malls are. For those of you who are planning on traveling to Minnesota in the near future, here are a few of the outlet malls you need to visit:
—Albertville Premium Outlets – With 98 stores and three restaurants, this is a mall you need to plan on spending a day at. You will find great savings on some of your favorite brand names, including Bose, Famous Footwear Outlet, Corningware Corelle Revere, Journeys, Lane Bryant Outlet, Old Navy Outlet, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Gymboree Outlet, and many more. Enjoy a snack or a meal at Mrs. Fields/TCBY, Subway, or Oasis Food and Drinks.
—North Branch Outlets – This is a smaller mall but still a must see. You can find designer fashions and brand name products at 31 stores, including Ashley Furniture Outlet, Gap Outlet, Carter’s, Levi’s Outlet, Rue 21, Toys R Us, and many more. You can take a break and have a bite to eat at Burger King or Denny’s Classic Diner.
—Medford Outlet Center – Here you will find great discounts at 33 stores. You can shop for quality leather clothing at Wilson’s Leather, find clothing for the whole family at the Old Navy Outlet, and get great deals on shoes at Payless ShoeSource. The only downside to this mall is that there are no restaurants or other dining options.
The Mall of America
Anyone who loves to shop must visit the Mall of America. It is located right in the middle of everything and next to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport. More than 50 area hotels and motels offer free shuttle service to the mall, where you can shop at more than 400 stores. But, this is more than just a place to shop. This is a mall that is a complete entertainment center for the entire family. Even if you are with people who don’t really like to shop too much, they are sure to be able to find something fun and exciting to do. Children and adults alike will love the A.C.E.S. Flight Simulator, where they get a chance to “fly” modern and classic fighter planes. Other attractions include:
—Moose Mountain Adventure Golf – This is an 18-hole miniature golf course that your whole family can enjoy. Play in a setting that has the feel of the north woods in days of old, where there are even life-sized moose, horses, and other animals. This course is fully accessible for everyone.
—Amazing Mirror Maze – Have you ever been to a house of mirrors at a fair? Well, this is even better. Here you will work your way through one of the largest mirror mazes in the world, and you never know what you are going to find around every corner.
Whether you want to get great deals at outlet stores or check out the many attractions and adventures at the Mall of America, Minnesota is a great place to be. In addition to amazing shopping, you will find many awesome attractions in Minnesota, including the Nickelodeon Universe and the Minnesota Aquarium.