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Mall of America – 25 Facts

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Mall of America is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017. About one billion people from around the world have visited the largest shopping and retail entertainment center in Bloomington, Minnesota since it opened Aug.http://rinfo.travelcounsellors.com/au/your-world-better?utm_campaign=Your%20World%20Better&utm_content=World%20of%20Support&utm_medium=eNewsletter%20MREC&utm_source=%20eGlobal 11, 1992.  MOA features 520 stores featuring leading designer brands and no sales tax on clothing or shoes, the largest U.S. indoor theme park and many other leading family attractions, 50 restaurants, over 400 free annual events, two luxury on-site hotels and much more.

Here’s 25 interesting facts on why Mall of America is so unique:

1.15 MILES:

Walking distance around one level of Mall of America

8 ACRES OF SKYLIGHTS:

What allows about 70% of the natural light to enter the Mall

4 OUT OF 10:

Visitors to Mall of America who are tourists

9:

Yankee Stadiums that can fit inside the Mall

27:

Rides and attractions in Nickelodeon Universe®

43:

Boeing 747s that could fit inside the Mall

65:

How many semi-trucks were needed to transport trees to the theme park to create the outdoor feel of an indoor park

70 DEGREES:

Temperature inside Mall of America whether its spring, summer, winter or fall

100+ POUNDS:

Amount of food fed daily to animals at SEA LIFE® Minnesota Aquarium — plus 90 extra pounds on the days the sharks are fed

347:

Statues of Liberty that could lie inside the Mall

400+:

Events held at Mall of America each year

520+:

Stores located in Mall of America

8,700+:

Weddings that have been performed at Mall of America

11,000:

Year-round employees at Mall of America (13,000 during peak periods)

12,750:

On-site parking spaces at Mall of America in two ramps

30,000+:

Live plants in Nickelodeon Universe® — plus 400 live trees climbing as high as 35 feet tall

32,000+:

Tons of trash recycled each year

170,000+:

Legos that have been lost in the LEGO® play area

1.3 MILLION-GALLONS:

Size of the aquarium at SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium

5.6 MILLION:

Square feet of gross building area

40 MILLION:

Visitors annually which is more than the combined populations of North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa…and Canada

174+ MILLION:

Number of rides ridden in the park since opening

$650+ MILLION:

Cost to build Mall of America

NEARLY $2 BILLION:

How much Mall of America generates in economic activity annual for the state of Minnesota

0:

Sales tax on clothing in Minnesota

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