Discover all the Fun Things to Do in Bloomington, MN
There's always something fun going on in and around Bloomington, and Sheraton Bloomington Hotel's central location makes it easy to get to all the things to do in our area. Our hotel is close to events and attractions in Bloomington, Minneapolis and other nearby towns in Minnesota. If you prefer to take the train into downtown or Mall of America, we are located just one half mile from the Blue Line, and our hotel's complimentary shuttle is available to take you to and from the train station.
- Braemar Golf Course
- Hennepin Theater District
- Highland Greens Golf Course
- Mall of America
- Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
- Minnehaha Falls
- Minnesota Zoo
- Target Center
- Target Field
- Xcel Energy Center
How To Get Here
Experience all of the exciting shopping options in this part of Minnesota, including the largest shopping mall in the United States, Mall of America, located in Bloomington. Visit other local shopping attractions like Southdale Mall and the Midtown Global Market. Remember, there is no sales tax on clothing in Minnesota!
Distance to Southdale Mall is 3 miles
Spend a day with the family at the Minnesota Zoo, one of the most popular things to do for locals and visitors. This revolutionary zoo was the first of its kind to arrange the animals by living environment, as opposed to species. Minnesota Zoo is home to over 5,000 creatures, and features indoor and outdoor activities, IMAX, walking trails and daily special events.
Distance to Minnesota Zoo is 5.8 miles
Don't miss one of the area's most fun things to do for families, located just minutes from our Bloomington hotel. Within the Mall of America is an entire amusement park, Nickelodeon Universe, as well as Sea Life® Minnesota Aquarium, The Lego Store, American Girl, Crayola Experience, Minigolf, a maze, and more.
Hennepin Theater District
Take in a show in the Hennepin Theater District in Minneapolis. This renowned area is home to many of Minnesota's best theatres, including Guthrie Theater, Orpheum Theatre, Pantages, the Minnesota Opera, and many other options.
Distance to Hennepin Theater District is 11.9 miles
Enjoy a day at the links with our many local courses, just a short distance away from our hotel. Experience local courses in Bloomington including Dwan Golf Club and Highland Greens Golf & Learning Center, Meadowbrook Golf Club in Hopkins or Braemar Golf Course in Edina.
Distance is 2 miles
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
Located near the Walker Art Center, this is one of the largest sculpture gardens in the country with 40 permanent installations and many other temporary pieces that come in and out seasonally. The most popular piece is the Spoonbridge and Cherry and is the centerpiece of the park.
Distance to Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is 11.9 miles
Arts & Culture
One of the most fun things to do in Bloomington is the Works Museum, an interactive science museum designed for kids. Just a short drive away, Minneapolis is home to many world-class museums and performing art centers. View classical fine art at Minneapolis Institute of Arts, contemporary art at the Walker Art Center, visit the Science Museum of Minnesota, Minnesota Children's Museums or any of the other major museums in the area. If you prefer performing arts, there are many choices including The Minnesota Symphony, The Minnesota Opera, Cowles Center and much more.
Distance to Minneapolis Institute of Arts is 11 miles
Parks & Recreation
Nature lovers will find plenty of things to do in Bloomington. Visit Hyland Park Reserve, or spend time at the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge. Enjoy summer fun at nearby Edinborough Park, an upscale park featuring a large swimming pool, a running track and fitness area, and a huge indoor play area. Or take an adventure to Minnehaha Falls, home to a 53-foot waterfall. During the winter, experience Hyland Ski & Snowboard Area, the perfect destination for downhill skiing and snowboarding.
Distance to Edinborough Park is 2.4 miles