Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau

Convention center
Guest Rooms9,121
Guest rooms at 1 hotel564 guest rooms
Special event venues50
Average room rate$121.00
Daily food cost$71.00
Occupancy rate65%
Tax rate14.275%

Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau


Why Choose Our Destination?

Voted the Best Value City in the U.S. by Meetings & Conventions Magazine, Bloomington is one of Minnesota’s largest cities, just minutes from downtown Minneapolis, Saint Paul and the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport. Located 3 hours or less from the East and West Coasts, Bloomington is a short trip for all attendees. We offer all the advantages of a downtown without the hassle of expensive hotel prices or parking fees. For guest convenience, most Bloomington hotels provide free shuttle service to and from the airport, Mall of America®, and the Metro Transit light rail, which goes from Bloomington to MSP Airport and downtown Minneapolis and Saint Paul. If your attendees drive, it’s even better. Parking is free throughout Bloomington. With over 43 hotels and more than 9,000 rooms, Bloomington has the largest concentration of rooms in Minnesota. We can accommodate groups from 10 to 2,000 for any type of event. Bloomington hotels' experienced hospitality employees are eager and ready to make your event memorable, and most importantly, successful. The Bloomington Convention and Visitors Bureau works with groups of all kinds, including corporate, sports, national associations, state associations, government, tours, fraternal, religious and military. Our personalized services help meetings and events be successful and stress-free. Services include RFP coordination with hotels, an online housing system, and venue recommendations. We also help with site visits, itineraries, and marketing your event to attendees. Our convention services team staffs welcome tables at meetings and events to provide attendees with information about Bloomington. If you’d like to partner with the Bloomington CVB on your upcoming event, copy us on your RFP!

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Distance from airport

  • Minneapolis Saint Paul International Airport

    1.61 km from city center


Local Attractions

Mall of America

Come to Bloomington – home of Mall of America® – with empty suitcases and good shopping shoes. You won’t leave empty handed! Mall of America's new north expansion is now complete. Thanks to $325 million worth of improvements, Mall of America now has 50 new retail stores, added parking for your convenience, a new healthy food market and a 14-story JW Marriott hotel adjacent to the mall. New stores and restaurants include Zara, Anthropologie, TOMS, Margaritaville, and Shake Shack. These new additions, along with everything Mall of America already offers, will make your shopping getaway better than ever. With over 520 stores around the perimeter of a 7-acre amusement park, Nickelodeon Universe®, Mall of America has become the ultimate family destination, catering to both kids and adults. Be sure to check out Nickelodeon Universe, SEA LIFE® Minnesota Aquarium, FlyOver America, and Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy.
60 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN, US 55425

Hyland Lake Park Reserve

Hyland Lake Park Reserve offers breathtaking prairie landscapes and unlimited activities at Hyland Lake, including fishing, swimming, and kayaking. The park also has a large play area, Richardson Nature Center, Hyland Hills Ski Area, an 18-hole disc golf course and a 3-hole disc golf practice area.
10145 Bush Lake Road
Bloomington, MN, US 55438

Metro Blue Line

The Metro Blue Line provides fast, quiet light-rail service to 17 stations from downtown Minneapolis, including at the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Paul International Airport, Bloomington, and Mall of America.

Minnesota Valley Wildlife Refuge

The Minnesota Valley Wildlife Refuge is a nature preserve that offers sanctuary for a range of migrating birds and waterfowl. The refuge features an excellent interpretive center that offers programs and exhibits dedicated to the natural history of the Minnesota River and surrounding areas. As a part of the Minnesota Valley Recreation Area, which is itself part of the system of Minnesota State Parks, the refuge features activities such as cross-country skiing, hiking, and biking on trails that feature bird-watching sites and picnic grounds.
3815 American Blvd E
Bloomington, MN, US 55425

Nickelodeon Universe

Nickelodeon Universe® is located in the center of Mall of America® and will thrill the young and young at heart with more than 30 rides, attractions and entertainment. You'll never know which character you'll run into between rides.
60 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN, US 55425

Normandale Japanese Garden

This beautiful two-acre oasis of beauty and serenity is located right here in Bloomington. Ideal for contemplation and renewal of the spirit and serving as a beautiful and unique location for weddings and photo sessions in the Twin Cities area, the Normandale Japanese Garden is a sight to see and is open year round.
9700 France Avenue South
Bloomington, MN, US 55431

SEA LIFE® Minnesota Aquarium

Come explore and see over 10,000 sea creatures including sharks, rays, sea turtles, seahorses, jellyfish and more at the all-new SEA LIFE® Minnesota Aquarium at Mall of America®.
60 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN, US 55425

Minnesota Zoo

The Minnesota Zoo boasts a lush tropical forest and aviary, marine center, boreal forest, tundra, family farm and over 2,000 animals from around the world!
13000 Zoo Boulevard
Apple Valley, MN, US 55124
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Additional Information

No visit to Bloomington would be complete without exploring Mall of America, the country’s largest retail and entertainment complex. With 520+ stores, 50+ restaurants, and over a dozen attractions, MOA is sure to satisfy every taste. Enjoy free parking, free shuttles and fabulous indoor entertainment, and with no tax on clothing and shoes, leave a little extra room in your luggage for some great buys. In addition to the mall, take advantage of The Big Ticket™, a 3-day bundled attraction pass that gives attendees up to 30% savings on top Mall of America attractions, including Nickelodeon Universe®, SEA LIFE® Minnesota Aquarium, Crayola Experience, and more.