Why Choose Our Destination?
Voted the Best Value City in the US by Meetings & Conventions Magazine, Bloomington is one of Minnesota’s largest cities, just minutes from downtown Minneapolis, St. Paul and the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport. Located 3 hours or less from the East and West Coasts, Bloomington is just 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 and free transportation to Mall of America®. 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 & Visitors Bureau can help eliminate much of the work that comes along with planning a meeting or event of any kind. With access and information to the hotels in Bloomington, the BCVB can do the legwork in finding the hotels and venues that will best fit your specific needs. Rather than spending the time and effort contacting the hotels and searching on their websites to research their amenities, submit a single Request for Proposal on our website. We will then take your information and pass it on to the hotels that would be suitable for your event. Hotels will respond with their proposals and you decide who to use. Serving as the marketing arm for Bloomington, Minnesota, the Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau aggressively markets the city, area attractions, and the surrounding communities to visitors around the world. Bloomington caters to many meetings and groups: corporate, sports, national associations, state associations, government, tours, fraternal, religious and military. The BCVB offers a wide array of personalized services for more successful and stress-free meetings and events, so whether you’re traveling to Bloomington on business or for pleasure, it is your information resource, offering the following free services: • Online Housing System • Online Request For Proposal or bid (RFP) • Venue recommendations • Bid presentation materials • Liaison to hotels and customers • Connect your event with Mall of America® • Coordination of site visits • Bloomington destination video • Bloomington sports video • Bloomington photos • Publicity • Welcome packets • Sample itineraries • Entertainment options • Dignitary welcome letters • Referrals for registration services • Discount rental cars & vans • City tour contacts • Assistance finding speakers, entertainment, audio/visual, catering and transportation To help boost your attendance and delight meeting delegates, take advantage of the many complimentary services the Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau offers. We can assist you by providing free brochures and information on area attractions, special events, restaurants and area maps. • Special event landing page providing attendees with event details • Complimentary visitor guides • Bloomington maps • Activities & attractions information • Restaurant fuide • Mall of America® map • Exclusive Macy's discount No visit to Bloomington would be complete without exploring Mall of America®, the country’s largest indoor retail and entertainment complex. With 520 stores, including anchor stores Macy’s, Nordstrom and Sears, and 50 restaurants, 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. View our meetings brochure: https://issuu.com/bloomingtonmn/docs/2016_sales_brochure?e=27624178/42668151
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Distance from Airport
- Minneapolis Saint Paul International Airport
1.61 km from City Center
Mall of America
IMAX Theatre at the Minnesota Zoo
SEA LIFE® Minnesota Aquarium
Minnesota Valley Wildlife Refuge
In addition to the mall, take advantage of The Big Ticket™, a 3-day bundled Minnesota attractions pass that gives attendees up to a 30% savings on top Twin Cities attractions with added Bloomington and Mall of America® discounts and values. Once your ticket has been scanned at the first attraction you are allowed to visit each attraction one time within three days. The Big Ticket™ is valid at any of the six Twin Cities attractions listed below. Nickelodeon Universe Nickelodeon Universe is the country’s largest indoor amusement park–located in the heart of Mall of America®! Enjoy seven acres of excitement including more than 30 thrilling rides and much more. SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium at Mall of America® brings you closer than ever before to more than 10,000 sea creatures, including sharks, rays, sea turtles, seahorses, jellyfish, and more! New features include the Atlantis Temple, home to two Giant Green sea turtles, thousands of new sea creatures and a ray lagoon featuring stingrays. Science Museum of Minnesota A nine-story domed Omnitheater with the world’s biggest Triceratops. Minnesota Zoo Journey to exotic lands and experience more than 2,000 animals from around the world! The Minnesota Zoo is home to a lush tropical forest and aviary, a marine center, boreal forest, tundra and a family farm. IMAX Theatre at the Minnesota Zoo Treat your senses to the most powerful and captivating movie experience yet created. IMAX takes you on an adventure that takes your breath away and gets your pulse racing. METRO Blue Line Hop on the Blue Line for easy access to downtown. Catch a Twins game at Target Field, a show at the Guthrie Theater or check out one of the many museums, restaurants, or parks. METRO Green Line runs from Minneapolis to St. Paul, to where the Science Museum of Minnesota and the Xcel Energy Center are located.