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Explore the Nickelodeon Universe for a fun-filled day with your family. Get up close and personal with your favorite characters, enter the Danny Phantom Ghost Zone, and enjoy rides like the Balloon Race and Avatar Airbender.
If you like to shop, eat, people-watch, ride roller coasters, play with Legos and listen to music, then this is the place for you. From the largest indoor theme park in the country, Nickelodeon Universe, (30 rides and attractions and counting) to more than 400 specialty stores, major department stores, Legoland, a flight simulation center, 14-screen movie theater and Sea Life Aquarium - among others - there is enough to keep a tourist (or a local!) busy for a week. More than 50 dining options include national favorites like Ruby Tuesday and Benihana, along with more local chains like Masu Sushi & Robata.
Experience optical illusions and mind-boggling reflections at the Amazing Mirror Maze. True to its name, this 2500 square-foot (232 square-meter) labyrinth of glass and mirrors is one of the largest of its kind in the world.
Watch the latest Hollywood blockbusters at this comfortable theater. There's even a screening room for those 21 and older where guests can enjoy alcoholic drinks while they watch a movie.
Attached to Bloomington's Radisson Hotel is the city's prominent tourist attraction- Water Park of America. The indoor water park is known for its thrilling rides and exciting water activities. An adventurous place for kids of all ages, some of the rides are Fort Snorkeling, the Flowrider for surfers, the Lake of the Woods, St. Croix River, Lake Superior Wave Pool, family raft ride- Eagles Nest and the Royal Hot Tubs. There is also a gaming arcade sprawling over 5,800 square feet (538,8376 square meters) which has over 75 interactive games for children and parents alike.
Nestled on the southern edge of the Twin Cities is one of the few urban wildlife refuges in the country. It offers visitors a rare chance to see natural habitat without venturing far from the city. The 8,000-acre reserve runs along the banks of the Minnesota River. The visitors center provides spectacular views of the river valley. There are a number of hiking and biking trails, prime bird watching spots overlooking the valley and picnic grounds that crisscross the Refuge. Admission to the visitor center and the reserve is free.
A great place to hike, bike, ski, fish, canoe or just take in nature, Fort Snelling State Park offers a wealth of outdoor activities. Filled with trails that link Minnehaha Park and the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, other attractions here include Gun Club Lake, Snelling Lake, and Pike Island, which sits at the convergence of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers. The park also hosts numerous events, and one popular trail leads hikers to the historic Fort Snelling. A day-use only park, visitors should consider beginning their visit with a trip to the Thomas C. Savage Visitor Center.
Lake Nokomis is the southernmost of the lakes in the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes. Connected to the other lakes via Minnehaha Creek, this popular scenic lake boasts a busy beach, comfortable picnic area and great urban fishing. Like the other lakes, Nokomis has its share of sailboats and canoes dotting the water. The 2.7 miles of paved paths invite walkers, joggers, bikers and inline skaters to leisurely travel its boundary. This lake seems to be especially popular with the high school crowd, perhaps due to its proximity to many family-populated neighborhoods.