Bloomington is active and alive…even in the heart of a Minnesota winter. You won’t notice the cold while strolling through the 520 stores in the Mall of America or experiencing one of the many exciting events the “MOA” hosts throughout the year. The city blooms each spring and summer with popular outdoor destinations such as the Minnesota Valley National Valley Wildlife Refuge and Richardson Nature Center. The entire family will enjoy the Hyland Play Area as it offers visitors of all ages and abilities the opportunity to climb, swing, hang and slide through nature. With something for everyone, every month of the year, Bloomington seems to have it all.