Mall of America Facts


  • Cost to build – $650 million
  • Economic impact – Mall of America contributes more than $1.8 billion in economic impact activity annually to the state of Minnesota
  • Gross leasable space – 2.5 million square feet
  • Gross building area – 4.2 million square feet
  • Number of stores – More than 520
  • Sit-down restaurants – 20
  • Fast food restaurants – 30
  • Specialty food stores – 36
  • Movie screens – 14
  • Employees – 11,000 year-round, 13,000 during summers and holidays
  • Parking spaces – 12,550 on-site
  • Walking distance around one level – .57 miles
  • Total store front footage – 4.3 miles
  • Key attractions include Nickelodeon Universe┬«, Underwater Adventures┬« Aquarium, LEGO┬« Imagination Center, Dinosaur Walk Museum, A.C.E.S. Flight Simulation, NASCAR Silicon Motor Speedway, Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Nordstrom and Sears.

Did you know?

  • 258 Statues of Liberty could lie inside the Mall
  • If Mount Rushmore was divided into individual monuments, a president could reside in each of the Mall’s four courts
  • Mall of America is big enough to hold 32 Boeing 747s
  • Seven Yankee Stadiums can fit inside Mall of America
  • If a shopper spent 10 minutes browsing at every store, it would take them more than 86 hours to complete their visit to Mall of America
  • There is no sales tax on clothing in Minnesota


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