Bloomington is located just minutes from the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport, Minneapolis and St. Paul. Home of the Mall of America® and 38 hotels, it's the perfect location for your next meeting.
The Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau helps reduce the workload related to planning a meeting or event of any kind. With access and information to the Bloomington hotels, the BCVB can do the legwork in finding the locations that will best meet your needs. Instead of spending much time and effort contacting the hotels and searching on their websites to research their amenities, submit one Request for Proposal on our website. We then pass it on to the hotels that would be suitable for your event, and hotels will respond with proposals. You can then view and compare proposals and select the hotel you would like to use.
As the marketing arm for Bloomington, Minnesota, the Bloomington CVB aggressively markets the city, area attractions, and the surrounding communities to visitors worldwide. Bloomington caters to many meetings and groups such as Corporate, Sports, National Associations, State Associations, Government, Tours, Fraternal, Religious and Military. The BCVB offers a variety of services for more successful and stress-free meetings and events, so whether you’re traveling to Bloomington on business or for fun, it is your source for information, 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
• 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 impress meeting attendees, take advantage of the many complimentary services offered by the Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau . We can assist you by providing free brochures, information on area attractions, upcoming events, restaurants and maps:
• Special Event Landing page providing attendees with event details
• Complimentary Visitor Guides
• Mobile Text Message Service
• Bloomington Maps
• Activities & Attractions Information
• Restaurant Guide
• Mall of America® Map
• Mall of America Star Program information
• Exclusive Macy's Discount
Voted the Best Value City in the US by Meetings & Conventions Magazine, Bloomington is one of Minnesota’s largest cities, located minutes from the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport, downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. Just three hours on a plane from the East and West Coasts, Bloomington is centrally located. We offer all the advantages of a downtown without expensive hotel prices or parking fees. Almost all Bloomington hotels provide free shuttle service to and from the MSP Airport and Mall of America®. If your attendees come by car, it’s even better. Parking is free throughout the entire city of Bloomington.
With the largest concentration of hotels in the state, select from 38 hotels with more than 8,200 rooms. We can accommodate groups of up to 2,000 attendees, for any event. Employees at the hotels in Bloomington are excited and ready to make your event memorable and most importantly successful.
A visit to Bloomington would not be complete without exploring Mall of America®, the country’s largest indoor retail and entertainment complex. With 520 stores, including Macy’s, Nordstrom and Sears, and 50 restaurants, MOA is sure to satisfy all tastes. Enjoy free parking, shuttles and fabulous indoor entertainment. With no tax on clothing and shoes, be sure to leave a little extra room in your luggage for some great buys. In addition to the mall, Bloomington provides amusement at America's largest indoor water park, Water Park of America, and the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge.
Don't miss out on The Big Ticket™, a 3-day bundled Minnesota attractions pass that offers 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 may then visit each attraction one time within three days. The Big Ticket™ is valid at any of the six Twin Cities attractions that are listed below:
Nickelodeon Universe is the largest indoor amusement park in the country–located in the heart of Mall of America®! Experience excitement and more than 30 thrilling rides over seven acres.
SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium
The all-new SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium at Mall of America®brings you closer than ever before to over 10,000 sea creatures, including sharks, rays, sea turtles, seahorses, jellyfish, and so much more! The Atlantis Temple home to two Giant Green sea turtles, thousands of new sea creatures and a ray lagoon featuring stingrays are some of the new features.
Science Museum of Minnesota
The Science Museum of Minnesota includes a nine-story domed Omnitheater with the world’s biggest Triceratops. The world premiere of special exhibition Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed is June 21, 2013 and runs through January 6, 2014.
Journey to exotic lands and enjoy viewing 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 even a family farm.
Great Clips IMAX Theatre
Treat your senses to the most powerful and captivating movie experience created. IMAX takes you on an adventure that will take your breath away and get pulse racing.
Hiawatha Light Rail
Hop on the Hiawatha Light Rail for easy access to downtown to catch a Twins game at Target Field or a show at the Guthrie Theater.
Water Park of America
Come play in the water year-round at this indoor water park with America's longest indoor family raft ride, at ten stories tall and more than a mile long.
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