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Source/Photo: Mall of America

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Mall of America

Attraction: Nickelodeon Universe
Location: Bloomington, Minn.

When you think megamall, you generally think of the Mall of Americain Minnesota. The 4.2-million-square-foot space, which could fit seven baseball stadiums, sees 40 million visitors a year. One in four are tourists.

One of the main attractions, in addition to the 520 shops, is Nickelodeon Universe. The amusement park, which touts itself as the nation’s largest indoor family theme park, is located on 7 acres in the center of the mall. Among the 27 attractions are thrill rides like the Avatar Airbender and Brain Surge, and family rides like Log Chute and Crazy Cars. There’s also an adventure course that allows guests to climb 56 feet above Nickelodeon Universe.

Mall guests looking to take a different kind of plunge can visit the Chapel of Love wedding chapel. So far, more than 5,000 weddings have been performed at the site.

Source/Photo: Mall of America