I almost missed out on visiting the Mall of America, because I had it confused with the National Mall in Washington DC. It turns out that the National Mall is not a mall at all. False advertising!
If you haven't heard of it before, the Mall of America is a gigantic, four-story mall. It's the largest one in the country, with over 520 stores and 50 restaurants. Basically, they have a store for everything there, and I had fun just wandering around, and seeing all the random cool stores, like the hat store, or the men's shaving store, or the store for crocs.
Is there a New Jersey shaving store, I wonder?
The Mall of America also contains a Nickelodeon theme park, and an aquarium, and a few other attractions. I think I arrived a bit too late to enjoy the park, because it seemed like they were closing down. But even though I just looked at the park instead of going on rides, I knew I would have loved it if I had visited as a kid.
The stores connected to the park only had merchandise from three shows: Spongebob Squarepants, Dora the Explorer and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I was hoping to pick up DVDs of old 90's Nick shows there, but no luck. Nickelodeon Universe, how could you let me down like that?