BLOOMINGTON, MN - JULY 16: (FEATURE STORY ON THE MALL OF AMERICA, 4 OF 18) Shoppers walk into the Mall of America's north entrance July 16, 2002 in Bloomington, Minnesota. The Mall of America is the largest shopping mall in the United States, seeing between 35 and 42 million visitors each year and employing more than 12,000 people. Approximately 520 stores occupy the mall's 4.2 million square feet. The Mall of America will celebrate its 10th anniversary this August. (Photo by Mark Erickson/Getty Images)

 

(Photo by Mark Erickson/Getty Images)

All eyes in the sports world and those on the periphery will be focused on Minneapolis, Minnesota this week in preparation for Super Bowl LII (52) next Sunday between the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles.

But not EVERYTHING in Minnesota is about football. They have the Mall of America, the largest mall in the United States and the 12th largest in the world!

It has over 500 stores, employs over 11,000 people, over 13,000 in peak season, over 12,000 parking spaces, amusement rides and has 43 million annual visitors. That’s eight times the population of the entire state.

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