Originally Posted by intent
You can spend an afternoon in the Mall of America.
But there is actually no compelling reason to even go there. Think of any mall in the US, now add all the other crappy stores not included in that mall, and you have the moa.
I liked MN when I lived there, but I don't know how I would visit it. Walking and biking around the lakes are big in the summer, but visitors generally don't drive somewhere to walk around a lake or somewhere else. At least I wouldn't, but I am not a big fan of nature.
the art museums mentioned are good. There is the uptown and downtown areas for dining and activities.