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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- It has been 19 years since Bloomington has been home to the largest shopping mall in the United States.
It was on August 11, 1992 that the Mall of America first opened its doors at the site of the old home of the Minnesota Vikings and Twins, Metropolitan Stadium.
Construction on the 4.2 million square foot mall cost about $650 million.
When the mall opened it had more than 500 stores, 50 restaurants and the nation's largest indoor theme park.
According to MOA's website, more than 5,500 couples from around the world have exchanged vows at the wedding chapel there.