Mall of America celebrates 30 years Thursday

(ABC 6 News) – The Mall of America will celebrate it’s 30th birthday on Thursday with a day of fun, activities and freebies.

The event will be held at Level 2, West in the Mall. Guests are welcome to enjoy cupcakes, photo opportunities, music and more.

Giveaways will be available on a first come, first serve basis and available while supplies last.

On August 11, 1992, the Mall of America first opened its doors to visitors with 330 stores and more than 10,000 employees.

Today, Mall of America hosts more than 400 events a year, ranging from concerts, to celebrity appearances and fashion shows. Each year, 40 million people from around the world visit the mall, generating nearly $2 billion each year in economic impact for the state.

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