Thursday, June 05, 2014


Meet the Beatles at Mall of America's newest museum

The new Midwest Music Museum opens Thursday with an exhibit saluting the Fab Four’s American invasion.

The museum is the first of three phases of a new fourth-floor entertainment complex at the megamall, including a restaurant and a live-music club. 

No opening dates have been set for those but Denny Laine, formerly of the Moody Blues and Paul McCartney’s Wings, is scheduled to play there Aug. 1.

The exhibit also revisits the group’s heyday with re-creations of a New Jersey Beatlemaniac’s bedroom and a Woolworth’s display of Beatles souvenirs.

Unless there is a long wait at the drum kit, it should take about 45 minutes to see the entire exhibit in the 7,000-square-foot museum.