America's Most-Visited Shopping Malls
Courtesy of Carousel Center
No. 14 Carousel Center, Syracuse, NY
Annual Visitors: 20 million
Year Opened: 1990
Size: 1.4 million square feet
On the shore of Lake Onondaga, the Carousel Center is morphing into a 2.4-million-square-foot regional mega-mall called Destiny USA that will launch in Spring 2012 with 100-plus new shops, a three-story atrium, and the goal of luring 29 million annual shoppers—which would make it No. 2 in the nation. Among the current mall anchors are Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, Bon-Ton, and Sports Authority, plus smaller outlets such as Apple and Zales. Entertainment runs the gamut from a 17-theater, stadium-seat Cineplex to the namesake carousel, with 42 handmade horses carved in 1909.
Source: Destiny USA/The Pyramid Companies