Directions & Parking

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1301 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55403

CONSTRUCTION ALERT: I-35W, a major interstate that passes through Minneapolis, is under construction for a 2.5 mile stretch – between 43rd and 15th Street. The project is ongoing through fall of 2021 and may affect transport in and out of the city. For more information, refer to the MN Department of Transportation’s detailed report.


By Car

From the WEST (I-94)

    • Take I-94 east
    • Take exit 233A for 11th Street
    • Use left lane to continue onto S. 11th Street
    • Turn left onto 2nd Ave. S.
    • Cross 12th St. S.

The Convention Center will be on the left and underground parking “Plaza Parking Ramp” will be on the immediate right. Additional parking ramp available on 3rd Ave. S.

From the West (I-394)

    • Take I-394 east
    • Take Exit 9A for 12th Street North
    • Turn Right onto N. 12th St.
    • Turn Right onto 2nd Ave. S.

The Convention Center will be on the left and underground parking “Plaza Parking Ramp” will be on the immediate right. Additional parking ramp available on 3rd Ave. S.

From the East (I-94)

    • Take I-94 west
    • Take exit 233A for 11th Street
    • Use left lane to continue onto S. 11th Street
    • Turn left onto 2nd Ave. S.
    • Cross 12th St. S.

The Convention Center will be on the left and underground parking “Plaza Parking Ramp” will be on the immediate right. Additional parking ramp available on 3rd Ave. S.

From the South (I-35W)

    • Take I-35W north
    • Keep left at the fork to continue onto MN-65, follow signs for Downtown/I-94 W
    • Take the 11th Street exit
    • Use left lane to continue onto S. 11th Street
    • Turn left onto 2nd Ave. S.
    • Cross 12th St. S.

The Convention Center will be on the left and underground parking “Plaza Parking Ramp” will be on the immediate right. Additional parking ramp available on 3rd Ave. S.

From the North (I-35W)

    • Take I-35W south
    • Take exit 17B to merge onto I-94 west
    • Take exit 233A for 11th Street
    • Use left lane to continue onto S. 11th Street
    • Turn left onto 2nd Ave. S.
    • Cross 12th St. S.

The Convention Center will be on the left and underground parking “Plaza Parking Ramp” will be on the immediate right. Additional parking ramp available on 3rd Ave. S.

Construction:

For more downtown Minneapolis construction updates, check out the city's web site: construction updates. For traffic and road conditions in the metro area, visit the 511 Traffic & Road Conditions page.



Parking

Parking is easy to find at the conveniently located Minneapolis Convention Center. In addition to metered parking, there is a wide selection of off-street parking to choose from within easy walking distance - most of these are parking ramps that are connected to the Minneapolis Convention Center by skyway.


PLAZA PARKING:

Across the street from the Minneapolis Convention Center, on 2nd Avenue South, is an underground ramp that is connected by a climate-controlled skyway system to the Minneapolis Convention Center and several downtown accommodations and attractions.

117 South 12th Street 
Minneapolis, MN 55403

DETAILS

    • Vehicle Entry: 12th Street, 2nd Avenue
    • Vehicle Exit: 12th Street, Marquette Avenue
    • Clearance: 6 feet 8 inches

For more info click HERE (select "Plaza" under Ramp)


THIRD AVENUE RAMP (CENTRAL LUTHERAN RAMP):

Parking is available on 3rd Avenue directly east of the Minneapolis Convention Center.

1401 3rd Avenue South 
Minneapolis, MN 55403

TimePrice
EARLY BIRD:
In by 6:00-8:00 a.m.
Out by 5:00 p.m.
$9
1 Hour$5
3 to 6 Hours$10
6 to 12 Hours$15
12 to 24 Hours$20
Lost Ticket$25


DETAILS

    • Vehicle Entry: 3rd Avenue South
    • Vehicle Exit: 3rd Avenue South
    • Clearance: 8 feet 2 inches
    • Receipt Info: If you need of a receipt from a recent 3rd Avenue Ramp parking stay, email us at MCCRampPCI@minneapolismn.gov
    • Security: The 3rd Avenue Ramp is patrolled by MCC security officers and is under camera surveillance. The MCC Command Center provides parking ramp escorts upon request. Please call 612-335-6040 for assistance or press one of the intercom buttons located throughout the parking ramp.
    • Towing, Lockouts, Jump Starts: Please call Bobby & Steve's Auto World at 612-377-4743 for towing, jump starts, lockouts, or any other emergency vehicle service.


CENTURY PLAZA:

Parking is available on 12th Street directly north east of the Minneapolis Convention Center.

330 South 12th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404

TimePrice 
(event rates may vary)
Early Bird: M-F
In by 9:00 a.m.
Out by 6:00 p.m.
$6
0 to 1 Hours$4
1 to 4 Hours$10
4 to 12 Hours$12
12 to 24 Hours$15

DETAILS

    • Vehicle Entry: 12th Street
    • Vehicle Exit: 12th Street
    • Clearance: 6 feet 4 inches

For more info click HERE

Guaranteed Parking

Meet Minneapolis has partnered with Spot Hero, the nationwide leader in online parking reservations, to allow visitors to purchase guaranteed parking near their destination. View real-time availability and pricing at many locations within easy walking distance to many attractions around Minneapolis.

Click here to reserve your parking.

Once purchased, parking is 100% guaranteed even if the location otherwise fills up. Simply present your purchase confirmation at the selected location, and this serves as your payment with no additional payments or fees ever. 

Click below to purchase parking or select a location from the interactive map:



By Plane

At both Terminal 1 Lindbergh Station and Terminal 2 Humphrey Station you have the following transportation options: 

Driving Directions from Airport(s):

From Terminal 1 Lindbergh Station:

    • Head northwest
    • Slight right onto Glumack Dr.
    • Keep left at the for and merge onto MN-5 E
    • Use the right lane to take the MN-55 W/MN-55 E exit toward Minneapolis For Snelling/Hastings
    • Use the right lane to keep left at the fork, follow signs for MN-55 W and merge onto MN-55 W/MN-62 W
    • Exit onto MN-55 W/Hwy 55 W/Hiawatha Ave.
    • Turn right to merge onto I-94 west
    • Take exit 233A for 11th Street
    • Use left lane to continue onto S. 11th Street
    • Turn left onto 2nd Ave. S.
    • Cross 12th St. S. 

The Convention Center will be on the left and underground parking “Plaza Parking Ramp” will be on the immediate right. Additional parking ramp available on 3rd Ave. S.

From Terminal 2 Humphrey Station:

    • Head east toward E 72nd St.
    • Turn left onto 34th Ave. S.
    • Keep right to stay on 34th Ave. S.
    • Turn right at the 1st cross street onto E. 70th St.
    • Continue onto Post Rd.
    • Turn left to merge onto MN-5 E
    • Merge onto MN-5 E
    • Use the right lane to stay on MN-5 E
    • Use the right lane to take the MN-55 W/MN-55 E exit toward Minneapolis For Snelling/Hastings
    • Use the right lane to keep left at the fork, follow signs for MN-55 W and merge onto MN-55 W/MN-62 W
    • Exit onto MN-55 W/Hwy 55W/Hiawatha Ave.
    • Turn right to merge onto I-94 W
    • Take exit 233A for 11th St.
    • Use left lane to continue onto S. 11th Street
    • Turn left onto 2nd Ave. S.
    • Cross 12th St. S.

The Convention Center will be on the left and underground parking “Plaza Parking Ramp” will be on the immediate right. Additional parking ramp available on 3rd Ave. S.



By Bus

Metro Transit Trip Planner Buses and taxis are readily available at the MCC, the airport, Mall of America and at most hotels. Use Metro Transit's Trip Planner for easy door-to-door directions for buses and light-rail trains.

Take a "Free Ride" on the Bus

Free bus rides are available on Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis and to and from the Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC). This gives you an easy way to go from one end of town to the other – for free! The free service on selected routes between Grant Street and Washington Avenue is offered on buses marked "Free Ride." Other buses on Nicollet – and all within the Downtown Zone – charge 50¢. Free-ride buses leave every 10 minutes on weekdays and every 15 to 30 minutes on weekends. Buses on Nicollet stop every other block between 5th and 13th Streets.

Note: Buses will detour to Hennepin due to activities on Nicollet Mall related to the college basketball national semifinals. Click here for more information.

Make A Day of It

Get a day’s worth of unlimited rides on buses and light rail with a Metro Transit Day Pass. They’re available at the Visitor Information Center at the MCC during regular hours. 


By Bike

Consistently ranked as one of the top bike cities in the country, Minneapolis boasts a complex network of bike paths and individual trails. Rain or shine, this city is adamant about its biking. 



By Foot

One of Minneapolis' most unique assets is the skyway system. Linking most of downtown with above-ground climate-controlled walkways, the system will get you from the Minneapolis Convention Center to most spots in downtown Minneapolis without ever stepping outside.