Meet Minneapolis Visitor Center

Welcome to Minneapolis! Our friendly visitor center staff is here to help you navigate the city.

Meet Minneapolis staff are available in-person or over the phone at 612-397-9278 to answer questions from visitors, share visitor maps and help with suggestions about things to do in Minneapolis and the surrounding area.

Visitor Center Hours

Wednesday - Saturday
10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Address

505 Nicollet Mall, Suite 100 Minneapolis, MN 55402
(Inside the CenterPoint Energy building)

Contact Information

Phone: 612-397-9278
Email: info@minneapolis.org 

Our visitor center may also close early due to: inclement weather, building issues or as needed for staff training as well as alter store hours for conventions & events. All closures known in advance are communicated with in-store signage and online.

Parking

Consider one of the following parking options if you plan to drive to our visitor center: 

Parking meters - There are numerous spots along 6th St between Hennepin Ave and Marquette Ave as well as on Marquette Ave between 7th St and 3rd St. Please visit the city's parking meter website for rates, times and restrictions. 

Parking ramps - Several ramps are located within 2 blocks of our visitor center, including the Rand Tower ramp and the Minneapolis Central Library underground ramp

Skyway Access

The RBC Plaza building is the closest entry/exit point to our visitor center if you are accessing our visitor center through the Minneapolis Skyway System.  Once inside RBC Plaza, following the signs on the first floor of the building that say Nicollet Mall and turn right once you are outside. Our center is located inside the CenterPoint Energy building which is at the end of the block. 

Minnesota Makers Retail Store

Our visitor center has partnered with Minnesota Makers to offer locally-made Minneapolis-themed gifts. Shop unique souvenirs like postcards, magnets, pint glasses, t-shirts and more. Find out more by visiting clicking here.

Events 

Holiday Tree Exhibit: "A Soulful Holiday"

From now until January 2nd, 2022 the visitor center will showcase a window display of hand-crafted holiday trees featuring six one-of-a-kind mannequin trees created by local artist Alicia Smiley. The themed tree exhibit, called "A Soulful Holiday" will feature stories of Black history and culture that highlight the resilience of Black communities.

The display is in partnership with the Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery (MAAHMG), a locally owned and operated community-based museum focused on both past and contemporary African American history.

In addition to A Soulful Holiday, the museum will host a series of holiday events at the Meet Minneapolis Visitor Center in downtown Minneapolis:

  • MAAHMG Children's Reading Circle and Art: Saturday December 4, 11:00pm-12:00pm and 1:00pm-2:00pm
    Stop by to hear a reading of a holiday story and do some art projects
  • Artist Talk: Saturday December 11, 12:00pm-1:00pm.
    Meet and greet with artist Alicia Smiley.
  • Live Performances: Saturday December 18. Time TBD.
    Musical performance of holiday songs by a local singer.