Downtown Minneapolis & Convention Center
1301 -2nd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55403
FROM THE WEST (I-94):
Take the 4th Street exit from I-94 and proceed to 2nd Ave. S. (Do NOT turn right onto 2nd Avenue North.) Turn right on 2nd Ave. S. and go eight blocks to Convention Center.
FROM THE EAST (I-94):
Take the 11th Street Exit: follow 11th Street S. until you reach 2nd Avenue South, turn left onto 2nd Avenue S. and cross 12th Street S. The Convention Center will be on your left. The Underground Plaza Parking Ramp is on your right.
FROM THE WEST (I-394):
Take Downtown Exit (12th Street): follow 12th Street S. to 2nd Avenue S. and turn right. The Convention Center will be on your left. The Underground Plaza Parking Ramp will be on your right.
FROM THE SOUTH (I-35W):
Follow downtown exit signs to the 11th Street exit and follow 11th St. to 2nd Ave. S. Turn left on 2nd Ave. S. and go one block to Convention Center.
FROM THE NORTH (I-35W):
Take the I-94 exit. Follow I-94 to the 11th St. exit (NOT 11th Avenue exit). Follow 11th Street to 2nd Ave. S. Turn left on 2nd Ave. S. and go one block to the Convention Center.
FROM THE AIRPORT MAIN TERMINAL:
Take Hwy. 55 exit from the airport. Follow Hwy. 55 west to Minneapolis. This will become Hwy. 62 west. Follow Hwy. 62 to I-35W north to Minneapolis downtown exits. Then take the 11th Street exit. Follow 11th St. S. to 2nd Ave. S. Turn left on 2nd Ave. S. and go one block to the Convention Center.
ENTRANCES/EXITS TO UNDERGROUND PLAZA PARKING RAMP
Enter either on Second Avenue S., or on 12th Street S. The Plaza Ramp has handicap parking – elevators and a skyway connect the Ramp to the Convention Center, allowing easy access for wheelchairs.
There are 4 main public entrance rotundas located on Second Avenue S. & Grant Street, labeled “Ballroom Entrance”, “Plaza 1”, “Plaza 2” and “Plaza 3.” Designated handicap entrances (power assisted doors) are adjacent to Plaza 3 (entrance closest to Wesley Church), and the 12th Street Entrance.
Free Bus on Nicollet Mall
Look for buses marked “Free Ride” and pay no fare when boarding along Nicollet Mall. You’ll have an easy ride between the Convention Center and the Hiawatha light-rail line. Free Ride buses are available seven days a week from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m.