Downtown Minneapolis & Convention Center

1301 -2nd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-335-6000

Directions

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.

Parking

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.

Click here for a map of the convention center with surrounding parking information (.pdf).

RESERVED 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.

Building Entrances

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.

Click here for more information…