Get Here By: 🚆 Train 🚌 MTC Bus 🚌 U of M Bus 🚲 Bicycle
309 Cedar Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55454
We are less than one block from West Bank Station on the Green Line.
Disabled access during Outdoor Adventure Expo is at the camping department door inside the expo tent.
Directions & Parking
Over 2,000 Parking Spaces Available
During the Expo the free validated parking behind our store is only partially available, due to presence of expo tents. We recommend nearby U of M parking ramps or lots. They offer all-day rates starting at 5:00p.m. on Friday and all-day Saturday and Sunday.
During Winter Expo the parking lot behind our store is available ($6.00 daily flat-rate).
We also recommend the U of M parking ramps and lots. They offer all-day rates starting at 5:00p.m. on Friday and all-day Saturday and Sunday. The 7 Corners Courtyard Hotel ramp is also a good option.
Midwest Mountaineering map
- Grassy Knoll (outside tents)
City of Minneapolis
- Lake Nokomis (main beach), outside map
U of M Hanson Hall map
- Room 102 (capacity 124)
- Room 103 (capacity 72)
- Room 104 (capacity 124)
- Room 105 (capacity 72)
- Room 106 (capacity 124)
- Room 107 (capacity 72)
U of M Willey Hall map
- Auditorium - Rooms 125/175 (capacity 1,056)
Coming from downtown Minneapolis or Saint Paul, the Airport, or Mall of America? Trains run at least every 15 minutes!
Hiawatha (Blue) Line: (metrotransit.org/metro-blue-line). Riverside Station is three blocks from Midwest Mountaineering. Did I mention it's easy to find? Just continue Westbound on Riverside Ave past Cedar Ave and follow the road to the left as Riverside becomes 15th Ave South, go two blocks. Blue Line schedule.
$2.50 during rush hours: (Mon – Fri: 6 – 9 a.m., 3 – 6:30 p.m.)
Make it convenient – Purchase a Go To Card for easy riding on all buses and trains, and get a 10% discount (click image above).
U of M – Campus Connector Shuttle Bus
Easily ride from the store (West Bank) to the East Bank (5 minutes) and Saint Paul (20 minutes) campuses! Catch these frequent-running buses one block from our door (next to Willey Hall on the westbound Washington Ave exit). View the campus connector shuttle bus map & schedule to see how easy it is!
P.S. You don't need to be a university student to ride these free shuttle buses!
Bicycle to Midwest Mountaineering
Easily ride to the store on many trails including Mississippi River Roads (East and West), Hiawatha Avenue, Midtown Greenway, and numerous U of M bicycle lanes including the 19th/10th Avenue, Dinkytown Bikeway Connection, and Washington Avenue Bridges. All buses and trains can carry your bike, too.
Park your bike on the North side of the building - next to The Hub Bike Coop. Additional bike parking (100 plus spaces) is available on the mall between the Humphrey Center and Wilson Library.
Bicycle Rental: niceridemn.com
Cost: FREE + Fresh Air & Exercise.