I-94 eastbound closed from MN Hwy 55 to MN Hwy 280
Saturday, June 9th and Sunday, June 10th
This road closure does NOT affect you getting to Midwest Mountaineering. Our regular driving recommendations (below) apply.
309 Cedar Avenue S.
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Look for our beautiful, classic turn of the nineteenth century two-story red brick building on the Northeast corner of Cedar and Riverside Avenues – very close to the Metrodome, University of Minnesota, West Bank and the seven corners intersection.
Light rail is coming to Midwest Mountaineering! We are excited to be located less than one block from the future West Bank Station, scheduled to be operational in 2014.
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It's Easy: No purchase required!
Park in the surface level parking lot (not the ramp) right behind our store!
Our friendly employees will validate your ticket:
Weekdays before 6:00p.m. = 2 hours max.
Weekdays after 6:00p.m. and weekends = 4 hours max.
New!!! Additional free customer parking alongside Midwest Mountaineering!
Eight additional parking spaces are available in the small parking lot, 15 feet before the main parking lot behind Midwest Mountaineering on 3rd Street. Customers who park in this lot don't have to go through the control arm, don't have to get a ticket and don't have to get a validation. Through 10/31/13, if you parking in this small lot, you can Spin the Prize Wheel at the register for a free prize! You'll save Midwest Mountaineering from having to pay for your parking validation, and you won't have to go through the control arm.
Please note: No free parking during Outdoor Adventure Expo week (due to the tents taking up the parking lot space). Please see the Expo website's Find Us page for expo parking assistance.
Light Rail Transit
Coming from downtown Minneapolis, the Airport, or Mall of America? Looking for an easy way to escape the Expo madness for a while?
The Hiawatha Line (www.metrotransit.org) makes a stop at Riverside Station, just 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. Trains run at least every 15 minutes: check out the train schedule.
$2.25 during rush hours
(M–F: 6–9 am, 3–6:30 pm)
Make it convenient – Purchase a Go To Card for easy riding on all buses and trains, and get a 10% discount (Click image at right).
Hop a bus – many routes go right past Midwest Mountaineering! Use Metro Transit's handy-dandy interactive Trip Planner to get route information - directly from your door to ours!
U of MN – Campus Shuttle Bus
Easily ride from the store (West Bank) to the East Bank (4 minutes) and Saint Paul (20 minutes) campuses! Catch these frequent-running buses one block from our door (next to Blegen Hall on the Eastbound Washington Ave entrance). View the campus 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 MN 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 near our parking lot door or just to the left about 30 feet, near the clothing room windows and delivery entrance.
Additional bike parking is available on the North side of the building - next to The Hub Bike Coop. During the Outdoor Adventure Expo additional bike parking (100 plus spaces) is available on the mall between the Humphrey Center and Wilson Library.
Cost: FREE + Fresh Air & Exercise.
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