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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.

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Avenue S.
Minneapolis, MN 55454
612-339-3433

MidwestMtnStorefront.jpg 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 here!  We are excited to be located less than one block from the West Bank Station on the Green Line.  Getting to Midwest Mountaineering is now even easier!


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Printable Directions Page

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Free Parking

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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

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Coming from downtown Minneapolis or Saint Paul, the U of M, the Airport, or Mall of America?

Central Corridor (Green) Line:  (metrotransit.org/metro-green-line).  We are excited to be located less than one block from the Green Line's West Bank Station.  Green Line schedule.

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.

Cost:  $1.75

$2.25 during rush hours
(M–F:  6–9 am, 3–6:30 pm)

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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).

MTC Bus

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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

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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!

Cost:  FREE.


Bicycle to Midwest Mountaineering

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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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Store Hours

Mon – Fri:  10 – 9
Saturday:  9 – 9
Sunday:  10 – 6

Holiday Hours

Christmas Eve (12/24)  9 – 5
Christmas Day (12/25)  Closed

New Year's Eve (12/31)  10 – 5
New Year's Day (01/01/14)  10 – 6

Closed Easter Sunday

We will be closed on Sunday, April 20th to allow our employees to spend time with friends and family.

Expo Week Store Hours

Mon–Wed,  10 – 9
Thursday,  Closed
Friday, 4/25  2 – 9:30
Saturday, 4/26  9 – 6:30
Sunday, 4/27  10 – 5

Thrifty Outfitters is open regular hours.

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day
We open early on Black Friday (7:00a.m.)



* Midwest Mountaineering will close one hour this Sunday (Jan 13) for our annual inventory.

Sunday hours:  10:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Special Holiday Hours:
•  Monday, Dec. 24th  10:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
•  Tuesday, Dec. 25th  CLOSED
•  Monday, Dec. 31st  10:00a.m. – 6:00p.m.
•  Tuesday, Jan. 1st  10:00a.m. – 6:00p.m.

* Midwest Mountaineering will be closed for Expo set-up:
  •  Thursday all day
  •  Friday until 2:00 p.m.

Thrifty Outfitters is open during Expo setup.

Midwest Mountaineering
309 Cedar Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55454

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Go to our Find Us page for maps, directions, etc.

Phone:  612-339-3433

Phone (toll-free):  888-999-1077

Email:  info@midwestmtn.com
To request info via e-mail:  click here

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Midwest Mountaineering is a member in the Grassroots Outdoor Alliance.

We are intimately involved in the development of local economies, communities, customer bases, events, education and initiatives related to the enhancement and enjoyment of outdoor experiences.

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