Meet Minneapolis, Convention and Visitors Association

Convention Center44,593 sq. m
Guest Rooms38,831
Guest Rooms at 1 Hotel821 Guest Rooms
Special Event Venues154
Average Room Rate$168.00
Daily Food Cost$71.00
Occupancy Rate80%
Tax Rate7.775%

Meet Minneapolis, Convention and Visitors Association


Why Choose Our Destination?

Minneapolis is the perfect blend of natural beauty and urban sophistication. No other American city has a chain of lakes, the mighty Mississippi, and 200 miles of walking, biking and cross country ski trails within the city limits – literally steps from a vibrant arts and music scene, the best shopping in the region, James Beard Award winning restaurants and museums among the finest in the nation. Minneapolis is the American city where natural and urban drama share a single stage. Minneapolis is a great place to host your upcoming meeting, convention or event. Venues like the 480,000-square-foot Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC) play host to nearly 500 events year-round. Minneapolis offers meeting planners considerable choice when it comes to choosing venues for any size group with countless hotels, restaurants, theaters and museums. Use one or fill them all, but no matter where your group ends up, it’ll be in the middle of everything and the center of our attention. With more than 6,000 hotel rooms with a variety of feels, moods and price points The Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul region has over 38,000 hotel rooms within a 60-minute drive of downtown Minneapolis. From high-end to economical, massive to quaint, world-class accommodations await, ready to offer anything guests need to make their visit to Minneapolis memorable. Minneapolis has over 7,200 downtown hotel rooms. Six new hotel projects will add over 1,000 new hotel rooms in downtown Minneapolis by the end of the year. Most downtown Minneapolis hotel rooms are connected to our extensive climate controlled skyway system which makes travel from your hotel to venues, restaurants and shopping comfortable and easy to navigate. Right now Minneapolis is experiencing an extraordinary time in its history. A collection of major projects, known as the Minneapolis Big Build, are transforming Minneapolis, adding new facilities, new greenspace, and new public amenities that will continue enhancing the vibrancy of our city. Planned projects include U.S. Bank Stadium, a world class facility that was completed in 2016 and will host X Games 2017 and 2018, Super Bowl LII and NCAA Final Four. The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden reopened in summer 2017 and features 16 new pieces of art. Target Center is currently undergoing a major renovation to enhance fan experience and make crucial updates to draw top attractions. Nicollet Mall, a signature street located in the heart of downtown, is undergoing a major renovation that will add gathering spaces artwork and green spaces to the city. With a Delta Air Lines hub at Minneapolis- St. Paul International Airport and light rail that connects the airport and Mall of America to downtown, we’re easy to explore. And, average flight times to the Minneapolis/Saint Paul metro area from around the country are just 2.5 hours. We look forward to welcoming you to Minneapolis.


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Distance from Airport

  • Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP)

    19.31 km from City Center


Local Attractions

Minneapolis Convention Center

Convention Center
Whether you are planning a board meeting for 30, a shareholder meeting for 2,500 or a party for 10,000, the Minneapolis Convention Center is equipped with the amenities and services to ensure your event is successful. Between the 475,000 square feet of exhibit space and the 87 meeting rooms, you’ll find the Center’s award-winning Kelber Catering service and technical capabilities are second-to-none.
1301 South 2nd Avenue
Minneapolis, MN, US 55403

Nice Ride

Nice Ride is a bike sharing program dedicated to building community around a convenient easy-to-use transportation option that gives residents and visitors a healthy, fun, different way to get around town.
Minneapolis, MN, US

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP)

The Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport (MSP), voted "Best Airport in America" by Travel + Leisure Magazine, is the country’s 14th busiest travel hub with 34 million passengers passing through each year. Compared to other metro areas, only one other U.S. city serves more nonstop markets per capita. The recent arrival of Southwest Airlines offers greater affordability, and MSP’s central location offers a speedy trip (15 – 30 minutes) to the city. MSP has one airfield with four runways and two terminal buildings - the Terminal 1 (Lindbergh, servicing: Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines, Frontier Airlines, United Airlines and US Airlines) and Terminal 2 (Humphrey, servicing: Air Tran Airlines, Icelandair, Southwest Airlines and Sun Country Airlines), each with adjoining parking ramp facilities. Travelers who need to transfer from one terminal to the other use the light rail transit service. Trains operate 24 hours a day between terminals. No fare is required between airport stations. There is no pedestrian access between the buildings. In 2010, MSP served 32 million passengers and accommodated 437,075 landings and takeoffs making it 15th in North America for the number of travelers served and the 12th busiest airfield in the United States. MSP's 3,400 acres arguably comprise the most valuable economic generator between the St. Croix River and Seattle, supporting more than 150,000 jobs, $10.7 billion in business revenue, $6 billion in personal income, $1.3 billion in local purchases, and $626 million in state and local taxes. The airport and its leadership have received various awards in numerous categories, including safety, fiscal management, labor relations, legal oversight, snow and ice control, concessions, airport design and development, and marketing and communications. Most recently, in 2009, Airport Revenue News, the industry leader in airport concession news, awarded MSP its Frequent Traveler Award for the Airport with the Best Retail Stores.
4300 Glumack Drive
St. Paul, MN, US 55111

Guthrie Theater

Founded by Sir Tyrone Guthrie and a core of visionary business people, the theater has grown over its three decades to become one of the most respected theaters in the nation.
818 South Second Street
Minneapolis, MN, US 55415

Hiawatha Light-rail Transit

Zoom around town on the Hiawatha Line! Light-rail transit (LRT) connects downtown Minneapolis with the airport, Mall of America and 18 other stations.
Minneapolis, MN, US

Hennepin Theatre Trust

The historic State, Orpheum, Pantages and New Century Theatres. Top-quality Broadway shows and concerts, established stars.
Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN, US 55402

Metro Transit

Metro Transit operates one of the largest public transportation systems in the country. Riding public transportation is a convenient and inexpensive way to get around. Fares range from $1.75 to $3.00, depending on time of day. If you're already downtown and need to hop a ride a few blocks, the fare is $.50 in the Downtown Zone. Look for buses marked “Free Ride” and pay no fare when boarding along Nicollet Mall or the Minneapolis Convention Center.
Minneapolis, MN, US

Minnesota Orchestra/Orchestra Hall

Leading classical and pop music stars perform year-round at the acoustically-perfect Orchestra Hall, home of the Minnesota Orchestra.
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN, US 55403

Convention Centers

  • Minneapolis Convention Center

    Whether you are planning a board meeting for 30 or a shareholder meeting for 2,500 or a party for 10,000 the Minneapolis Convention Center is equipped with the amenities and services to ensure your event is successful. We are best in Minnesota city.

  • Earle Brown Heritage Center

    With over 36,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, the Earle Brown Heritage Center can accommodate groups from 20 to 1000. We offer complete on-site catering services, state-of-the-art audio/visual capabilities and free wireless internet access.