Why Choose Our Destination?
You've Never Met a Place Quite Like This Meet Minneapolis Here “Minne” is an understatement Meet the biggest underestimated place in the north. A dramatic riverfront skyline, three professional sports stadiums within 1.3 miles, so much art you’re literally surrounded by it and a theater on almost every corner. A culture committed to perfecting the craft of the brew, home to the best park system in the nation, and a foodie paradise where you can get Nordic cuisine for breakfast, Ethiopian for lunch and this thing called a “Jucy Lucy” for dinner – and oh yeah, cocktails on a Ferris wheel! A place to bring your dancing shoes and to party at festivals all year-round, enjoy four gorgeous seasons surrounded by 13 lakes, the Mississippi River and a waterfall - and a place to meet friendly locals who can’t wait to show you why they love living here. You need space – and we’ve got just the place Venues like the Minneapolis Convention Center with its 3,400 fixed-seat auditorium, 475,200 square feet of exhibit space, 87 meeting rooms, and a 55,000-square-foot ballroom plays host to nearly 500 events year-round. And you’ll be surprised what Minneapolis offers meeting planners when it comes to choosing venues for any size group with a vast variety of hotels, restaurants, theaters and museums. 9,000 hotels rooms – check in and then check it all out With 9,000 hotel rooms (5,000 within walking distance of the convention center) we hit a variety of vibes, moods and price points. From business sensibility to historic chic, you’ll find all the amenities you’d expect and many hotels have direct access to our climate-controlled skyway system which links more than 9 miles of downtown together one level off the ground. With so many hotel options, this means you can literally walk to many restaurants, attractions or stores without going farther than a couple blocks - and sometimes without even going outside! Directions always start with “you’re close” In Minneapolis, you’ll never be far from where you need to be – literally. Our compact and vibrant downtown guarantees your attendees are right in the action, and our award winning METRO light rail system makes it a breeze to get from the airport to downtown quickly. Plus, being geographically located never more than a three hour non-stop fight away AND being a Delta hub, we define “effortless travel.” Be sure to check out Delta Meeting Network to learn how they can help you with your travel needs. So much new to brag about – if only we were the bragging type Right now Minneapolis is experiencing an extraordinary time in its history. A collection of major projects have transformed Minneapolis, adding new facilities, new greenspace, and new public amenities that will continue enhancing the vibrancy of our city. Major projects include U.S. Bank Stadium, host to the 2018 Super Bowl LII and the upcoming EPSN X Games 2018 - 2020 and the 2019 NCAA Final Four. The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden reopened in summer 2017 and features 16 new pieces of art. Target Center just completed a major renovation to enhance fan experience and Nicollet, a signature street located in the heart of downtown just completed a major renovation. But enough about us – how can we help plan your next event in Minneapolis? Our experienced Meet Minneapolis staff will help you with all your planning needs, all for free. As an award winning Convention and Visitors Association, we can’t to show you why “You’ve never met a place quite like this.” Visit minneapolis.org/meetings-events for more information.
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Distance from Airport
- Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP)
19.31 km from City Center
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP)
Hiawatha Light-rail Transit
Hennepin Theatre Trust
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.