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
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.