Directions and Parking

Address

Mill City Museum
704 South Second Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401

We are located in downtown Minneapolis on the west bank of the Mississippi River, near the intersection of Park Avenue South. Just north of Minnesota Vikings / U.S. Bank Stadium. Look for the Gold Medal Flour sign—Mill City Museum is right next door.

Directions

From the South: Take I-35W North to the 3rd Street / U of M Exit #17C. Follow sign for U of M West Bank. Turn left onto Washington Avenue. Turn right onto Chicago Avenue South. Go one block north and turn left on Second Street South. Mill City Museum will be directly ahead on the right. From the North: Take I-35W south to the Washington Ave Exit, #17C. Turn right onto Washington Avenue. Turn right onto Chicago Avenue South. Go one block north and turn left on Second Street South. Mill City Museum will be directly ahead on the right.

From the North West: Take I-94 East to into downtown and take the I-35W North Exit #233C. Then take the 3rd Street / U of M Exit #17C. Follow sign for U of M West Bank. Turn left onto Washington Avenue. Turn right onto Chicago Avenue South. Go one block north and turn left on Second Street South. Mill City Museum will be directly ahead on the right.

From the West: Take I-394 East to the Washington Avenue Exit #9C. Turn right onto Washington Avenue. Turn left onto Chicago Avenue South. Go one block north and turn left onto Second Street South. Mill City Museum will be directly ahead on the right.

From the East: Take I-94 west to the 7th Street Exit (234B). Turn right onto 11th Avenue South. Cross Washington Avenue and turn left onto South Second Street. The museum will be four blocks ahead on your right.

Bus Drop-off and Pick-up

Mill City Museum provides a bus drop-off and pick-up zone, directly in front of the main entrance at 704 South Second Street. Look for the red-capped meters and signs. The bus zone is limited to Tuesdays through Fridays, October through May, from 9am until 2pm.

Please note that this bus zone is for drop-off and pick-up only - no bus parking or idling is allowed.

Bus Parking

Mill City Museum does not provide bus parking; bus parking options in the area are very limited.

Groups wishing to make their own bus parking arrangements have the following options:

  • Buses can park at city parking meters, provided they pay the meters, obey posted time and date restrictions, and are not idling. No idling is allowed at any meter.
  • Groups can contract with a private parking lot (ABM and Impark own pay lots in the area) to pre-arrange paid bus parking.
  • Groups can contact the City of Minneapolis to pay to have hooded parking meters in the area for your buses. In addition to the hooding and lost revenue fees, this also requires a (free) obstruction permit from the City.

Car Parking

Mill City Museum does not have its own parking lot or ramp. However there are many nearby parking options available. Nearby fully automated ramps that accept cash and credit cards for daily parking include:

  • Mill Quarter Ramp is located at 711 South Second Street, directly across from the museum.
  • Riverfront Municipal Ramp is located 212 9th Avenue South, one block away from the museum, across 2nd Street from the Guthrie Theater.

NOTE: Fees increase at both ramps during Vikings games and Guthrie Theater performances. Explore tips and info for parking during events at the nearby US Bank Stadium.

There are a limited number of city parking meters ($1.00 per hour, 2 hour limit) outside our main entrance on 2nd street, and many other meters and parking options can be found within several blocks of the museum.