Minneapolis is the City by Nature, the perfect blend of natural beauty and urban sophistication. No other American city has a chain of lakes, the nation’s best parks, and 200 miles of walking, biking and cross country ski trails – just steps from the most vibrant arts and music scene outside New York City. Our convention center offers 475,000 square feet of exhibit space, 3,433 fixed seat auditorium, 87 meeting rooms and a 25,722 sq ft ballroom. The center is connected to three convention hotels via skyway: Hilton Minneapolis 821 guest rooms/77,000 sq ft of meeting space, Hyatt Regency Minneapolis 645 guest rooms/104k sq ft of meeting space and the Millennium Hotel 321 guest rooms, 22k sq ft of meeting space. All this is located in our vibrant downtown area within walking distance of an array of shopping and dining choices.
Opportunities to experience the best of the city and the best of nature are around every corner. Only in Minneapolis can you kayak the Mississippi River, then catch a touring Broadway show at one of our many renowned theaters. Rent a Nice Ride bike and conquer “The Most Bike-Friendly City” in the country on two wheels. On your ride, check out St. Anthony Falls and the Stone Arch Bridge to see the kind of natural beauty normally reserved for postcards.
Minneapolis is home to a thriving culinary scene, with James Beard award-winners cooking up a wide variety of remarkable cuisine. Shop around at our fashionable stores, and enjoy tax-free shopping on all apparel. When the day is done, relax and unwind in our wide array of accommodations downtown, enjoying high-class amenities without the high price.
No matter the season, no matter the weather, Minneapolis has enough outdoor and indoor adventure to keep you busy day after day. We’re the perfect blend of nature and city; we’re the City by Nature.