By Bus or Train
Beat the traffic and skip the stress of finding a parking spot! Ride Metro Transit buses or trains to Grand Opening weekend. Wherever you're coming from, there are various routes that will get you to the State Capitol.
Free Rides on the Green Line
On Saturday, August 12 and Sunday, August 13, enjoy free rides to the State Capitol on board the Metro Green Line, thanks to the support from our friends at the Metropolitan Council! The Green Line's Capitol/Rice Street Station drops off on the northwest corner of the State Capitol.
You can reach the State Capitol on bus routes 3, 16, 62, and more. For complete information on routes and schedules, use Metro Transit's Trip Planner.
Take advantage of the fresh, open air. Whether you have your own bike or not, riding your bike to the Capitol is a breeze!
Nice Ride Bike Sharing
There are three Nice Ride stations located adjacent to the State Capitol. Find them:
- at the Capitol/Rice Street Station on University Avenue and Rice Street;
- west of the Capitol's Upper Mall between the State Office and Transportation Buildings; and
- on the southeast corner of the Capitol's Lower Mall, on Cedar Street.
Visit the Nice Ride website for a full map of stations and more information on renting a Nice Ride bike.
There are over a dozen bike racks located in the area surrounding the State Capitol. For more information, see the list of bike rack locations and the bike rack map.
If you take your car to the State Capitol, use the info below for driving directions and parking tips.
There are numerous public parking lots and on-street parking spaces near the State Capitol.
Free parking will be available in State-run parking lots and ramps after 4 p.m. on Friday. This includes Ramp F and Lot C on Rice Street, and Centennial Parking Ramp on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. On-street parking is available on Cedar Street, Sherburne Avenue, and other nearby streets. Be sure to pay meter fares where required.
For more info, see the State of Minnesota's Public Parking page and parking map.
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