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Photograph of Minnesota State Capitol
Minnesota State Capitol
75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55155

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Discounted Rides courtesy of Uber

Thanks to Uber, visitors can ride to the Capitol Grand Opening Celebration at a discounted price! Download the Uber mobile app and use the codes below:

First-time Riders

Your first ride is FREE up to $20! Sign-up with the code MNCAPITOL at!

Existing Riders

You will receive $10 off your ride by using the code MNCAPITOL17!

Take Metro Transit to the Capitol Grand Opening

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. Skip the traffic and parking hassles and ride free on Metro Transit buses or the Green Line! Get your free passes for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday below:

Friday Free Metro Transit Pass  Sat Free MetroTransit pass  Sun Free MetroTransit pass

Free Rides on the Green Line

On Friday, August 11, 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. 

Bus Routes

You can reach the State Capitol on bus routes 31662, and more. For complete information on routes and schedules, use Metro Transit's Trip Planner

By Bike

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. 

Bike Racks

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.


By Car

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.

Driving Directions

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If you have a question about the event, feel free to call us at 651-201-2555 or email us at

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