Outdoor Adventure Expo

April 28 – 30, 2023

Midwest Mountaineering and the U of M

Expo Hours:

Friday  2 – 8
Saturday  10 – 6
Sunday  11 – 5

Sponsored By:

Backpacker Magazine – Get Out More Tour Darn Tough Lakes & Legends LaSportiva Marmot Mountain Hardwear Oboz Western Mountaineering


Lakes and Legends Brewing Company logo Lakes & Legends
Official Beer of
Outdoor Adventure Expo
All Weekend

7 Corners Coffee logo 7 Corners Coffee
Fri / Sat / Sun

Finer Meats & Eats logo Finer Meats & Eats
Fri / Sun

Tacos los 4 carnales MN logo Tacos Los 4 Carnales MN

Northeast Pretzels logo Northeast Pretzels

$1 Popcorn $1 Popcorn
All Weekend
Proceeds benefit American Alpine Club scholarship program.

Kids (12 & under) Spin the Wheel - Get a Prize! Kids Spin the Wheel and Get a Prize!
Thrifty Outfitters
All Weekend
(12 & Under)

📍 Map 📍 Directions & Parking ♿ Disabled Access (U of M) 📣 Presentation Stages

Get Here By:  🚆 Train 🚌 MTC Bus 🚌 U of M Bus 🚲 Bicycle

Midwest Mountaineering

309 Cedar Ave South
Minneapolis, MN  55454
Telephone:  612-339-3433

Midwest Mountaineering StorefrontLook for our beautiful, classic turn of the nineteenth century two-story red brick building on the Northeast corner of Cedar and Riverside Avenues – very close to the Metrodome, University of Minnesota, West Bank and the seven corners intersection.

We are less than one block from West Bank Station on the Green Line.

Disabled access during Outdoor Adventure Expo is at the camping department door inside the expo tent.


Want to see more?:  Expo Map with Lodging and Restaurants

Click GoogleMyMap-button-32x32.webp to see a list of expo venues and parking locations.

Directions & Parking

Midwest Mountaineering Driving Directions
Printable Directions

Over 2,000 Parking Spaces Available

During the Expo the free validated parking behind our store is only partially available, due to presence of expo tents.

We recommend nearby U of M parking ramps or lots.  They offer all-day rates starting at 5:00p.m. on Friday and all-day Saturday and Sunday.  The 19th Ave and 21st Ave ramps, and lots 86 and 94 are all close to Midwest Mountaineering and our U of M venues.

During Winter Expo the parking lot behind our store is available ($6.00 daily flat-rate).

The 7 Corners Courtyard Hotel ramp is also a good option.


Presentation Stages

Midwest Mountaineering  map

  • Grassy Knoll (outside tents)

U of M Hanson Hall  map

  • Room 102  (capacity 124)
  • Room 103  (capacity 72)
  • Room 104  (capacity 124)
  • Room 105  (capacity 72)
  • Room 106  (capacity 124)

U of M Willey Hall  map

  • Auditorium - Room 175  (capacity 696)
Expo Presentation Stages


Metro Transit logo

Light Rail

Coming from downtown Minneapolis or Saint Paul, the Airport, or Mall of America?  Trains run at least every 15 minutes!

Central Corridor (Green) Line:  (metrotransit.org/metro-green-line).  We are excited to be located less than one block from the Green Line's West Bank Station.  Green Line schedule.

Hiawatha (Blue) Line:  (metrotransit.org/metro-blue-line).  Riverside Station is three blocks from Midwest Mountaineering.  Did I mention it's easy to find?  Just continue Westbound on Riverside Ave past Cedar Ave and follow the road to the left as Riverside becomes 15th Ave South, go two blocks.  Blue Line schedule.



$2.50 during rush hours:  (Mon – Fri:  6 – 9 a.m., 3 – 6:30 p.m.)


MTC Go To Card store.metrotransit.org

Make it convenient – Purchase a Go To Card for easy riding on all buses and trains, and get a 10% discount (click image above).


Hop a bus – many routes (2, 3, 7, 22, 122) take you to Midwest Mountaineering!  Use Metro Transit's handy-dandy interactive Trip Planner to get route information - directly from your door to ours!

U of M – Campus Connector Shuttle Bus

U of M logo

Easily ride from the store (West Bank) to the East Bank (5 minutes) and Saint Paul (20 minutes) campuses!  Catch these frequent-running buses one block from our door (next to Willey Hall on the westbound Washington Ave exit).  View the campus connector shuttle bus map & schedule to see how easy it is! 

P.S.  You don't need to be a university student to ride these free shuttle buses!

Cost:  FREE.

Bicycle to Midwest Mountaineering

City of Minneapolis logo

Easily ride to the store on many trails including Mississippi River Roads (East and West), Hiawatha Avenue, Midtown Greenway, and numerous U of M bicycle lanes including the 19th/10th Avenue, Dinkytown Bikeway Connection, and Washington Avenue Bridges.  All buses and trains can carry your bike, too. 

Park your bike on the North side of the building - next to The Hub Bike Coop.  Additional bike parking (100 plus spaces) is available on the mall between the Humphrey Center and Wilson Library.

Cost:  FREE + Fresh Air & Exercise.

Page Updated:  Apr 26, 2023 07:22 am