Accessibility

Minneapolis is a leader in its commitment to accessible public space. The city instituted a pedestrian ramping program for its streets decades before the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) took effect. Additionally:

  • All of the city’s downtown parks are accessible.
  • Miles of waterfront, the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, and regional parks (including Minnehaha Falls) are accessible.
  • More than seven miles of the skyway are accessible.

Many of our attractions are accessible. Check out this guide to accessible spots in the metro area from Pediatric Home Service.

Getting Here

The Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport is accessible to people with disabilities and offers an array of services for those travelers. The airport houses Scootaround, a mobility repair station where travelers can get quick repairs to their wheelchairs, powerchairs, and scooters. View the MSP Airport’s accessibility page for more information. 

Getting Around

There are many transportation options in Minneapolis for travelers with disabilities:

Paratransit transportation: Metro Mobility offers door-to-door public transportation for persons with disabilities. To access Metro Mobility as a Twin Cities visitor, call 651-602-1111 or email metromobility@metc.state.mn.us.

Van rental: Cummings Mobility provides rentals of wheelchair- and scooter-accessible vans. For more information, call 651-633-7887.

Shuttle and taxi service:

Public bus/rail service: All Metro Transit buses and trains are accessible. For additional information, call 612-373-3333 or visit Metro Transit’s accessibility page.

Minneapolis Convention Center

The entire Minneapolis Convention Center is compliant and current with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards:

 

  • All entrances in the front of the MCC have at least one set of power-assisted doors.
  • There are three unisex single-wheelchair restrooms.
  • Wheelchair seating and sound enhancement tools are available in the auditorium.
  • From the skyway, people can reach the first level of the MCC via accessible elevators and escalators.
  • Wheelchairs can negotiate walkways that are carpeted (no padding) with a depth of less than one half-inch of closely woven pile. In uncarpeted areas, the flooring is terrazzo tile.
  • The marshalling yard in the rear of the MCC may be used for raised van parking.

Hotels, Dining, and Attractions

The Minnesota Travel Guide for Persons with Disabilities has compiled a list of profiles—including information on parking, entrances, restrooms and more—for lodging, dining and entertainment locations. Also be sure to check out Pediatric Home Service’s guide to accessible destinations within the metro area.

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Minneapolis Convention Center

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Minneapolis Convention Center

1301 2nd Ave. South

Minneapolis, MN 55403