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Directions and Parking

The American Swedish Institute is located at 2600 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55407. 


Free parking is available in our surface parking lot, located at 27th Street and Park Avenue. We have a number of handicapped spaces.

Be advised that Minneapolis has declared a Snow Emergency until April 1, so be sure not to park on the even-numbered side of any non-snow emergency routes!

Biking to ASI

Swedes love bikes and we do, too! Free bike racks are located near the ASI entrance (please make sure to securely lock your bike). 

Park and Portland Avenues and 26th Street have designated bike lanes. Be advised that the 28th St. bridge is closed until mid-summer – more info here. ASI is also conveniently located just three blocks north of the Midtown Greenway Park Avenue exit. Greenway map.

Public Transit

By bus: Take Route 5, which runs between downtown Minneapolis and the Mall of America, stops two blocks away from ASI, at 26th Street and Chicago Avenue. The Route 21 bus runs along Lake Street, and we are located just four blocks north. To plan your trip to ASI via public transit, please visit the Metro Transit website

By Light Rail: If traveling northbound on the Blue line (from MOA for instance) get off at the Hiawatha Lake station and transfer to the 21 Metro Bus Route, exit on Park Avenue and then proceed four blocks north on Park to ASI. From Saint Paul, take the green line to Minneapolis Downtown East station and then transfer to the Metro Bus Route 5 Southbound to 26th Street and Chicago Avenue. Exit and walk two blocks west toward ASI.

Driving Directions

PLEASE NOTE: There are ongoing road construction projects in Minneapolis that may impact your route to the American Swedish Institute.  Please check the MNDOT 35W@94 project page for the latest detours and closures. 

From the west: Take Interstate 394 east to the Dunwoody/Hennepin Avenue exit. Merge onto Lyndale Avenue and continue on Lyndale until Lake Street. Turn left on Lake and and continue about one mile to Park Avenue. Turn left on Park Avenue and proceed four blocks. Turn left into our parking lot. (Alternatively, take a left onto Franklin from Lyndale, then a right onto Portland, turning left onto E 27th St and then a left onto Park). 

From the northwest: Take Interstate 94 east to the Lyndale Avenue exit. Stay on Lyndale Avenue to Lake Street. Turn left on Lake Street and continue about one mile to Park Avenue. Turn left on Park Avenue and proceed four blocks. Turn left into our parking lot.

From the east: Take Interstate 94 West to Exit 234C for Cedar Avenue. Turn left onto Cedar Ave S and then take another left onto Minnehaha Avenue. Then (bear with us!) turn right onto Cedar Avenue and continue south until East 26th Street. Take a right on 26th St and drive for close to a mile. Turn left onto Columbus Ave S, take the first right onto E 27th St, then the first right onto Park Avenue. Then turn left into our parking lot. 

From the south: Take Interstate 35W North to Exit 14 and turn right onto E 36th Street. Continue on E 36th St until Park Avenue. Take a left onto Park Avenue and continue north for about 1.5 miles. Turn left into our parking lot.

From the north: Take Interstate 35W South to the exit for Hiawatha (55) (middle lane between continuing on 35W South or exiting onto 94W). Follow Hiawatha/55 to the exit for 26th Street. Take a right. Continue on 26th to Oakland (one block past Park Ave.) and take a left. Go one block to 27th and take a left, turn into the ASI surface lot. 

Alternately - from the north and I35W, exit 17B for 11th Avenue. Turn left onto 11th Ave and then (at the third cross street) a right onto Franklin Avenue. Drive about half a mile and then turn left onto Portland Avenue S. Go about another half mile south on Portland and then take a left onto E 27th St to Park Avenue. Take a left onto Park and then turn left into our parking lot. 

From the northeast: Take Hwy. 36 west to Interstate 35W south. (see above for rest of directions)