Hello, my daughter and I are going to the museum for the Fourth of July (museum & fireworks), so we'll be there all day and most of the night. What is the best place to park as far as safety, price, etc. She's 10 and I don't want to be wandering the streets to get back to my car too late.
Parking may be a challenge on the 4th, but the city has a ramp directly across the street with 324 spaces. We have used it recently when the on-street parking was blocked by construction. There is no attendant so you need to pay by credit card.
Details on the web at - ci.minneapolis.mn.us/parking/ramps/parking_mill-quarter
We walked from our hotel downtown so I am unable to answer your question.
4th of July parking is practically impossible in that area, but since you are arriving early and spending the day the ramp across the street might be available. The area is safe, there will be lots of people around walking and lots of very nice condos.
Usually the parking ramp directly across the street is the easiest option but, depending on where your coming from, you may want to consider a SuperShuttle, the train, a cab, Uber or asking a friend to give you a ride into the city since it will be 4th of July weekend. I have been in the area for the 4th of July before and it's a good crowd; felt perfectly safe.
If you are staying somewhere in Minneapolis or in St. Paul, your best bet is to take the bus to one of the Light Rail Stations and take the train to the Downtown East stop. This is where the green line and blue line split, but both stop here. The Green Line continues to St. Paul, the Blue Line to the Mall of America. From Downtown East it's just a short walk to the Museum. With the Fourth, there will be a lot of people in the area, so it will be safe to walk back to the train station, too.
Since I was on a bus trip we were dropped off, and I don't remember a parking lot for visitors. I think the area is safe, but you might check if the museum has a website which might address parking. Near the mill museum there is an old stone bridge closed to traffic where you can walk and bike, so the area should be well lit and busy, esp on a holiday.
we park during the day infront of the mills flour museum it was a Saturday, we stayed in the area until 8 pmand it was safe. on sunday we went not far away yo the catholic church and it was full of people . but 4 of july like other holydsy can be very fifferent .
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