Traveling to MPLS

If you’re planning to visit Minneapolis for the carnival, then check out the information below.

We’re excited to have you and grateful for your enthusiasm for this project! Safe travels!


Local Camping Sites

Baker Campground (25 minute drive from Redeemer Lutheran Church)

Rice Creek Campground (35 minute drive)

Lebanon Hills Campground (35 minute drive)

For a full list of options, check out this handy dandy page and an article on Twin Cities camping here.

Church of All Nations has offered space on their lot if folks are interested in camping there. It’s in the city and closer than other campsites (and free!). If interested contact John at (651) 206-5149.

Local Hotel Options

Air B&B options (check out the gypsy wagon!)

International MPLS Hostel

Local Sites to Visit

  • Theo Wirth Park (especially the quaking bog and Eloise Butler wildflower garden). Has an interpretive center and trails full of local native plants and birds.
  • Another important place is the makeshift memorial to police murder victim Jamar Clark near the 4th Precinct police station, a few blocks north of Redeemer at 1925 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411
  • The Sumner Library is a few blocks from Redeemer and has cool architecture, history, and a great African American literature reading room.
  • Up on West Broadway Ave, a few miles north of Redeemer, are some great Northside cultural institutions. Visit the gallery and print shop at Juxtaposition Arts and restaurants Breaking Bread Cafe and Sammy’s Avenue Eatery— all black-led, community focused businesses. Unfortunately, some are not open on weekends, so make sure to check hours.
  • Or, head to South Minneapolis and have a delicious Indian meal at Gandhi Mahal Restaurant, a group practicing environmental responsibility and sustainable and ethical economics, including growing food in community gardens and purchasing locally. They are co-sponsoring a community meal on Thursday Sept 22nd at First Nations Kitchen.