The expansive and largely commercial community of Central Minneapolis contains most of downtown and the central business district. Downtown East, Downtown West, Elliot Park, Loring Park and the North Loop are located here. Located smack-dab in the middle of Minneapolis, this brilliant community is alive with art, commerce, recreation, nightlife – basically anything the heart desires is located in Central.
All of the city’s major venues are located in the Central Community: the Minneapolis Convention Center, the Metrodome, the Target Center, the IDS Center, the Mill City Museum, The Foshay Tower Observation deck and Museum, Target Field, the Stone Arch Bridge and the Guthrie Theater are only just a few sites on a long list of attractions that bring people to this community. The Light Rail provides a direct link from downtown straight to the Minneapolis – St. Paul International Airport and the Mall of America. Downtown Minneapolis also provides easy access to most major interstates.