Thrifty Outfitters

Your Source For:  Backpacking • Camping • Climbing • Clothing • Materials • Paddlesports • Parts • Repairs

Mon - Fri  10 – 9
Saturday  9 – 9
Sunday  10 – 6

612-339-6290  press 4

309 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454

Upstairs from
Midwest Mountaineering

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Get Here By:  Car | Train | MTC Bus | U of M Bus | Bicycle

Thrifty Outfitters

(Upstairs from Midwest Mountaineering)
309 Cedar Ave South
Minneapolis, MN  55454

MidwestMtnStorefront.jpg Look for our beautiful, classic turn of the nineteenth century two-story red brick building on the Northeast corner of Cedar and Riverside Avenues – very close to the Metrodome, University of Minnesota, West Bank and the seven corners intersection.  Thrifty Outfitters is located on the second floor, directly above Midwest Mountaineering.

Light rail is here!  We are excited to be located less than one block from the West Bank Station on the Green Line.  Getting to the Thrifty Outfitters is now even easier!

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Free Parking


It's Easy:  No purchase required! 

Please note:  No free parking during Outdoor Adventure Expo week (due to the tents taking up the parking lot space).  Please see the Expo website's Find Us page for expo parking assistance.

Light Rail Transit


Coming from downtown Minneapolis or Saint Paul, the Airport, or Mall of America?  Trains run at least every 15 minutes!

Central Corridor (Green) Line:  (  We are excited to be located less than one block from the Green Line's West Bank Station.  Green Line schedule.

Hiawatha (Blue) Line:  (  Riverside Station is three blocks from Midwest Mountaineering.  Did I mention it's easy to find?  Just continue Westbound on Riverside Ave past Cedar Ave and follow the road to the left as Riverside becomes 15th Ave South, go two blocks.  Blue Line schedule.

Cost:  $1.75

$2.25 during rush hours
(M–F:  6–9 am, 3–6:30 pm)


Make it convenient – Purchase a Go To Card for easy riding on all buses and trains, and get a 10% discount (Click image at right).



Hop a bus – many routes go right past Midwest Mountaineering!  Use Metro Transit's handy-dandy interactive Trip Planner to get route information - directly from your door to ours!

U of M – Campus Connector Shuttle Bus


Easily ride from the store (West Bank) to the East Bank (5 minutes) and Saint Paul (20 minutes) campuses!  Catch these frequent-running buses one block from our door (next to Willey Hall on the westbound Washington Ave exit).  View the campus shuttle bus map & schedule to see how easy it is! 

P.S.  You don't need to be a university student to ride these free shuttle buses!

Cost:  FREE.

Bicycle to Thrifty Outfitters


Easily ride to the store on many trails including Mississippi River Roads (East and West), Hiawatha Avenue, Midtown Greenway, and numerous U of MN bicycle lanes including the 19th/10th Avenue, Dinkytown Bikeway Connection, and Washington Avenue Bridges.  All buses and trains can carry your bike, too. 

Park your bike on the North side of the building - next to The Hub Bike Coop.  Additional bike parking (100 plus spaces) is available on the mall between the Humphrey Center and Wilson Library.

Cost:  FREE + Fresh Air & Exercise.

Page Updated:  Feb 15, 2015 12:31 am