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Directions and Parking

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We have approximately 1200 public parking spaces available for hockey, concerts, and convention center events. There are also 170 parking spaces reserved for event employees & production staff. Shore power is available with ample space for trucks & buses.

  • Directions From South:

    • Take 371 from Brainerd and turn left onto Hwy 2. Take 1st exit into BJL and follow to 1st st south.
    • From Motley or Park Rapids take Highway 71 north.
    • Find the Sanford Center on the south shore of Lake Bemidji off of 1st st. S or Event Center Dr. (by the Green Mill and Hampton Inn).
  • Directions From North:

    • From Highway 71 N or Highway 2 E follow Highway 197 (Paul Bunyan Drive) from the Airport/Mall area towards Bemidji State University and Lake Bemidji.
    • Continue south through downtown Bemidji and follow the south shore to 1st st. S or Event Center Dr. (by the Green Mill and Hampton Inn)

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