The Father Louis Hennepin Bridge is a suspension bridge over the Mississippi River. You will find the best view of the Grain Belt Sign from here.
Parking for the Best View of the Grain Belt Sign
We recommend parking in downtown near 1st Ave at a paid meter. We are usually able to get a spot next to Voya, a building with unique arch columns and an abundance of windows.
On your way from downtown you will see excellent views of the Grain Belt sign as you cross over to Nicollet island where the sign is rooted.
At night the sign and the bridge shine brightly for all to see as they pass by.
Originally, the bridge was built in 1855 to connect Downtown Minneapolis to Nicollet Island. The one we see today was reconstructed in 1990.