I-35W Construction Notice
Please note that starting 10pm on Friday, July 28, I-35W will be closed in both directions between 494 and the merger with I-35E. Please use the below detour directions for traveling to The Ames Center:
From the South (click here for map)
Take I-35 to I-35E, then take the first exit (88B) for County Road 42. Turn left onto County Road 42, then an immediate right onto Nicollet Avenue. The Ames Center is on your left in 2.1 miles.
From the West (click here for map)
Take Highway 169 south from I-494. Take the exit for Highway 13 East off 169 after crossing the Bloomington Ferry Bridge. Follow Highway 13 East for approximately 7 miles and then take your first right after crossing I-35W (Nicollet Avenue). The Ames Center is on your right in .2 miles.
From the North/East (click here for map)
Take Highway 77 south from I-494. Take the exit for Highway 13 West off 77 after crossing the Old Cedar Avenue Bridge. Follow Highway 13 West for approximately 4 miles and then take a left onto Nicollet Avenue. The Ames Center is on your right in .2 miles.
The Ames Center
The Ames Center, formerly Burnsville Performing Arts Center, opened in January 2009. The center has two theatres, a 1,014 seat proscenium stage and an intimate 150 seat Black Box Theatre. The Lobby is two stories tall, all glass, with a sweeping view of Nicollet Commons Park, The Minnesota River Valley, and the Minneapolis Skyline. In addition to the Theatres, the center has a 2,000-square-foot art gallery, meeting rooms and a large rehearsal room. There is additional space for banquets, special events and receptions. Presentations at the Ames Center include cultural events, dramas, comedies, dance and musical acts from local arts organizations and national touring artists.
- Address: 12600 Nicollet Avenue, Burnsville, MN 55337
- Box Office: (952) 895-4680
- Website: www.ames-center.com