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Directions to Downtown Tempe
and Mill Avenue District

From Sky Harbor International Airport. Take Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) and exit at Priest Drive. Turn south (right) on Priest, east (left) on Rio Salado Parkway, and then south (right on) Mill Avenue.

From the Southeast Valley. Take the Price Freeway 101 Loop north to Loop 202. Proceed west on the 202 toward Phoenix. Exit at Rural Road and make a left (south) to Rio Salado Parkway. Make a right (west) on Rio Salado to Mill Avenue and make a left (south).

Or if more convenient Take US60 Superstition Freeway to Mill Avenue exit. Drive south on Mill Avenue.

From the South. Take I-10 west towards Phoenix. Exit at 143 Hohokam Expressway. Continue to the University Exit. Go east (right) on University to Mill Avenue and make a left (north) on Mill Avenue.

From the North: Take SR51 to the Loop 202. Proceed east on the 202 and Exit at Priest Road and make a right (south) to Rio Salado Parkway. Make a left (east) on Rio Salado to Mill Avenue and make a right (south).

Where To Park Downtown. At peak times parking in downtown Tempe can be difficult and confusing. Find parking on the streets around Mill Avenue. There are a few free and fee-based parking lots.

Taking The Metro Light Rail

The Metro Light Rail runs a regular schedule between downtown Phoenix and Mill Avenue in Tempe. There are several station stops in between. The complete one-way trip takes about 25 minutes. There is a shuttle service from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to a station. There are also park and ride locations along the route. Visit the Metro Light Rail website for schedules and details. Click here to view a map of the light rail route and stations.

This page was last modified on 13 March 2012 at 18:42
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