Hotel and Travel

The host facility for NALS 2017 is the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake, Minnesota.


All participants are required to arrange their own travel to and from the conference and book their own hotel rooms.


The NALS room rates at Mystic Lake will be:

Wednesday, March 21: $129.00

Thursday, March 22:$129.00

Friday, March 23: $155.00

Saturday, March 24: $155.00


Click here to book rooms online. When you make your room reservations indicate you are with the Native American Literature Symposium. If you wish to make a reservation by phone, call: 1-800-262-7799 and refer to the Native American Literature Symposium block.

Room Sharing

NALS will help people interested in sharing a room get in contact with one another, but will not arrange room sharing or splitting costs between participants.

Contact Tyler ( if you would like to share a room with another participant or would like to be in contact with others who want to share a room.

Air Travel

Book your flights into Minneapolis-Saint Paul airport.

Ground Transportation to Mystic Lake Hotel and Casino

From the MSP airport, there are three options for traveling to the hotel.

1. Shuttle (free)

Step one: From the MSP Airport, take the Blue route (located at the Terminal 1 Lindbergh Station Platform) to the Mall of America. Blue route trains run about every ten minutes.

Step two: Take the purple Mystic Lake shuttle bus from the Mall of America to Mystic Lake Casino. This shuttle is free and departs from the lower level of the East Parking ramp. The shuttle runs from MOA to Mystic Lake at the following times daily: 9:00 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m.

*Inside the Mall of America, Mystic Lake has a storefront called The Mystic Lake Store, where you can find answers to any questions about Mystic Lake, the shuttle bus, or the casino.

2. Car Rental (rates vary)

3. Taxi (rates vary)