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How to Get to
Bethel Lutheran Church

Bemidji, Minnesota

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Bethel Lutheran Church (indicated by the blue star on the map) is located at 5232 Irvine Avenue NW, Bemidji, MN, which is on the east side of Irvine Avenue, approximately 2 miles north of Paul Bunyan Drive and 1.5 miles south of U.S. 71.
Routes from various directions to Bethel Lutheran Church are shown on the map in three different colors.

From the North and Northeast

If you are approaching Bemidji from the north on U.S. 71, exit at the interchange marked "Beltrami County Highway 15" and turn left at the top of the exit ramp. This will put you on Irvine Avenue, heading south. Go south a little more than one mile and you should see the church on the left side of Irvine Avenue.

If you are coming from the northeast along county highway 20, turn left onto Bemidji Avenue N (Old Hwy 71). After proceeding for about a half mile, turn right on Lakewood Drive NE. The next stop sign should be Irvine Avenue. Turn left and you should find Bethel Lutheran Church almost one mile south on the left.

From the West and Southwest

If you are approaching Bemidji from the west (Wilton, Solway, Bagley, etc.) on U.S. 2, follow state highway 197 into town until you reach Irvine Avenue, then turn left. This route is shown by the northernmost magenta-colored line.

For those people approaching town from the southwest (Becida), follow county highway 7 into Bemidji and turn left at Irvine Avenue. This intersection has a stop light and the Post Office is on the southwest corner. The southernmost magenta-colored line indicates this route.

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Map of Bemidji Area

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From the South and Southeast

If you are approaching Bemidji from the south on U.S. 71, follow state highway 197 through town. After you come past the lake, the downtown area, and Bemidji State University, follow 197 through town as it turns sharply to the left. The next traffic light is Irvine Avenue. Turn right at this light and you will find the church approximately 1.5 miles to the north, on the right side of Irvine Avenue. A green-colored line indicates this route.

If you are approaching Bemidji from the southeast on U.S. 2, take the first Bemidji exit, which is Paul Bunyan Drive SE. Follow it through town, past the lake, the downtown area, and Bemidji State University. Follow it as it turns sharply to the left. The next traffic light is Irvine Avenue. Turn right at this light and you will find the church approximately 1.5 miles to the north, on the right side of Irvine Avenue. This route is also indicated by a green-colored line.

 

 

From the East

For those people heading east along Power Dam Road (county highway 12), when you reach Lake Avenue (county highway 19), turn left and follow Lake Avenue to 1st Street SE, which is the first stop sign. Turn left and proceed approximately one mile to Paul Bunyan Drive SE (state highway 197). Turn right and follow 197 through town. After you come past the lake, the downtown area, and Bemidji State University, follow 197 through town as it turns sharply to the left. The next traffic light is Irvine Avenue. Turn right at this light and you will find the church approximately 1.5 miles to the north, on the right side of Irvine Avenue. A green-colored line indicates this route.

If you are coming from the Lavinia area, you can either:

  • follow county highway 19 to the north until it intersects with county highway 20, and then follow the directions in the second paragraph of "From North and Northeast" found above; or
  • follow county highway 19 to the south as it turns into Lake Avenue. Go to 1st Street SE, which is the first stop sign, turn left, and proceed approximately one mile to Paul Bunyan Drive SE (state highway 197). Turn right and follow 197 through town. After you come past the lake, the downtown area, and Bemidji State University, follow 197 through town as it turns sharply to the left. The next traffic light is Irvine Avenue. Turn right at this light and you will find the church approximately 1.5 miles to the north, on the right side of Irvine Avenue.

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Last modified December 24, 2013