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The Acoustic Roots Festival is an annual live music event presented by Bloomington's community radio station, WFHB. It's held outdoors on the grounds of Upland Brewing Company and features some of the area's very best musicians in the Americana, Roots and Folk genres. This year's event will be held on Saturday, May 11 from 3-11 pm.
This family-friendly, laid-back musical celebration is a great way to experience live music in Bloomington and sample some great food and drink from one of our local brew pubs.
The schedule for this year's event is is below:
|Front Stage||Back Stage|
|3:00 pm||The 123s||3:30 pm||Payton-Purnell|
|4:15 pm||Lexi Minnich||4:45 pm||Merrie Sloan|
|5:30 pm||The Underhills||6:00 pm||Indiana Boys|
|6:45 pm||Entwyned||7:15 pm||Tim Grimm & Jan Lucas|
|8:00 pm||Kade Puckett||8:30 pm||White Lightning Boys|
|9:15 pm||Jacob Latham||10:00 pm||Jason Wilber|
Tickets will be available at the gate; admission is $15 per person at the gate. Advance sale tickets are available for $10 per person at WFHB, all Bloomingfoods locations, Landlocked Music, the Buskirk-Chumley Box Office and Upland Brewing Company, beginning April 22.Posted on: Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013 8:07 AM by: Tosha Daugherty
College basketball season is now well underway and the IU Hoosiers are at the top of the NCAA rankings this year, so here's your step-by-step playbook for how to enjoy an IU basketball game at Assembly Hall (you know, in case you've forgotten or something):
1.) The first thing you've got to do is score some tickets.
3.) Check out Cook Hall. If you've never been to IU's newest basketball facility, game day is the perfect time. The lobby is open to visitors and you can see some great historic IU basketball memorabilia, including a few NCAA National Championship Trophies.
4.) Head over to Assembly Hall - arriving early gives you plenty of time to enjoy that legendary basketball atmosphere.
5.) Hit up the Varsity Shop (or one of their main level displays) for some new IU gear. Here's a family friendly tip - if you're looking for kids' sizes you'll want to head straight to the main store on the lower level.
6.) Stop for a quick photo op in front of something distinctly IU, like the trophy cases or the Hall of Fame. Post your pics on all your social media accounts to make your friends jealous.
7.) Find your seats and cheer for the home team (of course!).
8.) Be sure to stand up for the fight song!
Bonus Points if you bring someone to their first-ever IU basketball game!
Young or old, the look on their face will be priceless.
So, now that you know how to enjoy a game properly, be sure to get registered to win free tickets to three upcoming games from Visit Bloomington! Each winner will receive either two or four tickets.
Tickets are still available for the holiday series games on Dec. 19, 21 and 28. Wouldn't that be an incredible stocking-stuffer? Reserve your tickets at IUHoosiers.com or call 866-IUSPORTS.Posted on: Tuesday, Nov 27, 2012 7:26 AM by: Tosha Daugherty
We know, it sounds like the last thing you want to do during the holiday season and what could something like "The God of Carnage" possibly have to do with being a parent - but trust us, this new production from IU Theatre & Drama will make you howl with laughter (and may make you feel pretty good about your own parenting skills).
Yes, I said parenting skills...
Here's why: This production tells the story of what happens when two eleven-year-old boys have a scuffle on the playground at school, and their parents face resolving the matter on their own. Despite the best attempts at courtesy and respect, hard truths and insecurities surface along the way, pitting couple against couple, men against women, and even husband against wife. A Broadway hit and winner of the 2009 Tony® Award for Best Play, The God of Carnage takes a painfully funny look at parents behaving worse than their kids. The show will be on stage at the Lee Norvelle IU Theatre & Drama Center from Nov. 30 - Dec. 9.
Parenting sure can be stressful at times and I'm betting all you parents out there could use a break, so share your best and/or funniest parenting story with us for a chance to leave the kids at home and enjoy a night at the theatre along with a gift card to one of B-town's amazing restaurants! Simply leave a comment below, share it on your Facebook page so your friends can have a laugh as well and we'll choose a winner on Monday afternoon. Yes, grandparents and/or those without children can enter, too!Posted on: Thursday, Nov 15, 2012 7:44 AM by: Tosha Daugherty
Congratulations to the IU Hoosiers Football team, who brought home a win last week against Illinois!
In celebration of this Big 10 Conference win, we're giving away a family pack of tickets to this weekend's game against Iowa! I've got five tickets and a parking pass for one lucky family of Hoosier Fans - just leave a comment to tell us why your family deserves to go to this week's game on us to be entered to win. We will choose a winner on Wednesday afternoon. Winner must be able to pick up the prize at the Bloomington Visitors Center during regular hours.Posted on: Monday, Oct 29, 2012 11:33 AM by: Tosha Daugherty
Need a few haunting hints on how to celebrate Halloween in Bloomington? Here's a quick run-down of fun pre-Halloween (and one post-Halloween) events in the Bloomington area to get you in the mood to get dressed up and head out in search of a ghostly good time!
Haunted Hayride and Stables
Located at 8308 S. Rockport Road, these fun haunted hayrides depart from the Haunted Stable on Fridays and Saturdays between 7 and 11 pm for a spooky 15-minute jaunt filled with scary creatures, the Headless Horseman, graveyards, witches, werewolves and more! Once you're returned to the Stable, you can decide for yourself if you're brave enough to enter! Bring the kids out between 1 and 7 pm while the spooks are all sleeping.
The Great Glass Pumpkin Patch
On October 13, the Bloomington Creative Glass Center presents the 3rd Annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch. Choose from over 250 glass pumpkins to find your own handmade blown glass creation.
7th Annual Dia de los Muertos Community Altar
From Oct. 16 to Nov. 4, visit the Mathers Museum of World Cultures to see the 7th annual Dia de los Muertos Community Altar, created with offerings from local Bloomington residents.
Dennis James Hosts Halloween
On Oct. 26, join in this classic IU Halloween tradition as a classic silent film is shown at the IU Auditorium, accompanied by the haunting organ music of Dennis James. This year's film is Faust and James will be joined by Mark Goldstein playing the theremin. The show starts at 7:30 pm.
Festival of Ghost Stories
This 30-year Bloomington tradition is presented by the Bloomington Storytellers Guild and takes place on an ink-black night with leering jack-o-lanterns and crisp cider to set the stage for an outside concert of ghastly tales told in the dark at Bryan Park. Begins at 7 pm. Free for adults and older children; not appropriate for young children.
Ghostly Gathering at Paynetown SRA
Join the naturalist at Lake Monroe for ghosts, goblins and ghouls crafting sessions, an all-ages costume contest, campground trick-or-treating, campsite decorating contest and the annual Ghostly Gathering Halloween Party! Activities take place from 2:30 to 10 pm. Please dress for the weather.
Wildcare's Night of the Creatures Halloween Event
Get dressed up in your favorite wild costume and enjoy a night hike with Wildcare on Oct. 27 where you'll encounter some real creatures of the night! Whooo knows what you might hear or what you might find. Begins at 6 pm. Please dress for the weather.
Spooky Stories in the Gallery
Join the IU Art Museum on Oct. 27 at 2 pm as members of the Bloomington Storytellers Guild share the spooky stories that inspired several Japanese prints in the museum's collection. Refreshments will be available after the program. Free; recommended for children in grades 3 and above.
On Oct. 27, join maniacal Maestro Charles Latshaw and the bloodthirsty Bloomington Symphony Orchestra in a frightfully delightful evening for the whole family. They'll be playing some of Halloween's GRAVEst hits! Make sure the kids dress to impress for the kids' costume contest! Show starts at 5 pm.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Cardinal Stage Company invites you to join them the evening of Oct. 27 for their 7th year of presenting this classic Halloween presentation of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. There will be two showings, 8 pm and Midnight, with a special "de-virginization" ritual one half hour prior to show time. Come in costume for a discount on admission!
Halloween Family Fun Fest - Day of the Dead
Venture out to the Mathers Museum of World Cultures on Oct. 28 from 2-4 pm for the museum's annual Halloween celebration that explores activities and traditions surrounding the Day of the Dead. Event is free and open to the public.
Once you've recovered from your candy-induced Halloween coma, head out to watch the pumpkins fly through the Bloomington skies! That's right, on Nov. 3 at Hilltop Garden & Nature Center, pumpkin launch creators will send pumpkins soaring through the are in competition for both accuracy and distance. A seed spitting contest, children's activities, live music and pumpkin goodies will all be part of the fun, which begins at Noon. $5 per car. Presented by Bloomington Parks & Recreation, Hilltop Nature Center and WonderLab.
We're beginning to see little spashes of color on some of the trees around Bloomington, and you know that that means... one of our favorite seasons is now underway in B-town!
Doesn't everyone just love fall? The weather cools off, but it's not too cold yet, the colors are so vibrant, there are caramel apple and pumpkin flavors to enjoy just about everywhere, and Bloomington is gorgeous! Here are a few of our favorite things in Bloomington you should add to your fall to-do list - tell us about your fall favorites in the comments below.
Orchards & Country Stores
THE best place to find the flavors of fall, orchards and country stores are where you'll find yummy things like apple cider, fudge and apple butter! You'll also often find a plethora of other items including pumpkins, fall home decor, handmade soaps, gourds and more.
Townie Tip - Our favorite country stores are Dillman Farm for apple butter and fudge, Melton's for persimmon pulp and fun outdoor decor items, and Musgrave for their award winning apple cider. Please call ahead before you visit, as this year's drought has heavily impacted apple and cider production.
Pumpin Ice Cream and well, everything else!
The mornings are crisp and cool, yet the afternoons often get warm and sunny - that means it's a perfect time to indulge in one of fall's tasty pumpkin pleasures. Hit up Soma or the Pourhouse Cafefor a pumpkin flavored latte, then head to the Chocolate Moose or Hartzell's when things heat up in the afternoon.
Townie Tip - I tried the Pumpkin Pie Latte at the Purhouse Cafe the other day - YUM! Please be aware that flavor availability can change quickly at locally owned ice cream shops, so if they're out of pumpkin be open to some of the other custom made flavors.
I recommend Moose Dream at the Chocolate Moose and Cinnamon at Hartzell's.
We're so lucky here in Bloomington that our Farmers' Market has such a long season! Having the option through the fall means you can sample the goodness of an Indiana fall through pumpkins, fresh jams and jellies, persimmons, fresh honey and more!
Townie Tip - Check the Farmers' Market website for dates and times of special apple and soup tasting events. Go early and enjoy breakfast from Feast, Sweet Claire (try the chocolate sweet roll) or the Chocolate Moose (waffles and ice cream anyone?).
Yes, Bloomington is a bicycle-crazy town in the spring during the IU Little 500, but the serious cyclists come out in the fall to ride the back roads and enjoy the city's many bicycle lanes and trails. Whether you're a beginner taking an afternoon ride on the B-Line Trail or you're an old hand at the annual Hilly Hundred Bicycle Tour, B-town is a great place to bicycle in the fall!
Townie Tip - Hit up the ride-through window for lunch to go at FARMbloomington - it's located in Oddfellows alley, just off Kirkwood Avenue, or if you're riding out by Lake Monroe, stop in at the Trailhead Market and Noshery and get the special bicyclist discount!
Take a Hike
Really, we mean it. Hiking is one of the best ways to see the splendor of fall up close and personal. Visit one the the many area parks, preserves or forests to reconnect with nature and enjoy the beautiful fall weather. Take plenty of water and a few snacks with you, because once you get started, you won't want to stop!
Townie Tip - Our favorite hiking spots include the Hickory Ridge Firetower area in the Hoosier National Forest (of course) - the views really can't be beat! Here are a few of our lesser known favorites to check out as well: Leonard Springs Nature Park,
Morgan-Monroe State Forest, Yellowwood State Forest and Little Africa Nature Preserve
at Lake Lemon.
Rent a Boat
No, we're not confused about the seasons. Renting a boat on Lake Monroe is one of the very best ways to go leaf viewing! Nothing is prettier (or makes for better photos) than the unbroken shoreline covered in trees full of color with the water in front and the beautiful blue sky above.
Townie Tip - Bring a jacket (it can be cool and windy out on the water) and your binoculars. Be on the lookout for birds and other wildlife - several bird species stop off at Lake Monroe for a rest along their annual migration routes.
The list just wouldn't be complete without mentioning the IU Hoosiers Football experience. We know the team has had its ups and downs, but nothing beats a day at the stadium with the family. The kids'll love Knothole Park and Hoosier fans are tops when it comes to tailgates!
Townie Tip - There's no need to pack your car full of coolers and food - just step into the IU Alumni Association's Hoosier Village Tailgate where you can either enjoy a buffet or sample fare from local B-town eateries like Short Stop BBQ, Opie Taylor's, PIzza X, the Chocolate Moose, Kilroy's and The Big Cheez!
Wineries & Brew Pubs
Yes, you can visit them in any season, but there's just something about sitting outside at one of our local wineries or enjoying a pint of seasonal beer at the source that screams fall to us. Expect wine tasting, beer samplers, special menu items and cellar tours!
Townie Tip - Want to take time to enjoy the local flavors, but still need to pick up a pumpkin? No worries, you can pick up a locally grown pumpkin at Oliver Winery! Both Oliver and Butler Winery are beautiful backdrops for your fall photos as well.
Dress Up and Go to a Show
Yes, there are wonderful shows on the schedule for IU Opera, Ballet and Theatre (find them on our calendar), but that's not what we mean... Nothing truly says fall like taking in a scary silent film accompanied by legendary IU alum Dennis James on the organ at the IU Auditorium or joining in a rousing viewing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Buskirk-Chumley Theatre!
Townie Tip - Arrive in costume to truly enjoy the show - there may even be a costume contest to reward your efforts!
The Great Pumpkin Launch
What could be better than watching pumpkins get launched into the air and splatter to the ground? Not much, right? Well, Hilltop Nature Center, Bloomington Parks and Recreation and Wonderlab are coming together to continue to Bloomington tradition of the Great Pumpkin Launch! On the Saturday after Halloween, pumpkins will fly - and you're invited to join in the fun!
Townie Tip - Think you can build a better pumpkin launcher? Download the requirements and give it a try! Launching devices must be registered by Oct. 26. Check the Parks and Rec website for even more Halloween and fall themed event like
the Festival of Ghost Stories!
As we get closer to back-to-school time, we've all got things on our summer must-do list that we just haven't gotten to yet... but just in case you don't, here are 10 (+1) great things to do in Bloomington to add to your list along with some Townie Tips for getting the most out of your visit to Bloomington.
The Monroe County
Fair (July 28 - Aug. 4)
Everyone loves a good county fair, right? Whether you're into the rides, games, animals or performances you'll find something you love at the Monroe County Fairgrounds! (Townie Tip: Check here for details on admission and parking. If you're bringing the family it pays to know when bracelet and carload nights are in effect!)
Community Farmers' Market
The largest in Southern Indiana, this Saturday morning tradition is a don't-miss when you're in B-town. (Townie Tip: Don't miss out if you're not in town on Saturday - a smaller version of the Bloomington Farmers' Market takes place every Tuesday from 4-7 pm at 6th and Madison Streets.)
Starlite Drive In
If you've never experienced an old-fashioned drive in movie, it's about time you did! Starlite is one of the best drive ins around, featuring two recent releases for your admission. (Townie Tip: Arrive a little early - they often sell out - and come hungry - the concession stand is very good.)
4) Karst Farm Park
Located on the west side of Bloomington, Karst Farm Park is a soccer facility, but it's hidden gem is the splash pad, providing wet summer fun for all ages and abilities! (Townie Tip: The Splash Pad is open Friday - Monday. For smaller crowds, we recommend visiting on Mondays.)
Take in a Concert (or
Movie) in a Park -
Throughout the summer, the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department offers live musical (and theatrical) entertainment. Tuesday Lunch Concerts in People's Park, Thursday Concerts in Third Street Park, Friday Movies or Sunday Concerts at Bryan Park are all great options. (Townie Tip: Bring a lawn chair or blanket... and bug spray!)
Enjoy some Local Ice
Yes, we all love Dairy Queen Blizzards, but just this once, bypass the big-name favorites and experience locally-crafted ice cream at its finest! (Townie Tip: Here's the low-down on your three choices for locally made ice cream - The Chocolate Moose is the ultimate B-town tradition with several specialties, Jiffy Treet has multiple locations and an incredible variety of toppings and Hartzell's is the place to go if you're craving seriously unique flavors.)
Rent a Boat on Lake
Indiana's largest lake is the perfect place to cool off when the summer gets hot! Choose from Paradise Boat Rental at Fairfax SRA or Lake Monroe Boat Rental at Paynetown SRA. (Townie Tip: Yes, pontoons are fun, but if you want to see the lake -and possibly some wildlife - from a different angle, think about renting a kayak or canoe.)
Visit the Indiana
University Art Museum
One of the best collegiate art museums in the country, the building was designed by architectural legend I.M. Pei and features an incredible variety of works from some of the best known masters like Picasso and Monet. (Townie Tip: Go back after dark! One of the traditions that incoming IU freshman experience is to visit the IU Art Museum after dark and lie on the ground with their feet against the building's walls, relax and enjoy the light totem.)
9) WonderLab's Simple
WonderLab is a win no matter what time of year it is, but this summer they've got a super-cool temporary exhibit called Simple Machine Mania. Fun for all ages, it features hands on activities with pulleys, a giant biomechanical hand and more! (Townie Tip: Do not miss the giant biomechanical hand - it's very rare and a popular part of the exhibit, so be prepared for a short wait. Don't worry, it's worth it!)
10) Climb the Fire Tower
Yeah, it'll be a lot of steps... and you'll probably be hot and sweaty when you get to the top, but trust us... the view is worth it! (Townie Tip: Take your camera and go in the early morning or the evening for two reasons - first, it will be a little cooler than midday and second, watching the sun rise or set from the top of the fire tower is incredible.)
If you've been to Bloomington several times, or if you can't get here until after summer's over, here's our bonus activity that can take you through into fall:
+1 Bonus: Hunt for Brains
**The Brain Extravaganza was a temporary exhibit in the summer and fall of 2012.**
No, we're not talking about smart people, though there are a lot of those here in Bloomington. We're talking about the Brain Extravaganza, a public art project spearheaded by Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, a neuroanatomist and IU professor who suffered a severe hemorrhage in the left hemisphere of her brain in 1996. The project will be on display through October 15 and aims to raise awareness about brains and brain injuries, but it also provides lots of fun! (Townie Tip: Check in with your mobile device at all 22 brains to color an image of your own brain that you can compare to famous Bloomingtonians or share with your friends on Facebook!)
Fun, family, friends, good food, charity, community, awesome entertainment-those are a few of the great things you get when you visit the Taste of Bloomington.
I love the Taste of Bloomington for all of the reasons
listed above, and especially community. This yearly event has to be the best at
bringing the Bloomington community together, from young to old, from rock-n-roll to country fans, and certainly a community that loves to taste a wide variety
of good food and enjoys a diverse group of music performances. The Taste is not just for adults, it's an
event where families can bring their children for fun activities from community
partners like WonderLab and Bloomington Park & Recreation. They have face painting, a bounce house and
of course plenty of music for kids to dance to.
One of the best things about the Taste is that it gives back to the community. A portion of the proceeds from the Taste of Bloomington will benefit the Hoosier Hills Food Bank and the Community Kitchen of Monroe County, to terrific organizations that provide food to those in need. Try good food, give good food!
You have to admit, if you live in the Bloomington area
you're spoiled with having the opportunity to experience so many great
restaurants. This yearly event gives residents
and visitors a chance to taste food from new local restaurants as well. Of course I always go back to my favorite Taste
participants that attend every year, to have their best item and try a new menu
item that they might be presenting. When
it comes to food, the Taste offers about any type of food you can think of: BBQ,
Asian, Mexican, Greek, and many others. I should also mention there are plenty
of wonderful, delicious, sweet desserts from Bloomington and Monroe County vendors.
Fun and friends go hand in hand with the Taste. Going to the Taste of Bloomington gives me a chance to catch up with friends I haven't seen for a while or some that I might have seen the night before. I love meeting new people and make new friends. You couldn't ask for a better event that does just that. New community members, families visiting IU for Freshmen Orientation, professionals for conferences, artist for the Arts Fair on the Square, you'll find them all checking out the Taste. The musical entertainment Taste offers is awesome! I enjoy dancing so the Taste gives me the chance to put on my dancing shoes and be "Gene, Gene, the Dancing Machine". Maybe dancing to a polka, doing a little two stepping or just air jamming to a local rock band, at the Taste you will definitely find your taste in music.
Wherever or whenever I visit another place and I'm asked about Bloomington, Indiana, I always tell them "Bloomington is a small town with a big town taste". It offers almost anything a major city can offer; a great and diverse community, a top notch university and schools, beautiful and breathtaking surroundings... and it offers one of the largest and best food tasting events in the state, The Taste of Bloomington. This community event is what I call "Taste'tastic!"
Special thanks to our local guest blogger, Gene Harrawood, for this great post. Gene is a long-time Bloomington resident, IU alum and member of the Taste of Bloomington Planning Committee.Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012 5:50 AM by: Tosha Daugherty
This summer, WonderLab, Bloomington's fun science, health and technology museum for kids, is featuring a cool new exhibit called Simple Machine Mania! I'm not terribly inclined in the technology department, but in a nutshell the exhibit features levers and pulleys - thankfully for me, they are very simple. I recently took my three and half year old daughter, Ellie, to check it out and we had a lot of fun. For a toddler, the simple rope and pulley connected to a basket (for lifting teddy bears and stuffed animals of course) was a great "machine" experience. Ellie and some other kids loved hoisting and lowering animals, and throwing them from the second story of the playhouse. Sometimes the simplest machine is your own hand!
There were several really fun displays, but the coolest gadget was a (seemingly not that simple) robotic hand. This thing was like four feet tall! All the adults and older kids were clamoring to play with it, which is why I always say WonderLab is just as much fun for adults. Seriously, it is. So back to the robot hand; it looked like a giant replica of the Terminator's hand, and you could use push buttons to move the fingers in various ways. I learned that it was made in Indiana (sweet!) and that WonderLab is the only place you can play with one. At least for now, because I imagine most children's museums will be ordering one in the near future. But for now, you can only see it at WonderLab.
Of course, the rest of the museum was awesome too. Ellie climbed the grapevine climber for the first time and it was pretty nerve wracking for me and my husband, but it was great exercise and a good confidence builder for Ellie. That's probably the exact reason it was installed! The water feature is still one of our favorites, because what kid doesn't want to get soaking wet and splash mom and dad? (Plus we like to play in it too.)
Bottom line: go to WonderLab to check out the new exhibit, it's fun for
WonderLab is located in downtown Bloomington on West 4th
Street within easy walking distance of the City of Bloomington's Garage Art and
dozens of great shopping and dining opportunities.
Simple Machine Mania will be on display until September 23. The museum is closed on Mondays.
It's never too early to start planning for warm weather RV camping adventures. A place you'll want to add to your itinerary is Bloomington, Indiana, where outdoor attractions, historic sites and an exciting college town atmosphere mean you'll have plenty of places to play.
One of the best ways to get to know Bloomington is to pull into one of the area's excellent RV parks and then embrace nature. Bloomington RV campgrounds are in such beautiful settings as Lake Monroe, where tall, rocky bluffs ring Indiana's largest lake. Favorite ways RVers enjoy Lake Monroe include boating, fishing from the piers, hiking the woodland trails or swimming at one of the reservoir's two beaches.
Lake Monroe sits on the northern boundary of Hoosier National Forest, a two-hundred-thousand acre green space complete with hillside lookouts, scenic trails and an impressive collection of waterways. Nearly every kind of outdoor recreation can be enjoyed while you're here. Here's a tip for vacation photographers -- wildlife in this forest is abundant, so pack your favorite camera as you pack your motorhome.
Want to take your vacation adventures underground? Bluespring Caverns, just a short drive from Bloomington, offers RVers a trip along a mysterious subterranean river. Older kids will especially enjoy the underground snack bar and the amazing cave-dwelling creatures.
And what attracts RVers to Bloomington itself? Indiana University's Hoosiers lure loyal fans to baseball, basketball and football games, not to mention a whole host of other sporting events year-round. Imagine enjoying an RV vacation in a beautiful setting with the added bonus of first-rate collegiate sports nearby.
That's just the beginning of what you can do while in Bloomington. The BEAD (Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District) is a sixty block collection of restaurants, galleries and shopping venues sure to please everyone in your RV camping crew. Don't miss this pulsing heart in the city's center during your stay in Bloomington.
And you can't truly appreciate Bloomington without knowing a little about its history. The city features no less than thirteen walking tours that highlight vintage neighborhoods and structures. Start here to collect more information on the Showers Brothers Furniture Factory Tour, details on the Vinegar Hill Limestone District and other memorable treasures from Bloomington's fascinating past.
There you have them -- seven tips for an exciting Bloomington, Indiana RV camping vacation. Whether you're planning a long weekend of RV camping or hope to settle in for an extended stay, you won't run out of ways to play in and around Bloomington. Get ready to experience the beauty of nature, the energy of a great university and the wealth of visual history that keeps RV campers coming to Bloomington, Indiana.About the Author Posted on: Tuesday, Feb 28, 2012 8:01 AM by: Tosha Daugherty