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Free things to do this fall in Bloomington

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Indiana University Women's Soccer This list was unreasonably difficult to create. Not because there aren't enough free things to do this fall, but because there are way too many good ones and if I included all the ones I want to go to, this blog post would break the internet. So I'll keep it simple ish, and you can fill up your social calendar with cool stuff to do that's completely free. Make your Btown getaway ultra-affordable with these hotel discounts. Sports and Recreation Enjoy the season that is arguably the most beau …

Staff Picks - Outdoor Fun in the Sun

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Firetower Hoosier National Forest It is officially summer, which means that Bloomington is busting with tons of fun things to do outside. From lounging at the pool to hiking in the woods, there are probably a hundred places to get outside and enjoy the warm temperatures and natural beauty of the area. Our staff is pretty active so I asked the team to name their favorite places to get outside, so we can all meet up and sweat together! View of the Hoosier National Forest from the firetower. Abby - I like to take my dogs  …

Dog-Friendly Restaurants and Attractions

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Russell dog outside 4th street The first thing I learned about Bloomington is that you must have a dog to live here. Then I learned that was an exaggeration, but still, basically everyone has a dog. So there are lots of dog-friendly joints around town, and when a Facebook fan recently asked for some suggestions, it got me asking my friends and colleagues about their favorite places to take a dog in Bloomington. So here you go -- and please add suggestions in the comments! Restaurants Upland Tasting Room on the West side U …

10 Sure Bets in B-town for April, 2015

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Ugly Lies the Bone April is a crazy month in Bloomington, as far as events go. Between the reliably good weather (if you can ever truly say that about Indiana) and the end of the school year at IU and Ivy Tech, there are simply tons of events going on from arts to sports to parties. I have done my best to choose the top 10 out of approximately 1 million. For more events, view our Events Calendar. Ugly Lies the Bone - April 3-18 In this play produced by the Bloomington Playwrights Project, American sol …

Best ways to celebrate spring in Bloomington

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Bambi Ever since winter started to fade a few days ago, everyone in town looks like thousands of woodland critters waking from hibernation. We step out onto the newly uncovered grass, blink in the sunlight, and marvel that we made it through another winter. Take advantage of this miraculous weather with some of Bloomington's best ways to welcome spring! Stroll a vineyard Oliver Winery and Butler Winery have beautiful vineyards that you can explore, and they're just waking up for spring! Don't …

11 Sure Bets in B-town for March, 2015

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Devour Btown Top Ten lists are just too short, and there's too much going on to narrow down my list any further. So here are 11 of the events you simply must go to this March in Bloomington. When you're there, don't forget to share a photo on Instagram with the hashtag #visitbtown! Devour Btown - February 25 through March 8 This is one of those events where you'll want to wear elastic-waist pants. It's 12 days of delicious, three-course meals at crazy prices at 40+ independent restaurants across t …

Staff Picks: Sledding, Skiing and Skating

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Sledding Winter in Bloomington is fickle. Sometimes it's mild and rainy, sometimes is frigid cold and snowy. And it can go from one to the other in a matter of days (or sometimes hours). I prefer a snowy winter, when it's less than 30 degrees and the big, fat snowflakes cover the tree canopy so the city looks like a crystallized dream. And the snow covers the ground too, so the hilly landscape then becomes a race track for sleds! And skis, but we're talking the cross country type, not the downhill varie …

An IU Senior's Mandatory Bloomington Adventure List

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Steffi Wong This is a special guest post from our fabulous intern, Steffi Wong. Here at Visit Bloomington, we only get to enjoy her presence through the end of the 2014 fall semester, and then she'll be finishing her senior year at IU and will be off to new adventures. We asked her to write a post about all the Bloomington things she'll miss the most. Naturally, the list is pretty long! ----------- It's my senior year at IU and I am a native Bloomingtonian. Since I've lived here my whole life I have go …

11 Sure Bets in B-town for November, 2014

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the romp Somehow, every November I think I'll take it easy in my social life, and then my calendar fills up with arts, athletics, or culinary adventures almost every night of the week. Bloomington's just got too much going on, so I figure I'll wait to catch up on sleep until I'm at the in-laws' for Christmas. If you're like me and you can't make your mind up between all the events, here's a list of 11 (I couldn't cut it down to the Top 10) things to do in Bloomington this November. Even more great ev …

Staff Picks: Fall Foliage

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Sample Gates in Fall Is Bloomington any more beautiful than in the fall? One could make the case for the lovely spring scenes with magnolias and tulips, or the canopy of twinkle lights covered in a light snow, or even the lush green canopy of summer. But to me, this Tree City USA town was meant to be covered in bright reds, oranges and yellows. And because this is a community that makes green space a priority, there are probably hundreds of places that offer a gorgeous autumn view; even in the middle of town you …

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