Welcome to Bloomington

There are two defining characteristics that have shaped this Indiana town and its people: the land and the university. The hills, forests, and lakes provide a sanctuary; one that is valued and protected. Students and faculty from across the country and the world flock to Indiana University, bringing ideas and dreams to a community that embraces them all. It’s a place for everyone. Welcome to Bloomington. 

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5 Things to Do with Dad in Bloomington

  • 3 min read

Father's Day is coming up in a few weeks, but you don't need a special occasion to spend time with dear old dad! Whether you're looking for things to do with dad on the big day or you simply want to do something fun together, here are five activities you can do in B-Town with the father-figure in…

Wine & Culinary

Restaurants with Outdoor Dining in Bloomington

  • 21 min read

With the return of spring comes the return of patio dining — one of our favorite things to do in B-Town. Something about enjoying dinner & drinks outside in the spring warmth feels oh-so right after a long winter spent inside. Tons of eateries in town offer outdoor dining, and we've rounded them all…


Crazy Horse

  • 214 W. Kirkwood Avenue

One of Bloomington's favorite watering holes, Crazy Horse features an incredible selection of spirits and micro-brews. The menu is big, featuring lots of hand-made…

Uptown Cafe

  • 102 E. Kirkwood Avenue

New Orleans-style Uptown Cafe is know for Cajun/Creole inspired fare, fresh steaks, seafood, lamb chops, and extravagant breakfast and brunch items, including Cottage…


  • 2608 E. 10th Street

A counter-serve restaurant where the unique menu features comfort foods with an international flair.

Need ideas? We've got some for you.

There are a lot of engaging activities available in Bloomington. So many, in fact, that it can seem a bit overwhelming trying to plan a visit. Take a look at these Experiences to get inspired; pull a few ideas from each or just copy one in its entirety and go with it.