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. 

Home is Where you Left It
Courthouse Drawing


Taking you behind the scenes, to give you insider information you won't find anywhere else.

Labor Day Weekend

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The end of summer draws near but that doesn't mean the fun has to end. Labor Day Weekend in Bloomington is packed with events for the whole family. Take a long weekend; you deserve it. FESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTS Lilly Library Tour Date: Friday, August 30 Time: 1:00 & 2:00 pm Location: Lilly…

Family Fun

Bloomington's Best Ice Cream

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Nothing says "summer" quite like ice cream. A few scoops of the cold, silky treat is the perfect respite from the sweltering heat of a B-Town summer, and Bloomington has no shortage of ice creameries — and hidden ice cream gems — to satisfy your cravings and cool you down. Whether you like it in a…



  • 514 E. Kirkwood Avenue

Nestled on Kirkwood Avenue across from the beautiful Indiana University campus…


  • 2608 E. 10th Street

A counter-serve restaurant where the unique menu features comfort foods with an…

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.