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We want to take you behind the scenes, to give you insider information you won't find anywhere else. This is where we pull Bloomington's hip happenings together with recommendations from our team, first-hand accounts from project producers, and guest blogs by local gurus.  The Backstage Blog helps you stay in front of it all.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Southern Indiana is full of hidden gems that create magic within our landscape. Whether you're looking to explore secret waterfalls or romp around a wetland preserve, Bloomington has hikes full of beautiful sights and memorable outdoor experiences in store. Leonard Springs Nature Park Beautifully... Read More

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Spring is a special time in Bloomington. Rising temperatures allow us to get back out in nature, dine on outdoor patios, browse the Farmers Market under the sun's rays, and explore the glory of old IU once more. Simply being witness to the miles upon miles of beautiful, blooming landscape is enough... Read More

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Doing the tourist-y things in town is always fun, but there's something extra exciting about discovering an area's hidden gems and eating like the locals — which is why we created this guide to some of Bloomington's favorite eateries from the perspective of a townie. Bon appetit, friends! Laughing... Read More

Friday, March 19, 2021

Disclaimer: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we realize some visitors may not currently feel comfortable dining inside restaurants. In the meantime, please support your favorite local restaurants with carryout or delivery instead! Be prepared to wear face coverings, practice physical... Read More

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Disclaimer: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we realize some visitors may not currently feel comfortable dining inside restaurants. In the meantime, please support your favorite local restaurants with carryout or delivery instead! Be prepared to wear face coverings, practice physical... Read More

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Disclaimer: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we realize some visitors may not currently feel comfortable dining inside restaurants. In the meantime, please support your favorite local restaurants with carryout or delivery instead! Be prepared to wear face coverings, practice physical... Read More

Thursday, March 18, 2021

With incredible outdoor activities, a spirited sports community, a growing culinary scene, and much more, Bloomington offers a bit of everything for everyone. The opportunities for entertainment, education, and exercise are vast, but to get you started, we've put together a list of classic... Read More

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Experiencing IU basketball in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall is one of the most exciting and intense college sporting events in the country. The passion exuded from the players, coaches, and other fans is goosebump-inducing. But tickets are hard to come by, and when the team is playing on the road, say... Read More

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Disclaimer: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we realize some visitors may not currently feel comfortable dining inside restaurants. In the meantime, please support your favorite local restaurants with carryout or delivery instead! Be prepared to wear face coverings, practice physical... Read More

Monday, March 15, 2021

The sun is shining, the pollen count is peaking, the birds are chirping, and the flowers are blooming. Now that spring is here, it's time to head outdoors and appreciate nature from the comfort of your own hammock. If you're looking for somewhere new to post up and hang out, you'll love these... Read More