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Category - Family Fun

Monday, July 29, 2019

Theater in Bloomington Frozen - MCCT.ORG Presents the Play: August 2 - August 4 | Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center | Times Vary "Curses! Oaths and Troths in Broadway and Opera": August 25 | Fairview United Methodist Church | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Music in Bloomington Fridays in the Waldron, Hill,... Read More

Friday, July 12, 2019

July and August are a hot and steamy time of year and can be particularly cruel when the temperatures hit 90 and above. Hot summer days are perfect for swimming or finding indoor activities in the AC (like free museums or shopping). They’re also the perfect time of year for eating lots and lots of... Read More

Friday, June 21, 2019

Theatre in Bloomington Performing Arts Series Presents: Fridays in the Waldron, Hill, and Buskirk Park: July 5 & July 12 | Waldron, Hill, and Buskirk Park | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm IU Summer Theatre Presents: Little Shop of Horrors: Dates Vary | Wells-Metz Theater | Times Vary IU Summer Theatre... Read More

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Nothing says summer like a relaxing day on the lake followed by fireworks dancing across the sky. Independence Day is Thursday, July 4, 2019, and there are several events planned to mark the holiday. Here’s where you can celebrate in Bloomington. SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER AND STAY IN THE KNOW... Read More

Friday, May 3, 2019

Visit Indiana Week is an annual celebration of all wonderful things to see and do in the Hoosier State. This week is in conjunction with National Tourism Week, which is a time when travel and tourism professionals across the country unite to celebrate the value travel holds for our economy,... Read More

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Bloomington may be a college town, but we're also a family town. With lakes, trails, playgrounds, and museums made for kids, we've got everything you need to have a fun day in town. Rainy summer day? Don't worry, we've got you covered with ways to spend a day indoors with kids. Play Around Lower... Read More

Friday, February 15, 2019

Traveling as a family has a lot of moving parts, and when you finally get to your destination, everyone (kids included!) wants to settle down somewhere welcoming and relaxing. From spacious suites to pools to play in and even free breakfast, these options are the perfect home away from home for... Read More

Friday, February 15, 2019

Bloomington may be a college town, but it’s a perfect town for families, too! Our small-yet-big-town feel means there’s a ton of stuff to entertain you and your family all day, all within a half hour drive! Where to Stay You’ll want to book your hotel ahead of time! After a long day exploring,... Read More

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Although Bloomington has a wide array of amazing outdoor options, Mother Nature sometimes has different plans for where you'll spend your day. When the weather takes a turn for the worse, reshape your plan to spend some time at some of these indoor entertainment options. Wonderlab Museum Always a... Read More

Friday, January 25, 2019

Southern Indiana is full of hidden gems that make our landscape so interesting. Whether you're looking to explore hidden waterfalls or romp around a wetland preserve, we have hikes full of out-of-the-ordinary sights and experiences to give you a memorable journey into the outdoors. Leonard Springs... Read More