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Category - Family Fun

Monday, November 6, 2023

Bloomington offers an incredible assortment of outdoor activities for families, but sometimes the weather has other plans in store. When it's cold, rainy, or just too hot, take the kids to have a ball at one of these great indoor attractions. Frank Southern Ice Arena Photo by Matthieu Picard From... Read More

Monday, October 30, 2023

Picture this: You’re shopping, but not on Amazon. You’re having dinner — somewhere other than your own house. You wake up in a bed you don’t have to make. You go outside to watch the snowfall without having to see your neighbor in his pajamas. That’s right. You’re in Bloomington. And you’re enjoying... Read More

Monday, October 16, 2023

Whether you're visiting Bloomington with kids, looking for a gift for expecting parents, or wanting to bring home a special B-Town souvenir for the child in your life, there are a variety of local shops to peruse to find the perfect item. Book Corner Standing on one of The Square's corners, Book... Read More

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

The leaves aren't the only thing changing in Bloomington this fall — our local eateries are rolling out their seasonal specials in the name of all things pumpkin and cozy. If you're looking for Bloomington's best fall flavors and where to find them, you've come to the right place. This is by no... Read More

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Bloomington is ultra-photogenic during any season, but B-Town's beauty reaches an unreal level come fall. Between the fiery rolling hills, the stunning landscaping on the Indiana University campus, and the golden-toned leaves reflecting in our many lakes, Bloomington's fall features are an Instagram... Read More

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

You've purchased your Indiana University Football tickets and your Memorial Stadium parking pass, and now you're on the countdown to game day. Maybe this is your first time coming to Bloomington for Hoosier Football, or maybe you're a seasoned fan who never misses the opportunity to cheer on the... Read More

Friday, September 8, 2023

Fowler Pumpkin Patch Date: Opening for the fall season on Saturday, September 23 Time: Tuesday through Thursday, 4:00-7:00 pm / Friday through Sunday, 10:00 am-7:00 pm Location: Fowler Pumpkin Patch Admission: Free Enjoy quintessential fall fun at Fowler Pumpkin Patch, complete with a corn maze,... Read More

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

There's nothing like fall in Bloomington, especially for families. With fun seasonal festivals and events, cozy adventures, and an abundance of leaves to be stomped through, there's plenty to do with kids in B-Town. Whether you're here for a day, a weekend, or a week, there's much fall fun to be had... Read More

Monday, July 24, 2023

There's nothing like summer in Bloomington, especially for families. With outdoor attractions like splash pads and playgrounds, great local shops to grab some ice cream, and fun seasonal activities like hitting the community pool and seeing a movie at the drive-in, there's plenty to do with kids in... Read More

Thursday, July 6, 2023

One of the best, easiest, most fun activities for families is taking a trip to the park to play on the playground. For kids, playgrounds are kingdoms full of imagination, exploration, adventure, and fun. For adults, a trip to the playground offers a chance to enjoy the outdoors and relax as the kids... Read More