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Category - Outdoors

Monday, October 4, 2021

Bloomington is home to a slew of fantastic outdoor destinations, including some of which you might never discover unless a local tells you about them. Consider us your local source for outdoor hidden gems in the area — attractions located off the beaten path, tucked away from the hustle and bustle... Read More

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Just an hour southwest of Bloomington is Greene County, home of a variety of great outdoor attractions. From Goose Pond Fish & Wildlife Area to the Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum, there's much to do during a day in the area. Enjoy Greene County's peaceful nature activities and sight-seeing, then... Read More

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Bloomington offers many fantastic attractions, and some of them are pretty unique to our area. Whether you're looking for attractions you can typically only find in big cities, attractions that are ranked as some of the most premier in the nation, or the only attraction of its kind in the United... Read More

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

One of the best things about Bloomington is that it has something to offer everyone. No matter your interest, there are a wide range of things to do in the area. Grab your significant other, pack your bags, and choose your couples getaway adventure — you'll love what B-Town has in store for you. Use... Read More

Friday, August 6, 2021

Monroe County offers an incredible assortment of nature hikes for every experience level. Certain hikes have a peak season when it comes to the beauty of the surrounding nature, and the following trails are known to be a special treat during fall. Lace up your walking shoes and give these five hikes... Read More

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Spooky season is upon us, and Bloomington has plenty to offer for those seeking chills and thrills. From classic Halloween-themed fun to legitimately unsettling experiences, check out B-Town's most spooky attractions this fall — there just so happens to be 13 items on the list. Cue the goosebumps!... Read More

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Bloomington is home to a long list of great outdoor destinations. While they're all incredible during any time of the year, certain places seem to really shine during specific seasons. While you're visiting B-Town this fall, check out the following forests, trails, nature preserves, and other... Read More

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

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

Friday, July 16, 2021

Playing Sink the Biz at Nick's English Hut, hiking through the Charles C. Deam Wilderness, taking a photo at Sample Gates — there are certain things you have to cross off the B-Town bucket list to truly experience Bloomington. The same goes for fall in Bloomington: take part in as many items on this... Read More

Thursday, July 15, 2021

There's nothing like fall in Bloomington. Between Indiana University football, seasonal festivals, and the stunning fall foliage that paints our city in golden tones, an autumnal visit to B-Town is a must on any traveler's fall bucket list. Take a scenic drive through the rolling hills of Southern... Read More