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Category - Outdoors

Friday, September 25, 2020

Hiking is one of the best things you can do in Monroe County. Many of us have our favorite go-to hikes, but for those of you looking for something new or off the beaten path, here are some unique hikes you might not have heard of. Or maybe everyone has told you about them, and you're embarrassed... Read More

Monday, September 21, 2020

With so many colors decorating the landscape in Bloomington, fall is the perfect time to explore with your camera. We've picked 10 of our favorite places to experience fall in Bloomington whether you want to shoot the golden hues of fall foliage, IU campus icons, or pumpkins of all shapes and sizes.... Read More

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Dear Alumni, Fans, fellow Hoosiers, and Biz Sinkers: Over the years, Bloomington has been your home, your respite, your game-day getaway. Many of you came here for an education but left with so much more—a community of friends and a lifetime of good memories. But it’s time to give back to B-Town.... Read More

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Playing Sink the Biz at Nick's, seeing a show at The Bluebird, visiting a farmers market, there are certain things you just can't miss in Bloomington. The same goes for the fall in Bloomington. To help you enjoy one of the busiest seasons in town, we've created this bucket list of things every... Read More

Thursday, January 9, 2020

This article was published in our 2020 Bloomington Visitors Guide. Request your copy here. Bloomington is no stranger to beautiful outdoors. With over 98,000 acres of forest, 38 different parks, and more than 10,000 acres of protected lands in Monroe County, there is no shortage of ways to spend... Read More

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Bloomington is truly a town where man’s best friend can be a part of every aspect of life. We know that your dog isn’t just a pet, but a member of your family. Here are the best ways to stay, eat, and play in Bloomington with your “pawsome” pup. Stay Your canine companion wants to stay by your side... Read More

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Ahh, it's the start of a new year which brings a fresh start, new year resolutions, and new events in town! Some classic January events are back, such as the First Day Trail Run and Walk, but there are some new events to look forward to like Freezefest! Check out what's in store for the first month... Read More

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

With a new decade comes a whole host of new opportunities for you to take advantage of, and that’s especially true in Bloomington. 2020 is bringing new places to stay, eat, and play, and we’ve put them all into a list for you to use as you plan out new fun for the upcoming year. New Places to Stay... Read More

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Bloomington is known for many things: #9 quirkiest town in America, the 4 th gayest city in the country, one of the top 50 foodie towns in the U.S. There are many breweries, distilleries, and wineries to explore. You have award-winning theater right at your fingertips. Then, of course, you have miles... Read More

Friday, August 2, 2019

There are many ways to discover Bloomington. Between the trails, lakes, iconic Indiana University spots, you can always find something new. To make the adventure interesting, explore Bloomington by the alphabet! A is for Assembly Hall... Spirit and tradition run through the veins of Indiana... Read More