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Laura Newton

A proud Indiana University grad, Laura likes listening to live music and enjoying a great meal with friends at the many wonderful restaurants in Bloomington. Laura is the Chief Operations Officer for Visit Bloomington.

Two-Day Eclipse Getaway

Travel to Bloomington to experience this once in a lifetime event. After the 4 minutes and 3 seconds of totality, don’t rush off, there is plenty to keep you entertained. Here are a few ideas to help you avoid the rush out of town. For more events and viewing locations, visit our 2024 Solar Eclipse…

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Know Before You Go: Indiana Heritage Quilt Show

The Basics Who is hosting the event? The Indiana Heritage Quilt Show is run by a committee of volunteers who work year-long to put on this annual event. What is the event? The 31st annual Indiana Heritage Quilt Show showcases over 200 remarkable quilted works. The Quilt Show also holds workshops…

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Holiday Happenings in Bloomington

Artisan Guilds of Bloomington Holiday Show Date: Friday, November 3 & Saturday, November 4 Time: 4:00-9:00 pm Friday; 9:00 am-5:00pm Saturday Location: Monroe County Convention Center Admission: Free Over 70 artists from Bloomington’s favorite guilds, Local Clay Potters’ Guild, Bloomington Spinners…

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Grab a Gift of Drink

Last Minute Gift Ideas No matter the occasion, a bottle of wine or growler is always a quick and easy gift to grab that many people will enjoy. Don't worry, we also have coffee bag and blend options for those who are under 21 or would prefer it. Check out these places to make the stress of gift…

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Halloween Happenings in Bloomington

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…

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A Guys' Trip to Bloomington

Whether it’s to watch the seasons change or shake up every day, there’s a reason people flock to Bloomington during times of transformation. An oasis for cyclists, foodies, hikers, beer enthusiasts, boaters, and adventurers, Bloomington is an idyllic destination for a weekend of reconnecting with…

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Things to Do at Lake Lemon

Lake Lemon is Monroe County's second-biggest lake, offering 1,650 surface acres for water activity, as well as other outdoor amenities for visitors to enjoy. While Monroe Lake is the biggest lake in the area, Lake Lemon offers nearly every feature Monroe Lake offers with the added bonus of less…

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Things to Do at Griffy Lake

Griffy Lake Nature Preserve is comprised of a 109-acre lake surrounded by a 1,200-acre nature preserve. The stunning grounds are located mere minutes from Indiana University's campus, a pleasantly shocking discovery for those who have never stumbled across the serene property. Take a break from the…

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A SELF-CARE RETREAT IN BLOOMINGTON

In Bloomington, there's no shortage of calming and beautiful spaces to help you unplug and rejuvenate your mind and body. Whether you're into yoga, salt caves, meditation, or an essential oils workshop, we have it all to help you take care of yourself. Halotherapy Visit the only salt air…

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How to Spend a Day in Ellettsville

Just seven miles west of Bloomington is the historic town of Ellettsville, Indiana. Founded in 1837, Ellettsville is steeped in limestone history. "Millions of tons of building stone have been shipped by trains and trucks throughout the United States to build magnificent memorials, cathedrals…

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