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There are a seemingly endless number of things to do in Bloomington.

One day you might feel like renting a double-decker pontoon boat on Monroe Lake. The next day, you could find yourself enjoying a 20th-century opera, or maybe some stand-up comedy followed by artisan cocktails on the square. The one thing you won’t find is boredom.

With so many attractions, it can be a little overwhelming to find what you’re looking for. We’re happy to make personal recommendations, just contact the visitors center for ideas and assistance or download our Visitors Guide. You might also check the events calendar to find date-specific activities. Or check out the curated Trip Ideas that pull together a group of themed activities and events for excellent trip ideas.

Frequently Asked Questions About Bloomington

What are the best activities in Bloomington?


Hike the Deam Wilderness trails
See the Morgan-Monroe State Forest wildflowers
See Cedar Bluffs Nature Preserve limestone bluffs
Go fishing at the reservoir lakes

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What is there to do in downtown Bloomington at night?


The Bluebird
The Bishop
Blockhouse Bar
Buskirk-Chumley Theater
Serendipity Martini Bar
The Tap

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What is there to do near Indiana University?


Visit the IU campus
Explore the IU attractions and landmarks
Watch an IU Performance
Enjoy a Big Ten Game
Attend Little 500

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