A big city feel in a small town.
When you visit Bloomington, you'll definitely want to spend plenty of time downtown. It's our most lively & walkable district, home to unique local restaurants, bars, shops, and venues.
You can make a day out of exploring Kirkwood Avenue, B-Town's most iconic promenade, as well as its hidden gems, or of traversing The Square, the heart of downtown. After you've walked Kirkwood & The Square, head down to the B-Line Trail to log even more steps and discover some great off-the-beaten path destinations. If you happen to be visiting on a Saturday morning, you'll also pass the Community Farmers' Market as you stroll the B-Line — make a pit stop for a locally-made bottle of maple syrup or a beeswax candle.
Downtown really comes to life at night, with its many bars and live music venues — we even offer a comedy club where both celebrity comedians & local talents perform. If you find yourself craving a midnight snack, there are several late night eateries to choose from before you head back to your hotel.
Have no fear on a rainy day; there are plenty of museums & art galleries with works to admire. Families, we have plenty of fun activities for you, too. No matter who you are or why you're in Bloomington, our vibrant & bustling downtown has something exciting to offer you.
Browse the boxes below for the highlights of downtown B-Town, and for more practical information, check out our pages on parking and the Bloomington community.
Get to Know Downtown B-Town