Monroe County Courthouse
Small Town that embraces all types of people
Getting around is not real easy
The downtown area encompasses...
The downtown area encompasses 11 blocks and boasts specialty shops, restaurants and the majority of the area's live music clubs. Over 175 businesses thrive in the downtown area and include art galleries, cooking shops, clothing for men and women, athletic stores, book...
come Saturday for a HUGE local farmer's market
If I am in town April - October I go to the Farmer's Market. Usually open 8-1 (9-12 Spring and Fall) you can eat, get great coffee or latte, buy flowers, vegetables, honey, plants, meat (organic), cheese, and more... Go early and just shop before the crowd or go at 10:30 and...
Holiday Inn Express Bloomington
3 Reviews and 124 Opinions We have stayed at many HI Express facilities over the years. At this location in Bloomington, my...
Upland Brewery: Try the local brews!
Ah, I love this place! The Upland Brewery is a terrific microbrewery that has a friendly atmosphere, good food, fair prices, and delicious beer. The beer is obviously the house specialty, however the food is surprisingly delicious. The menu offers typical pub fare, but there...
Scholar's Inn: truly Gourmet
A restored 150-year-old historic mansion is a great setting for lunch, dinner, or Sunday Brunch.Frankly, I don't normally pay this much and it can be a bit noisy but it is THE place to entertain in BloomingtonIf you are from Chicago, New York, or Metropolis you will not...
Village Deli: Breakfast and deli sandwiches
A friend of ours had mentioned that Village Deli was her favorite place to eat when they return to IU and our friend suggested it as well so we stopped here to get lunch on the campus tour with my niece. It was busy but not full, I think most of the campus was across the...
Lennies and the Bloomington...
Upscale and affordable restaurant connected to the first local brew pub: A very relaxing place for lunch, dinner, meeting friends, a meeting, or a birthday. Great beer, great food, snappy service.
My personal favorites are: Any pizzaStromboli which is a calzone:...
Grazie!: Don't Miss the Roasted Red Pepper Soup
I've had the opportunity to eat here twice. The first time was with one of my sons a few years ago in the summer when we were able to eat outside. The other time just recently with a business associate. I don't remember much from the first trip, but on a cold January night...
Lennie's & The Bloomington Brewing Company: Try the local brews! (Part 2)
Lennie's is home to the Bloomington Brewing Company. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but it is definitely worth the trip inside.In comparison with the other brewery in town, the Upland Brewery, Lennie's is slightly more upscale (in my opinion). The menu can be...
Irish Lion: A bit of Ireland in Indiana!
The Irish Lion is probably my favorite restaurant in Bloomington. The antique bar is gorgeous and the atmosphere is rustic: lots of taxidermy. Unlike other pubs/bars in town the Irish Lion has little details like linen table clothes, and well dressed servers that lend it a...
Nick's: The Wee Hours at Nick's
This place is an old bar that's been around the IU campus for quite some time (or at least it looks that way). No true way to describe it because every room offers something different and its laid out like a maze (at least by the time you have a few beverages...).
Avoid Classic Touch Limo at all cost!
Avoid Classic Touch Limo at all cost! They completely stained our once in a life-time special event and didn't care at all. They use to be a decent service staffed with PROS, but within the past couple of years the service has declined drastically. After the Chauffeur...
Classic Touch is very unreliable
Classic Touch limousine service is totally unreliable. I arranged to have them pick me up at the train station in Indianapolis as train service to Bloomington from Chicago is unavailable. My train arrived in Indy at midnight but my Classic Touch ride was nowhere to be found...
Longggisland Apparel: Designer Casual from New York and California
You’ll find the latest in east and west coast fashions for men at this new boutique, offering everything from t-shirts and designer denim to accessories and art works. Whether you’re looking for the ultimate in comfort or want to stand out in a crowd, Longggisland Apparel...
Saraga Asian Market: Great Asian Grocery
This was the best Asian grocery I have been to in the USA. The choice of frozen foods was impressive. The array of other foods was very good, too. Well kept shelves and fresh foods, as far as I could tell.It is in a small "strip" of stores with a large parking lot in front.
Parking was tight all those years ago when I was a student here, now with more students having cars, it is even tighter. Most of the campus area has parking restrictions and requirements for permits so make sure you check the signs carefully.
Some of it is lifted on the weekends, we were able to find a lot that had no restrictions on the weekends to park in.
Written Apr 25, 2004
About 30 miles south of Bloomington, outside of Bedford, is the Bluespring Caverns.The story goes that in the 1940's a local farmer went out to his pond to check his livestock and found that his pond had disappeared. The additional pressure from hard rain was enough for the...
Can't believe it's still there!
After my obligatory two years at McNutt dorm, four of us moved into this house on Grant and 17th Street, close to the football stadium.We had all kinds of visitors when we lived here-crickets, at least one mouse which my roommate Ann bravely chased around the kitchen with a...
Buckner Caves and surroundings
Buckner Cave (formerly Blair or Saltpeter Cave) and the surrounding caves, like Trapdoor or Salamander, are frequented by locals and students.In the 80's and 90's, they were freely open to the public. I should know, I used to visit the caves when I went to college near...
MOST FAMOUS COLLEGE BICYCLE RACE
Sporting EventsLittle 500 Bicycle RaceHeld every AprilFor more information call Indiana University Student Foundation at 812-855-9152 or the Bloomington/Monroe County Convention & Visitors Bureau 1-800-800-0037.The annual Little 500 Bicycle Race is a fast-paced event made...
THE OTHER WINERY -- Most people know the Oliver Winery north of town. IN TOWN you can visit the tasting room of Butler Winery. Jim Butler even has written a book about wine in Indiana. For a treat, go to the vineyard. But stop at the tasting room, College Ave at 15th St, for...
Explore Deeper into Bloomington
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