Welcome to B-Town
Bloomington is a tight-knit community where neighbors know each other, but one with a diverse and rich culture providing residents and visitors with a wide variety of experiences to enjoy. The city, set beautifully in the hilly, forested landscape of south-central Indiana, offers something for everyone. There are countless opportunities to explore an array of interests, including a thriving arts scene, incredible theater and music performances, a wide range of International restaurants, as well as the excitement of Big Ten sports.
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There are so many unique and exciting things to see and do in Bloomington, you'd need a lifetime to do it all! Then, as soon as you think you've finished, a new event would pop up. That's the beauty of an ever-evolving college town - there's always something new to experience, whether you're an outdoor enthusiast, an arts lover or like to shop.
The heart of Bloomington is directly connected to campus, and Kirkwood Avenue is the main artery that links IU to the vibrant downtown atmosphere and is just blocks from the Sample Gates at the historical west edge of campus.
Whether you're looking for down-home Hoosier cooking or world cuisines, you'll find what your palate desires in Bloomington. Fourth Street, also known as "restaurant row," features several Bloomington favorites and is adjacent to Kirkwood Avenue and the west end of campus.
Arts & Entertainment
The arts and entertainment scene in Bloomington is filled with unique experiences, just waiting to be discovered. You'll find live music, theatre performances, a variety of art galleries and museums - both on and off the beautiful Indiana University campus.
Lake Monroe, Griffy Lake, the Hoosier National Forest, and a variety of parks and trails provide opportunities for hiking, fishing, boating, biking, horseback riding, and kayaking.
No matter what you're looking for, you can get it in Bloomington! The shopping centers throughout town offer a variety of merchandise and services, including many unique, local vendors.
Wine & Culinary
As a college town and a culinary utopia, it only makes sense that Bloomington offer up some tasty, locally made beverages and other delectable treats.
Population is 80,000.
Named one of the Top 10 Places to Live by Men's Journal Magazine
Named one of nation's top Bicycle Friendly Cities
Named by USA Today as one of the country's Top College Towns
Ranked #6 among top 2007 Best Small Places for Business and Careers by Forbes Magazine
Ranked #7 Best Performing City in 2007 by the Milken Institute for its concentration of high-tech jobs
Ranked in Top 20 of best cities in America for doing business by Inc. Magazine