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Things To See in Bloomington
Take a walk downtown - Check out Kirkwood Ave. and The Square
See live performances and films at the Buskirk-Chumley
Browse art, catch a play, and enjoy a concert at the Waldron Arts Center
Be amazed by science in Wonderlab
Enjoy a Monroe County Civic Theater production in Third Street Park
The incredible IU Auditorium is at the heart of Fine Arts Square
Hear world-class music and opera at the IU Musical Arts Center
Start the night at Bear's Place and pick up a Ryder Film Series schedule
Things To Do in Bloomington
Catch a Little 500 bicycle race in April. Visit the 4th Street Art Festival in September, or the Lotus World Music and Arts Festival in the summer. See an IU Men's Basketball game at the famed Assembly Hall, or come Downtown for the Arts Fair on the Square and The Taste of Bloomington. If the summer heat is unbearable, take a drive down SR 446 or Fairfax Road to the shores of Lake Monroe, and two not-to-miss state recreational sites, Paynetown or Fairfax. Walk on the B-Line Trail down to the Farmer's Market in the summer, or visit the Winter Farmer's Market at other times.
Places To Go Near Bloomington
The Holiday World Amusement Park is a great value that is a two hour drive south of Bloomington. In the fall, the amazing leaves in the Brown County State Park are not to be missed, just twenty minutes to the east. Missing the big city life? Indianapolis is just an hour away, Cincinnati two hours, Chicago and St. Louis four. Ellettsville is only 8 miles west on State Road 46.
Where To Eat in Bloomington
Visit Restaurant Row on 4th Street for a variety of international dining, and check out the Snow Lion for an unusual Tibetan experience. Nick's English Hut is a Bloomington tradition, but Opie Taylor's, Kilroy's Sports Bar, and the Crazy Horse also cater to the over-21 student crowd. The west side has a variety of steak houses, but vegetarians might prefer the Mandalay Restaurant or Shanti Restaurant. For dessert, swing by The Chocolate Moose or Hartzell's for ice cream.
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