Bloomington is located in Monroe County, one of Indiana’s most beautiful areas, featuring rolling hills, public forest lands and the state’s largest lake. As a result, residents enjoy an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities at little or no cost. The county has gained recognition as the home of a thriving Indiana limestone industry that has helped to shape the areas culture.
The city itself offers the friendly charm of small town living while at the same time providing many of the amenities you would expect from a much larger city. The presence of Indiana University has helped to shape the surrounding community in many ways, creating opportunities within the Bloomington area that most similarly sized cities can only dream of. In Bloomington, you will find world class opera and ballet performances, touring Broadway shows, a thriving music scene, a Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center, world class dining, and Big Ten athletic events.
Bloomington’s diverse and welcoming community will make you feel right at home during your stay.
The Bloomington Convention and Visitors Center is your official travel information source for everything from restaurant recommendations to day trip suggestions. The Downtown Visitors Center provides visitor information and ticketing for local events. Conveniently located just off the courthouse square, this is your one-stop shop for information in the downtown area. The downtown location is located inside the Sunrise Box Office of the Buskirk-Chumley Theater
The IU Visitor Information Center is the official front door of Indiana University, located just outside the Sample Gates on the southwest edge of campus. Here you can find campus maps, arrange a tour and get all your questions answered.