Explore an Array of Things to Do in Bloomington
Within a few miles of the Country Inn & Suites, Bloomington-Normal Airport, IL, you can tour Illinois State University, visit ISU’s planetarium, pick up a new pair of shoes at Eastland Mall or play miniature golf at Miller Park. Step back in time with a visit to the David Davis Mansion, a mid-19th century Victorian house filled with decorative arts. The Prairie Aviation Museum, located at the BMI airport, lets you enjoy a simulated flight over the city and examine various aircraft on display. If you’re a fan of Beer Nuts, visit the manufacturing facility and stop by the company store for samples of your favorite flavor.
- Illinois State University (3.3 miles)
Prospective students and families appreciate being minutes from Illinois State University, which serves more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
Phone: +1 (309) 438-2111
- Illinois Wesleyan University (2.8 miles)
Cheer on the Titans or attend a theater production at this selective liberal arts university, home to a student body of approximately 2,000 undergraduates.
Phone: +1 (309) 556-1000
Sports and Activities:
- Miller Park (3.8 miles)
This family-friendly attraction is home to the Miller Park Zoo as well as the Miller Park Pavilion, a swimming beach, boat docks, tennis courts and a miniature golf course.
- Upper Limits (3.9 miles)
Daredevils and adrenaline junkies can scale 65-foot silos, an outdoor boulder, a 110-foot outdoor wall and a main climbing area of overhanging terrain. All skill levels are welcome, and classes are available for beginners.
Phone: +1 (309) 829-8255
Local Points of Interest:
- Beer Nuts (2.4 miles)
First created in Bloomington in 1937, Beer Nuts are still being made at this 10,000-square-foot factory less than five minutes away from the hotel. Before you leave, be sure to purchase samples of your favorite flavors or pick out a souvenir T-shirt at the company store.
Phone: +1 (309) 827-8580
- David Davis Mansion (2.3 miles)
When you tour this 36-room Victorian mansion, linger over the assortment of mid-19th-century decorative arts that takes you back in time. End your tour with a stop by the 1870s ornamental flower garden.
Phone: +1 (309) 828-1084
- Eastland Mall (1 mile)
With more than 90 specialty shops and stores, Eastland Mall is certain to have exactly what you're looking for whether you're shopping for purses, shoes or a piece of jewelry. When it's time to take a break, enjoy a pretzel from Auntie Anne's or a sandwich from the food court.
Phone: +1 (309) 663-5361
- Illinois State University Planetarium (3.1 miles)
For an enjoyable family activity, visit the planetarium at ISU, where you can see a show, observe the skyline and pick out a souvenir at the gift shop.
Phone: +1 (309) 438-2496
- Prairie Aviation Museum (0.5 miles)
Air travel and space exploration come to life through interactive displays of artifacts and memorabilia at this museum located at Central Illinois Regional Airport in Bloomington. The collection of aircraft includes an F-4N Phantom, a T-38A Talon, an F-14D Tomcat and a UH-IH Huey.
Phone: +1 (309) 663-7632
Events and Entertainment:
- Interstate Center (5.6 miles)
This multipurpose facility features thousands of feet of ballroom and convention space for elegant weddings, expos and special events. Check the schedule to find out what's happening while you're in town.
Phone: +1 (309) 829-3976
- Grossinger Motors Arena (3.1 miles)
This arena hosts concerts and special events in addition to serving as home base for the Edge, Bloomington's United Indoor Football League team, and the Prairie Thunder, Bloomington's United Hockey League team.
Phone: +1 (309) 434-2843
- BroMenn Healthcare (2 miles)
- BroMenn Medical Center (1.2 miles)
- Central Illinois Regional Airport (0.5 miles)
- Country Insurance and Financial Services (1 mile)
- Growmark (1 mile)
- Illinois Farm Bureau / Illinois Agricultural Assoc. (1 mile)
- Mitsubishi Motors North America (6.4 miles)
- OSF St. Joseph Medical Center (1 mile)
- State Farm Insurance Companies Corporate South (2 miles)
- State Farm Insurance Companies Home Office (1 mile)
- State Farm Insurance Illinois Regional Office (2 miles)