Discover Plenty of Things to Do in Bloomington
Tour Illinois State University (ISU) or visit the campus' planetarium, pick up a new pair of shoes at Eastland Mall or play miniature golf at Miller Park. When you choose the Country Inn & Suites, Bloomington-Normal Airport, IL, you put yourself within minutes of the area's best attractions. Step back in time when you visit David Davis Mansion, a mid-19th century Victorian house filled with decorative arts. At the Prairie Aviation Museum, located at BMI airport, you can enjoy a simulated flight over the city or check out the aircraft on display. If you love Beer Nuts, visit the manufacturing facility where they are made, and be sure to stop by the company store for samples of your favorite flavor.
Put these attractions on your must-see list:
- Beer Nuts, Inc. (2.4 miles)
Go nuts over the things you'll find at Beer Nuts manufacturing facility, where you can purchase samples of your favorite flavors or pick out a souvenir T-shirt at the Company Store. 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.
Phone: +1 (309) 827-8580
- David Davis Mansion (2.3 miles)
If old houses pique your interest, you won't want to miss touring this 36-room Victorian mansion, the former home of Judge David Davis. Linger for hours over the assortment of mid-19th century decorative arts that takes you back to another place and time, and then stop by the 1870s ornamental flower garden to end the tour.
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 (3.3 miles)
Prospective students and families with students at Illinois State University appreciate being minutes from this campus that serves more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
Phone: +1 (309) 438-2111
- Illinois State University Planetarium (3.1 miles)
For an enjoyable family activity, visit the planetarium on ISU campus, where you can sit for a show, observe the skyline and pick out a souvenir at the gift shop.
Phone: +1 (309) 438-2496
- Illinois Wesleyan University (2.8 miles)
Cheer on the Lyons athletes 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
- Interstate Banquet and Conference Center (5.6 miles)
This expansive multipurpose facility features thousands of feet of ballroom and convention center space for hosting 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
- Miller Park (3.8 miles)
Find something for everyone to do at this family-focused attraction, home to the Miller Park Zoo, the Miller Park Pavilion, a swimming beach, boat docks, tennis courts and miniature golf.
- 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 the Central Illinois Regional Airport in Bloomington. Aviation enthusiasts appreciate the collection of aircraft on display, which include an F-4N Phantom, a T-38A Talon, an F-14D Tomcat and a UH-IH Huey. As an added highlight, visitors can take a simulated flight over the city.
Phone: +1 (309) 663-7632
- Upper Limits Climbing Gym (3.9 miles)
Daredevils and adrenaline junkies can challenge themselves on a variety of climbing walls at Upper Limits. Climbers can scale 65' silos, an outdoor boulder, a 110' outdoor wall, six auto belays and a main climbing area of overhanging terrain. All skill levels are welcome, and classes are available for beginner climbers.
Phone: +1 (309) 829-8255
- U.S. Cellular Coliseum (3.1 miles)
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, this arena also hosts concerts and special events.
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)