Visit Nearby Illinois State University with Ease
When staying at the Country Inn & Suites, Bloomington hotel, ISU families and fans appreciate staying so close to the Illinois State University campus and Redbird Arena. The hotel’s prime location near major interstates provides stress-free access to family-friendly attractions like the Miller Park Zoo and the Children’s Discovery Museum. Visiting the Bloomington-Normal area for business? Enjoy staying in close proximity to major companies like Mitsubishi Motors and State Farm Insurance. If you’re in town for a conference, convention or event at the Interstate Banquet and Conference Center, our hotel is situated less than half a mile from this popular local venue.
Hotel guests enjoy easy travel to these local attractions:
- Interstate Banquet and Conference Center (0.4 miles)
Less than half a mile from the hotel, this facility hosts various events on a 120 acre campus with multiple buildings and a 20,000 square foot ballroom.
Phone: +1 (309) 829-3976
- Upper Limits Rock Climbing Gym (1.9 miles)
Break out of the usual travel routines and challenge yourself or your group by scaling the walls and boulders at this local climbing gym.
Phone: +1 (309) 829-8255
- Miller Park Zoo (2.7 miles)
The Miller Park Zoo offers affordable fun and entertainment for the entire family. This local zoo is home to a variety of animals like bald eagles, Galapagos tortoises and a snow leopard.
Phone: +1 (309) 434-2250
- US Cellular Coliseum (2.8 miles)
This multi-purpose venue offers fantastic entertainment options just a short drive from the hotel. Catch the Flex basketball team, Bloomington Edge football team and Bloomington Thunder hockey team in action, or get tickets to regularly scheduled concerts and shows.
Phone: +1 (309) 434-2679
- Illinois Wesleyan University (3.3 miles)
Family, friends and prospective students appreciate staying so close to this university, which has been an educational fixture in the Bloomington-Normal community since 1850.
Phone: +1 (309) 556-1000
- David Davis Mansion State Historic Site (3.6 miles)
Walk through the architectural beauty of this 36-room, 19th-century Victorian mansion that served as home to Abraham Lincoln’s campaign manager, Judge David Davis. After exploring the grandeur inside, be sure to step outside and experience the beauty of the ornamental garden.
Phone: +1 (309) 828-1084
- Illinois State University (3.8 miles)
With an enrollment of more than 20,000 students from around the globe, ISU enhances the Bloomington area with diverse academic studies and cultural experiences. If you’re in town for a campus visit or athletic event, enjoy staying less than four miles away from the campus.
Phone: +1 (309) 438-2111
- Children's Discovery Museum (4 miles)
With interactive exhibits, educational programs and innovative workshops, the Children’s Discovery Museum is the perfect place for kids and kids-at-heart to spend the day.
Phone: +1 (309) 433-3444
- Redbird Arena (4 miles)
The Illinois State Redbirds make their home at Redbird Arena. Make the quick commute from the hotel to experience the excitement of NCAA basketball and volleyball action.
Phone: +1 (309) 438-8787
- Central Illinois Regional Airport at Bloomington-Normal (12.5 miles)
Offering flights on Allegiant, Delta, Frontier and American Airlines, the CIRA provides excellent travel convenience for hotel guests.
Phone: +1 (309) 663-7383
Additional Area Businesses & Attractions
The Country Inn & Suites Bloomington Normal West is located off of Interstates 55, 74 and 39.
- Take Exit 160 Market St/Illinois State Rte 9 W
- Follow Market Street/Illinois State Rte 9 to Wylie Dr
- Turn right onto Wylie Dr
- Turn right onto Maple Hill Rd
- Follow Maple Hill Rd to hotel