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Get on a Charter Bus in Bloomington, Illinois and Immerse Yourself in Arts and History

Bloomington, Illinois

Bloomington is right next to Normal in McLean County. The city is home to more than 76,000 people, making it 12th most populous city in Illinois. Get a charter bus in Bloomington, Illinois and tour the city today.

A charter bus in Bloomington, Illinois can help you visit these recommended sites.

Parks, Recreation & Outdoor Venues

First, check out Grady's Family Fun Park, where you can have fun with the entire family. Go on bumper boats and bumper cars, play miniature golf, or at the batting cages. Or check out the carnival rides. Then go to the Upper Limits Indoor Rock Climbing Gym, where you have 21,000 sq. ft. of climbing areas or the Pepsi Ice Center to be ice skate indoors. You can also check out the US Cellular Coliseum, home of the Bloomington Edge of the Indoor Football league, as well as the Bloomington Blaze hockey squad. The arena can easily seat 7,000 people, with provisions for at least 1,000 more during special events.

Then visit the Miller Park Zoo, a member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. It has several exhibits including Tropical America Rainforest, Tortoise, Singing Dogs, Birds of North America, Wolf, ZooLab, Koetthoefer Animal Building, and river otters.

If you like the outdoors, you can play golf at the Den at Fox Creek, Highland Park Golf Course, the Links at Ireland Grove, and Prairie Vista Golf Course. On top of these golf courses, you can also choose from close to four dozen parks in the city, where you could play baseball, mini golf, basketball, soccer, cricket, tennis and even enjoy the playgrounds and the spray parks.

Arts & Culture

Bloomington has several attractions for the art lover in you as well. Check out the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, where you could catch Broadway shows, musical concerts and other events. One of the foremost groups to perform here is the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, with five Masterworks concerts every year, as well as three chamber orchestra and two pops concerts. Another venue for shows and concerts is the recently renovated Castle Theatre.

Watch the Community Players Theater, among the oldest community theater groups run by volunteers, having been opened in the 1920s. Meanwhile, the McPherson Theatre is where the Illinois Wesleyan University School of Theatre Arts perform, while the university's Westbrook Auditorium is where music majors perform every year. This is also where the USA Ballet performs thrice a year.

You can also visit the McLean County Arts Center, among the oldest arts organizations in the entire Midwest. The arts center has been open for more than 13 decades and holds a dozen art exhibits a year. They sponsor the Spring Bloom Arts Festival every year.

Further, you have the Miller Park Outdoor Summer Theatre, which performs two major theatre performances annually.

Historic Sites & Landmarks

Visit the Ewing Manor, which was completed in the 1920s and has a Channel-Norman style. You can also go to the Miller Park Pavilion and War Memorial, which was restored in the 1970s and pays tribute to the city's citizens who fought in the Vietnam and Korean Wars. Meanwhile, the Prairie Aviation Museum allows you to view a variety of aviation artifacts including several aircraft.

The Montefiore synagogue is among the few Moorish Revival buildings in the state and one of the oldest synagogues in the country. Other sites that you can visit and that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, include:

  • Rubin Benjamin House
  • David Davis III House
  • Robert Greenlee House
  • John M. Hamilton House
  • McLean County Courthouse

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