Bloomington is known as the home of Indiana University. Students, faculty and researchers from all over the world have called Bloomington home over the years. While the university often brings people to town, it is the culture and physical landscape that often keeps them around or has them coming back. Bloomington has a variety of arts and culture institutions and performance venues. It also boasts great dining and night life options. When food, drink and a show are not on your to-do list, the Bloomington area is nestled among some of Indiana’s best outdoor activity areas, including Lake Monroe, McCormick’s Creek State Park, Hoosier National Forest and Brown County State Park.
A College Town Tucked in Some of Indiana's Best Landscape
Bloomington by the Numbers
16.8Square Miles of Lake Monroe
82Hectares in Hoosier National Forest
Indiana University is a world-renowned public university established in 1820. The Bloomington campus hosts more than 40,000 students each school year. More information can be found here.
Lake Monroe is Indiana’s largest interior lake. The manmade lake hosts thousands of boaters and water sports enthusiasts throughout the summer months. Learn more here.
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Whether you camp, boat, fish, water ski, hike or just want to soak up the sun on a beach, it can all be done in and around Bloomington. Choose a new adventure each day!
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