BN Life

BN Social

With today’s technology, it is easier than ever to connect with people both far and wide. Social media enables us to give status updates about our lives, join forces with others who share common interests, and to share photos and information.   At VisitBN, we love sharing with you what we love about Bloomington-Normal. Through […]

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Celebrating Abraham Lincoln

February 12 will mark President Abraham Lincoln’s 210th birthday. Few places in Illinois played a more important role in shaping Lincoln’s political success than Bloomington-Normal. It was home to some of Lincoln’s closest friends and colleagues, including Jesse Fell and David Davis, and its residents became some of his most important backers in his pursuit […]

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BN Our Story

Our mission at the Bloomington-Normal Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is to enhance the region’s economic vitality, sustainability and quality of life by marketing McLean County as a compelling destination. Through the direct efforts of the CVB, we welcomed an additional 207,194 visitors last year. We received $584,500 in hotel tax dollars. For every $1 […]

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Coupons and Packages

Who doesn’t love a good deal? The Bloomington-Normal Area Convention and Visitors Bureau wants to ensure that visitors have the best experience possible when they visit our area. We have created two pages of coupons for discounts at local restaurants, shops and attractions. These are located in the back of our visitor guide and are […]

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New Year’s Eve in BN

Say goodbye to 2018 and hello to 2019 at one of our New Year’s Eve activities happening in town! Noon Year’s Eve Children’s Discovery Museum 101 E. Beaufort Street 309.433.3444 Can’t stay up ’til midnight? The Children’s Discovery Museum has got you covered! They’ll have a countdown to noon with a confetti blast, face painting […]

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Winter in BN

January in Central Illinois can feel a bit bleak on some days, but don’t let the dropping temperature keep you from exploring all of the exciting events and attractions in Bloomington-Normal! Our attractions, performance venues and special events have plenty to offer to keep you busy this winter! Sports The Central Illinois Flying Aces will […]

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Brews in BN

Coffee. Most of us can’t live without it. It’s the fuel that gets our day off to a good start and the pick-me-up we need in the middle of our afternoon slump. Now that the temperature is dropping, there’s no better place to relax than inside a cozy coffee shop. Check out some of the […]

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BN the Holiday Spirit

  With so many Christmas-themed events happening in the Bloomington-Normal area, it’s easy to get into the holiday spirit! Christmas is the perfect season to spend time with your family, friends and loved ones. Uptown Normal, Downtown Bloomington and all of our attractions will fill you with the spirit of the season. The McLean County […]

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Top 5 Thanksgiving Activities in BN

Thanksgiving is a time to share in the love and support of your family, friends and loved ones. Here are five ways to spend time with them this Thanksgiving holiday! Thanksgiving at Clover Lawn November 7 David Davis Mansion The David Davis Mansion will be open for tours, where guides will give insight about the […]

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BN Good Taste

Whether you’re planning a night out on the town in downtown Bloomington or uptown Normal, two things are guaranteed: you won’t go hungry and you’ll never be bored. With its annual festivals, restaurants, bars and live entertainment, Bloomington-Normal offers both world-class culture and small-town rural charm. Our 200 restaurants – 65 of which are unique […]

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