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Illinois Made

All over Illinois, artists, makers and creators have been chosen by the Illinois Office of Tourism as Illinois Made destinations: places that help create and flourish off of the local culture. From Farm to Fork Epiphany Farms Every item on the menu at Epiphany Farms is naturally raised from Chef Ken Myszka’s 20-acre working farm […]

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BN Our History – Lincoln’s Festival on Route 66

Abraham Lincoln made his first visit to Bloomington-Normal in 1837 when he was a lawyer on the eighth judicial circuit. During this time, he met two residents who would not only become his close friends, but the most important political backers in his quest for state and national office: Jesse Fell and David Davis. According […]

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4 New Things in Bloomington-Normal

In with the new! Here are the newest places to eat, drink and be in Bloomington-Normal. Ancho & Agave 3006 E. Empire St., BL 309.590.3200 BN’s newest Mexican restaurant sells the classics, tacos, fajitas, quesadillas, and burritos, while serving homemade salsa and guacamole. The atmosphere is refreshing and inviting, with high ceilings, large windows and […]

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BN the Summer Fun – Festivals

In Bloomington-Normal, summer is truly the fest of times. No matter your area of interest, BN has a summer festival for you! Champagne British Car Festival June 2 David Davis Mansion Presented by the Flatlanders British Car Club, the event features vehicles of all British makes for view on the elegant setting of the Mansion […]

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5 Spring Events in Bloomington-Normal

Spring is officially here, and with it comes warmer weather, sunshine and more outdoor activities. Here are some events happening in Bloomington-Normal that will get you in the mood for spring:   Downtown Bloomington Farmers’ Market May 4, 11, 18, 25 May is the beginning of the Downtown Bloomington Outdoor Farmers’ Market. You’ll find the […]

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Get Your Six on 66

When most people think Route 66, neon signs, diners and convertibles come to mind. You’ll find all those there, but there’s a whole other aspect to the “Mother Road” that most people tend to overlook: its historical significance in American culture. Constructed in 1926, it was the road that made travel from the Midwest to […]

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Easter in BN

Easter is cause for celebration for a number of things: the arrival of spring, your beliefs, or the ability to spend time with friends and family. Here are some of the events happening around Easter in Bloomington-Normal! Easter Egg Hunt April 6 The Corn Crib Get outside and enjoy spring as the Town of Normal […]

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BN Our History – Route 66

When most people think of Route 66, diners with neon signs might be some of the images that come to mind. If you’re journeying along the Mother Road, no road trip is complete without fantastic food! Route 66 is famous for its classic cuisine, and Bloomington-Normal offers plenty of options for visitors to choose from. […]

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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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