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The Best Sledding Spots in BN

Make the most out of these cold, snowy winter days and speed down some frosty hills! Slip on some snow pants, grab a hat and gloves and check out these popular sledding hills in BN area. Highland Golf Course 1613 S Main Street, Bloomington Jersey Hill at Ewing Park III 901 Jersey Avenue, Bloomington Clearwater […]

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Valentine’s Day 2021

Still not sure what to do for Valentine’s Day? BN has got you covered, no matter your interest.   The Artsy Couple First: Start celebrating Valentine’s Day on Feb. 13th and head to Merlot and a Masterpiece in Downtown Bloomington, where you and your loved one can create a beautiful, love-related piece of artwork. They […]

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Lil Beaver’s New Bites

You can now enjoy some delicious bites with your brews at Lil Beaver Brewery! With their new taproom as well, this brewery has the perfect atmosphere to enjoy a meal and drinks with family and friends. Lil Beaver’s new menu is a unique take on typical bar food. Instead of everything being deep fried, they […]

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What’s New in the BN Area 2021

Bloomington-Normal is always booming with new places to go and check out! From a honey farm to a new art gallery, a variety of fun and unique businesses opened their doors in 2020. We’re eager for you to #VisitBN and explore these new attractions!  9122 Bucks Road Heyworth, IL 61745 • 779.903.3428 Wild Harvest Honey […]

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Indoor Dining is Back! | VisitBN

Exciting news for our communities! Region 2, which includes McLean County, is officially allowed to follow Tier 1 mitigations. This means our amazing bars and restaurants can reopen for indoor dining! The guidelines that are now in place includes: All bars and restaurants close at 11pm and may reopen no earlier than 6am the following […]

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Go for a Winter Hike in the BN Area

Winter is no time to stop exploring the outdoors! Many of our nature areas are at their prettiest in the winter. Here are a few parks that are open that you will want to check out during these cold months ahead. Moraine View State Recreation Area When the season brings sufficient snow, 7 miles of trails […]

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5 Family-Friendly Winter Activities in BN

This past year, it’s been sometimes difficult to keep kids cooped up in the house, and it will only get harder with the harsh, cold winter months now here. Luckily, these five places are taking the necessary safety precautions so you and your family can have tons of safe fun this winter and get out […]

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Warm Up with Local Coffee | VisitBN

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 winter temperatures are here, there’s no better way to warm up than with a hot coffee from one of our […]

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Ring in the Noon Year with the Children’s Discovery Museum

Join the Children’s Discovery Museum in ringing in the Noon Year from your home! This FREE countdown celebration will be filled with singing, dancing, celebrating the new year, and saying goodbye to 2020! The Awesome Squad, a children’s music group from Decatur, will be performing kids’ favorite hits. Families are invited to dance along to […]

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Cozy Up at the Vrooman Mansion this Winter

We could all use a little getaway this winter! We invite you to experience the magnificence of local history coupled with modern amenities at the Vrooman Mansion. This bed and breakfast is inviting, cozy, and has the most genuine hospitality. It’s just the escape you need during these upcoming cold months! Built in 1869, Vrooman […]

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