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McLean County Museum of History and Visitors Center Re-Opening!

The McLean County Museum of History and Cruisin’ with Lincoln on 66 Visitors Center will reopen to the public at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 1! To make it even more exciting, they are opening their doors again on the first Saturday of the Outdoor Farmers’ Market Season that takes place on the Museum Square! Housed […]

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Get A Taste of McLean County During BN Bites & Brews

BN Bites & Brews: May 14-23 BN Bites & Brews, our 10-day celebration of our local restaurants, is the perfect excuse to dine-out night after night and try all of various cuisines the Bloomington-Normal area has to offer. We have culinary options that will suit every taste – from burgers and beers to salads and […]

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The Power of Travel: National Tourism & Travel Week 2021

McLean County Is the Power of Travel! National Travel and Tourism Week 2021 (May 2-8) spotlights the collective strength of the U.S. travel industry. This National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), there is more reason than ever to celebrate the collective strength of the U.S. travel and tourism industry and its dynamic workforce. The 38th […]

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Cheers to #NationalBeerDay

Raise your glass to National Beer Day! With 4 breweries to choose from,  craft-beer lovers won’t have a hard time finding a unique taproom to unwind and enjoy drinks with family or friends. Come taste the heart and soul of our local brewers – they all have a seat and a cold one waiting for […]

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Illinois Shakespeare Festival 2021

Illinois Shakespeare Festival returns for it’s 44th Season! Tickets go on sale Monday, May 10! Romance, revenge, comedy, jealousy, murder, action, magic … no wonder William Shakespeare has been popular for over 400 years; his plays have it all.  High school English classes still read Romeo and Juliet each year, and his works are performed […]

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It’s a beautiful day for a walk in the park for #NationalTakeAWalkInTheParkDay! Being outside can be so good for the mind, body, and soul so go out and visit a BN park if you can! Here are a few places we recommend in the Bloomington-Normal area if you’re looking to celebrate the day and take a […]

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Historic Homes – BN Our Story

Experience the rich history of McLean County by exploring the historic mansions throughout our area. Whether you’re a historian, architect, photographer, or just a lover of old homes, these historic homes will definitely capture your interest! Ewing Manor Completed in 1929 in the Channel-Norman style, Ewing Manor embodies the grace, elegance and natural beauty of […]

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Where to Dine for St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patty’s Day is here! These restaurants are celebrating and serving up the traditional Irish fare you’re looking for! Crawford’s Corner Pub A spot in town where everyone is just a wee bit Irish! Crawford’s Corner Pub will have their traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage available. DESTIHL Restaurant DESTIHL has put a twist to the […]

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Weekend Brunchin’ | VisitBN

There’s nothing like a slow Saturday morning after the crazy work week and heading to brunch to catch up with family or friends! The Bloomington-Normal area is filled with many different brunch spots for you to dine and unwind. With the weather getting nicer, you could even enjoy your brunch out on the patios of […]

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Easter Events in BN

Easter events are springing up all around Bloomington-Normal! Discover all of the fun, festive and family-oriented activities that are planned leading up to Easter! Easter Egg Hunt Scramble When: March 18 – 29 Where: Normal Parks This is no ordinary Easter Egg Hunt! You and your family will visit the Town of Normal Parks to […]

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