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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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Back to School

August marks the end of summer and the beginning of the new school year. We want to recognize the important role that our universities and colleges play in enhancing our economy. The Bloomington-Normal Area Convention and Visitors Bureau has a strong relationship and partnership with our universities. Representatives from each university sit on the Bloomington-Normal […]

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Valentine’s Day in BN

Still not sure what to do for Valentine’s Day? BN has got you covered, no matter your interest. The Artsy Couple First: Head to Uptown Normal, where you’ll find numerous shops to browse through, including Waiting Room Records, Acme Comics and University Galleries. Next: No Valentine’s Day would be complete without a romantic dinner. Medici […]

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Homecoming in BN

Bloomington-Normal is fortunate enough to be home to not only one, but two universities, Illinois State and Illinois Wesleyan, which means double the opportunities for campus fun. IWU’s homecoming is up first, from October 13-15. For a complete schedule, click here. Illinois Wesleyan University: Since its founding in 1850, Illinois Wesleyan University has been striving […]

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Homecoming 2016

Homecoming is a time for food, friends and football. Here’s what’s happening on campus: Illinois Wesleyan University Saturday, October 1: Captain Ryan A. Beaupre ’95 Memorial Scholarship 5K Run /2 Mile Walk 8:15am. Tucci Stadium. Pancake / Sausage Breakfast 8:30-10:30am. Eckley Quad. Family Fun on the Eckley Quad 8:30-11:30am. Eckley Quad. Football Game 1pm. Tucci […]

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Golf in BN

The Den at Fox Creek 3002 Fox Creek Road, Bloomington | 309.434.2300 This Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course features generous bent grass fairways and smooth undulating greens. With plenty of risk/reward opportunities and four sets of trees to choose from, you are assured a fun and challenging round of golf. A large practice area […]

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