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Home to 174,647 people, Bloomington/Normal represents Midwest hospitality at its finest, with Its citizens and community embodying its notable quality of life. Bloomington is located in the heart of Central Illinois, just one hour from Springfield, the State Capital, and two hours from Chicago, St. Louis and Indianapolis It is recognized for its industry, education and agriculture, making Bloomington-Normal’s vibrant community one of the most productive agricultural areas in the nation, as well as offering diverse and well-balanced education with Illinois State University and Illinois Wesleyan University firmly established within the city.

As Bloomington is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in Illinois, new construction continues to enhance, industrial, commercial, and residential growth with each season offering events in community to get people involved. From art galleries to performing arts, Bloomington/Normal has entertainment for everyone. The heart of the community can be found downtown, where Main Street is still the place people go to spend time with friends and family.

Visit Bloomington!
Visit Bloomington!
Find everything you want to know about Bloomington and surrounding areas; history, outdoor recreation, music and many other attractions.  Click here to explore the visitors guide.
 
Bloomington/Normal Planning Guide
Bloomington/Normal Planning Guide
For maps and additional information click here for the planning guide.