Visitor Information

Content Provided By: Bloomington-Normal Area Convention & Visitors Bureau



The Bloomington-Normal area is a vibrant community offering a remarkable quality of life and a traditional Midwestern lifestyle and values. We’re proud of our Midwestern hospitality. Whether you are here for a weekend, attending an event, or on business, we hope you enjoy your visit and return often.


We invite you to discover the wealth of exciting attractions BN has to offer. BN is home to a multitude of arts, culture and entertainmenttrails and parksfairs and festivalsrestaurantshotels, and shopping centers.


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BN is located in the heart of Central Illinois, approximately 125 miles southwest of Chicago, 155 miles northeast of St. Louis and 64 miles northeast of Springfield, the State Capital.

BN is easily accessible from any city, with access from Interstates 39, 55 and 74, as well as daily Amtrak service and flights through the Central Illinois Regional Airport. See our guide to getting here and getting around for more information.