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Bloomington is located in Monroe County, which is in the southern region of the state of Indiana. As of the 2000 census, the population was 69,291. Bloomington is home to Indiana University, which was established in 1820. IU has approximately 40,000 students and is the largest campus in Indiana. In 1991, Indiana University was named "one of the five most beautiful campus' in America," in the book, "The Campus As a Work of Art," by Thomas Gaines. Several other schools of higher education are also located in the city. Bloomington has been a "Tree City," for more than 20 years, is rich in history and has a diverse arts culture. Several professional and amateur theater companies are located here, including the Indiana University Department of Theatre & Drama. It's also home to the historic and renovated Buskirk-Chumley Theater, built in 1922. Bloomington has quite an impressive music scene and is host to the Lotus Festival of World Music each fall. Much of Bloomingtons music originates in the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, which has for decades been among the nations largest and most highly ranked schools of music. Downtown Bloomington offers unique shops and a variety of cuisine. Colorful murals decorate the downtown buildings, many of them painted by youths at Rhinos Youth Center. Several parks and trails in Bloomington provide outdoor recreational activities for people of all ages.

Surrounding areas: Martinsville, Indiana (18.7 mi), Morgantown, Indiana (19.9 mi), Bedford, Indiana (21.2 mi), Sweetwater Lake, Indiana (22.9 mi)

Bloomington Vacation Rentals

Bloomington Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
A Summerhouse Inn4501 E 3rd StBloomington, IN (812) 332-2141
Biddle Hotel And Conference Center900 East 7th StBloomington, IN (812) 855-5650
Century Suites300 SR 446Bloomington, IN (812) 336-7777
College Motor Inn509 N College AveBloomington, IN (812) 336-6881
Courtyard By Marriott310 S College AveBloomington, IN (812) 335-8000
Diamond Inn1300 N WalnutBloomington, IN (812) 332-9491
Downtown Motel509 N CollegeBloomington, IN (812) 336-6881
Econo Lodge2601 N Walnut StBloomington, IN (812) 332-9453
Economy Inn4805 S Old Hwy 37Bloomington, IN (812) 824-8311
Fairfield Inn120 Fairfield DrBloomington, IN (812) 331-1122
Fourwinds Resort And MarinaBloomington, IN (812) 824-9904
Hampton Inn Bloomington2100 N Walnut StBloomington, IN (812) 334-2100
Hampton Inn2100 N WalnutBloomington, IN (812) 334-2100
Hilton Garden Inn Bloomington245 N College AveBloomington, IN (812) 331-1335
Holiday Inn Express & Suites117 S Franklin RdBloomington, IN (812) 334-8800
Homewood Suites1399 Liberty DrBloomington, IN (812) 323-0500
Howard Johnson Express Inn2603 N Walnut StBloomington, IN (812) 332-9453
Indiana Motor Lodge200 Matlock RdBloomington, IN (812) 336-0905
Motel 6126 S Franklin RdBloomington, IN (812) 332-0337
Motel 61800 N WalnutBloomington, IN (812) 332-0820
Quality Inn1100 W Rappel DrBloomington, IN (812) 323-2222
Rodeway Inn126 Franklin RdBloomington, IN (812) 332-9811
Super 8 Motel1000 W SR 46 BypBloomington, IN (812) 323-8000
Towneplace Suites105 S Franklin RdBloomington, IN (812) 334-1234
Travel Lodge2615 E 3 RdBloomington, IN (812) 339-6191
Abe Martin LodgeNashville, IN14.8 mi.(812) 988-4418
Comfort Inn75 W Chestnut StNashville, IN14.8 mi.(812) 988-6118
Green Valley LodgeRR #5Nashville, IN14.8 mi.(812) 988-0231
Hickory Shades MotelRR 1 Box 250Nashville, IN14.8 mi.(812) 988-4694
Michael's MotelRR #3Nashville, IN14.8 mi.(812) 988-2381
Orchard Hill MotelRR #3 Sr/35/noNashville, IN14.8 mi.(812) 988-4455
Red Bud InnRR #5 MNashville, IN14.8 mi.(812) 988-1661
Salt Creek Inn Inc551 State Rd 46Nashville, IN14.8 mi.(812) 988-1149
Salt Creek InnNashville, IN14.8 mi.(812) 988-1149
Hotel Nashville Resort245 Jefferson StNashville, IN14.9 mi.(812) 988-0740
Patriot Inn10 S Crane StSpencer, IN14.9 mi.(812) 829-0400
Canyon Inn MC Cormick's CreekSpencer, IN15.3 mi.(812) 829-4881
Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Suites2233 Burton LnMartinsville, IN17.0 mi.(765) 813-3999
Comfort Inn50 Bills BlvdMartinsville, IN18.7 mi.(765) 342-1842
Hillview Motel2600 SR 37 SMartinsville, IN18.7 mi.(765) 342-6272
Bed & Breakfast
Wampler House Bed & Breakfast4905 South Rogers StBloomington, IN (812) 824-2446

Bloomington Weather & Climate

Central Indiana has a four-season climate, with cold winters and warm, humid summers. It is classified as humid continental. Temperatures generally diverge somewhat from the north and south by a few degrees. While droughts occasionally occur in the southern region, rainfall totals are usually equally distributed throughout the state. The annual snowfall in Indiana averages less than 22 inches. Indiana is one of the most tornado-prone states in the country. Despite its vulnerability, however, Indiana is not a part of tornado alley.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 36°F 19°F 2.66 in. -
February 42°F 22°F 2.71 in. -
March 52°F 31°F 3.66 in. -
April 64°F 41°F 4.29 in. -
May 73°F 51°F 5.12 in. -
June 82°F 60°F 4.07 in. -
July 86°F 64°F 4.32 in. -
August 84°F 62°F 3.99 in. -
September 78°F 54°F 3.62 in. -
October 66°F 43°F 3.14 in. -
November 53°F 34°F 3.95 in. -
December 41°F 24°F 3.38 in. -

Bloomington Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Monroe County airport (BMG) located about 5 miles west of Bloomington, the Columbus Municipal airport (BAK) located approximately 34 miles east of Bloomington in Columbus, Indiana, the Indianapolis International airport (IND) located roughly 39 miles northeast of Bloomington in Indianapolis, Indiana, and finally Terre Haute International Hulman Field (HUF) located around 46 miles northwest of Bloomington in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Bloomington Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Indianapolis ZooIndianapolisIN45.9 mi.
Riverside ParkIndianapolisIN45.9 mi.
Old IndianaThorntownIN66.7 mi.
Six Flags Kentucky KingdomLouisvilleKY75.3 mi.
Holiday WorldSanta ClausIN75.4 mi.
Water Parks
Parky's Pirate Cove/Miami Whitewater ForestCincinnatiOH110.6 mi.
Surf Cincinnati Water ParkCincinnatiOH110.6 mi.
The Beach WaterparkMasonOH119.1 mi.
Golf Courses
Bloomington Par ThreeBloomingtonIN 
Cascades Golf CourseBloomingtonIN 
Indiana University Golf CourseBloomingtonIN 
Rolling Meadows Golf CourseGosportIN14.7 mi.
Pine Woods Golf CourseSpencerIN15.0 mi.
Martinsville Country ClubMartinsvilleIN20.9 mi.
Otis Park Golf CourseBedfordIN21.3 mi.
Stone Crest Golf CommunityBedfordIN21.3 mi.
Horseshoe Bend Golf CourseLewisvilleIN21.8 mi.
Indian Springs Golf CourseTrafalgarIN26.0 mi.
Tameka Woods Golf CourseTrafalgarIN26.0 mi.
Clover Meadow Golf CourseCloverdaleIN27.7 mi.
Ski Areas
Ski WorldNashvilleIN14.8 mi.
Perfect North SlopesLawrenceburgIN89.8 mi.
State Parks
McCormicks Creek State ParkIN13.2 mi. 
Brown County State ParkIN14.6 mi. 
Richard Lieber State ParkIN28.4 mi. 
Spring Mill State ParkIN30.7 mi. 
Wylie House MuseumBloomingtonIN(History)
Indiana University Art MuseumBloomingtonIN(Art)
President Benjamin Harrison HomeIndianapolisIN45.9 mi.(History)
Indiana State MuseumIndianapolisIN45.9 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Children's Museum of IndianapolisIndianapolisIN45.9 mi.(Children's)
P.H. Sullivan Museum and Genealogy LibraryZionsvilleIN55.9 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Indianapolis ZooIndianapolisIN45.9 mi.
Louisville Zoological GardenLouisvilleKY75.3 mi.
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical GardenCincinnatiOH110.6 mi.

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