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Stave Wine Bar And Market
Stave Wine Bar & Market offers patrons a truly unique wine experience, right in the heart of Uptown Normal. With a ‘curated’ approach to a global by the glass and bottle list, Stave Wine Bar features 12-15 small production wines by the glass on a list that changes monthly. Rounding out that list is another 60-80 wines available by the bottle, for enjoyment at the wine bar or to take home. Owner/Wine Buyer Greg Rose has been in the wine industry for over 12 years and strives to offer interesting, sometime rarely found varietals with the goal of giving wine drinkers an opportunity to experience lesser known wines from around the world. Craft beers are available on tap and in bottle as well. Stave Wine Bar also serves a fine selection of Charcuterie (smoked and cured meats) and international cheeses to accompany and enhance your wine experience. With a friendly and knowledgeable staff, Stave Wine Bar is the place to experience the wines of the world. Stave Wine Bar & Market- simply a better glass of wine!
Clinton MayDays Festival
MayDays Festival on Mr. Lincoln's Square in downtown Clinton. This four day event includes Luehrs Ideal Rides Carnival, food & craft vendors, and lots of free entertainment. Contact the Chamber of Commerce office for information at 217-935-3364 or 866-4-DeWitt.
Hyatt Place Bloomington/Normal
Hyatt Place in Normal, IL is adjacent to Uptown Station’s various public transportation services, enabling ease of access in and around Central Illinois. The Illinois State University (ISU) art gallery, the historic Normal Theater and the always fun Children’s Discovery Museum are within a short walking distance. Hyatt Place Bloomington/Normal hotel also provides a gateway between the City of Bloomington and Uptown Normal’s buzzing restaurant, bar and nightlife scene. In addition, an array of specialty boutiques and music shops waiting to be explored.
Residence Inn By Marriott
The Residence Inn by Marriott, Bloomington is the newest and brightest extended stay hotel to the Bloomington-Normal market. Located off Veterans Parkway, minutes from State Farm Insurance Headquarters and Central Illinois Regional Airport. Our residential-style hotel offers boutique inspired elegance in the heart of Bloomington-Normal. The spacious suites feature separate sleeping and living areas, a fully-equipped kitchen with refrigerator, and 39-inch HD flat panel televisions with in-room DVR players. Our luxury bedding includes crisp linens, comfy mattresses, custom comforters, and fluffy pillows, guaranteeing a blissful nights rest. Upon waking, join us for a complimentary, full-American breakfast buffet offering hot and cold favorites. Check-out our outdoor patio, fire up the BBQ grill to cook your favorite meal or unwind and socialize around the fire pit. Pack your bathing suit and dive in our saltwater indoor swimming pool and spa, it's a refreshing experience.
87th Annual Gamma Phi Circus
2016 marks the 87th anniversary of the founding of Gamma Phi at Illinois State University in 1929 by Clifford "Pop" Horton. Come experience the oldest collegiate circus in the United States! Step right up and see fire-eaters, trapeze artists, tumblers, and more! Before Saturday’s 1 p.m. show, there will be a pre-show children’s carnival that begins at noon with games and activities for all ages. This special event is kid-approved and open to everyone that has a youth ticket to the matinee show. Admission to the carnival is the matinee ticket. The pre-matinee carnival is sponsored by the ISU Student Alumni Council.
IHSA Girls Basketball Class 3A & 4A State Finals
Illinois High School Association Girls Basketball State Finals for Class 3A & 4A tournament held at Redbird Arena. This tournament provides an unforgettable experience for fans and spectators!
Special Olympics Illinois State Basketball Tournament
March Madness is in full swing with the Special Olympics Illinois Basketball Tournament. 1,500 athletes compete in this event held at Illinois State University and Illinois Wesleyan University.
IHSA Girls Basketball Class 1A & 2A State Finals
Illinois High School Association Girls Basketball State Finals Class 1A & 2A is held at Redbird Arena. This tournament provides an unforgettable experience for fans and spectators!
Illinois High School Shrine Game
The 42nd Annual Illinois High School Shrine Game is scheduled for June 18, 2016 at Tucci Stadium on the campus of Illinois Wesleyan University. The goal of the Illinois High School Shrine Game is to have 88 all-star football players play in this annual event to represent the Illinois Coaches Association and to help support the mission Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Grand Illinois Trail and Parks Bike Tour
The 14th annual GITAP bicycle tour provides a fully-supported, bicycle-based vacation for up to 225 registrants. This year’s ride starts and ends at Coal City High School, with overnight stays in Oglesby, Washington, Bloomington-Normal (two nights), and Pontiac. Participants average 50 miles per day on quiet country roads and some off-road trails, while their luggage is transported to the next overnight destination. Riders choose between camping at designated in-town locations or staying in nearby motels. The event is not a race. Individuals ride at their own pace touring the countryside and visiting towns, restaurants, and convenience stores along the way. Breakfasts and dinners are provided. Registration costs $460 (extra for motel option) with no pledge fundraising involved.
Special Olympics Illinois Summer Games
Summer Games is Special Olympics' Illinois premiere sports competition with more than 4,000 athletes and Unified Partners competing in 6 different sports, along with 1,600 coaches, 2,000 volunteers and 3,300 family members. That totals almost 11,000 people who attend Summer Games annually! The Summer Games are held at Illinois State University in Normal and the Illinois Wesleyan University campus in Bloomington. A variety of activities are provided for the participants in addition to the sports competitions.
Spring Bloom Arts Festival
Presented by the McLean County Arts Center, one of the oldest community arts organizations in the Midwest. Held at Illinois State University’s Brown Ballroom, The Spring Bloom Arts Festival is a juried show of fine art and fine craft featuring 70 exhibitors from across the nation.
Cruisin' With Lincoln on 66
The main source for information about McLean County’s historic and modern attractions in the Bloomington-Normal area is the "Cruisin’ with Lincoln on 66" Visitors Center. Located in Downtown Bloomington, the Visitors Center provides information on all of the wonderful attractions, events, dining and lodging available in McLean County. Their exhibits highlight two types of heritage tourism that is integral to Central Illinois: Historic Route 66 and Abraham Lincoln. The gift shop is filled with local products, memorabilia and more!
David Davis Mansion
The David Davis Mansion was the home of Judge David Davis, the friend, mentor and campaign manager for Abraham Lincoln. The elegant 36-room Victorian home tells the story of the generation that led the United States through the Civil War and early years of Reconstruction.
Anju Above promises to make Farm to Table dining more accessible by offering seasonally sensitive, locally grown cuisine in a fast and casual setting. Anju Above's menu features classic Neapolitan pizzas, sushi specifically created for the Midwestern palate, Asian dumplings, and a modern and interactive bar. Our purpose is to blend internationally inspired small dishes with socially responsible farming techniques to create a fast and fun, farm fresh experience for our guests.
C.H. Moore Homestead
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this restored mansion and grounds whisk visitors back to the Victorian era. Once home to Clinton attorney Clifton H. Moore, visitors will enjoy tours and stories of the friend and law partner of Abraham Lincoln who one resided there. Home of the DeWitt County Museum.
Cruisin' with Lincoln on 66 Visitors Center
Located in the heart of Downtown Bloomington on Historic Route 66, the Cruisin with Lincoln on 66 Visitor Center exhibits cover stories about dining, lodging and travel, which were experienced by both Abraham Lincoln and Route 66 travelers. These are supplemented by local items, books, cards, maps and more!
Once 'n Again
Save Money and Make Money at Once ‘n Again, a remarkable resale store! Shop an astonishing selection of your favorite brands at amazing prices! Once ‘n Again opened in 2001 and has two locations in Pontiac, IL and Fairbury, IL. Once ‘n Again sells clothing for the family, purses, shoes, jewelry, books, home décor, furniture and more. Store hours are 10am to 7pm, Monday-Saturday.
Cascade Gardens Poultry & Eggs
This is more than the typical greenhouse with beautiful plants and the array of colors amaze you. This is a farm family raising chickens for eggs and meat, offering the “hands-on” experience to see what it is like to “be with the chickens!” In the fall, this is a fun place to go for mums and pumpkins, and they also have fall decorations. Open April-September. Groups are welcome.
McDonald's Family Restaurant
It is the longest running active full service restaurant in the area (over 57 years now) and has long been a favorite for locals and visitors alike. This family-owned and operated haven for comfortable and palate-pleasing dining, features a full menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner with breakfast being available all day. McDonald's is well known for their broasted chicken and broasted catfish, always fresh never frozen, and they make some of the best burgers that you'll find anywhere, all hand formed, char broiled or grilled, in quarter and half pound increments.
Frugality NFP is a charitable thrift shop in which most items are 99 cents each and all profits are given to a different local charity every month. Frugality has thousands of items including family clothing, house wares, home decor, books, purses, shoes, and more. We are always replenishing the stock for sale.
Plenty to do and see while enjoying great food! Lunch and dinner served.
LaTeaDa Tea Room & Gift Shop
Escape the everyday with an afternoon spent at the LaTeaDa Tea Room & Gift Shop. Experience a leisurely lunch in our Victorian Farmhouse nestled on 3 acres. Our lunch menu changes with the seasons and our desserts change daily. Choose from three iced teas and over 20 loose leaf hot teas daily. LaTeaDa is the perfect setting for parties, showers, business meetings, dress rehearsals and special events. Call for details on booking your groups private party. Reservations are always HIGHLY SUGGESTED for lunch. (Please make reservations via the phone to ensure availability)
Bayern Stube Restaurant
A real Bavarian experience awaits you in this family-owned and operated restaurant. Bayern Stube, located in Gibson City, offers authentic Bavarian cuisine in a cozy, traditional atmosphere; with dishes like schnitzels, sausages and homemade desserts to fill your soul.