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Downtown Bloomington

115 E. Washington , Bloomington, IL 61701

Historic Sites

Spend some down time in Downtown Bloomington!

The McLean County Courthouse, capped by a stately dome, serves as a landmark to identify the historic core of the city. Turn-of-the century buildings, many with interesting historical pasts, flank the courthouse square. A visitor can find museums, banks, a legal and governmental center, residential living, a large artists' community, plus an assortment of specialty retail businesses and supportive services in Downtown Bloomington. There is an abundance of restaurants and a lively night scene. Discover all that downtown Bloomington has to offer by shopping, dining, working and playing in this great historical district!

What's happening nearby...

Illinois Shakespeare Festival

Ewing Cultural Center •  Jun 23 – Aug 05

Established in 1978, the Illinois Shakespeare Festival is a professional repertory company that produces mainstage productions, free family-friendly performances, and numerous community events over the summer.

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Bloomington-Normal Pridefest

The Bistro •  Aug 03 @ 4PM

Join us for the 6th annual Pridefest event - the largest outdoor drag show in Central Illinois.

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The Stevenson family brought honor to McLean County for three generations.

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