Things to Do in Bloomington-Normal, IL

January 12th, 2019 by

Interior of an art galleryPlanning some time out with loved ones or just looking for some last minute fun? With Bloomington-Normal, you can switch between two cities worth of activities and options by simply crossing the street. Discover the best these twin cities have to offer with Sam Leman Automotive Group!

Things to Do in Bloomington

  • Prairie Aviation Museum: Explore the exhibits in the museum and then head out to the Air Park to view the collection of three helicopters and eight aircraft on display. Visit on Open Cockpit days to view aircraft they are in the process of restoring.
  • Miller Park Zoo: Unique animals like the Pallas’ cat, Sumatran tiger, and red pandas fill the indoor and outdoor exhibits of the zoo. Top off your visit with one of the daily animal feedings or carousel rides for a great day out for the whole family.
  • Lil Beaver Brewery: Get together with some friends for an afternoon tasting delectable locally brewed craft beers, or check out one of their many events including yoga in the taproom.
  • Central Illinois Flying Aces: Sports fans can catch a hockey game from the local Flying Aces, a member of the United States Hockey League (USHL), the only Tier one junior hockey league in the county
  • David Davis Mansion: Built in 1872, the Davis Mansion is where U.S. Supreme Court Judge and Abraham Lincoln associate David Davis once lived. Filled with design and technologies of the time, this destination provides a view into a different time in our county.

Things to Do in Normal

  • Children’s Discovery Museum: Bring the kids out to enjoy learning through the fun, interactive exhibits at this museum. Highlights include a climbing wall, customizable mural, and the new ImagineAir Exhibit.
  • University Galleries: From world-renowned artists like Salvador Dali to showings from talented local artists, Illinois State University offers art lovers a place to gather.
  • Ironwood Golf Course: With a Par 72 championship layout ranging from 5400 to 7100 yards, there will plenty to challenge even the most seasoned golfer.
  • Uptown Normal: Found near the intersection of Beaufort Street and Constitution Boulevard, Uptown Normal offers a wide selection of shops, dining options, and entertainment.

Connect to Central Illinois With Sam Leman Automotive Group

While Bloomington and Normal, IL are considered sister cities, they each offer their own special attractions for locals and visitors to enjoy. You can count on the associates at Sam Leman Automotive Group to direct to the best each city has to offer, whether you are ready for a night out, or are looking for the perfect chocolatey treat. Feel free to contact us for more recommendations! Were you unable to make it upstate for the 2019 Chicago Auto Show? No problem! You can relive the event with us to get exciting updates on 2020 models from Jeep, Toyota, and more.

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