Free & Cheap Things to Do in Bloomington, IL

  • The list below includes 45 free or cheap things to do in or near Bloomington, Illinois, including 49 different types of inexpensive activities like Bowling, Parks, Movie Theaters and History Museums.
  • From Constitution Trail to Walt Bittner Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Bloomington and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Normal.
  • The list below includes 45 free or cheap things to do in or near Bloomington, Illinois, including 49 different types of inexpensive activities like Bowling, Parks, Movie Theaters and History Museums.
  • From Constitution Trail to Walt Bittner Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Bloomington and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Normal.
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Insane Inflatable 5K 1106 Interstate Drive, Bloomington, IL MoreLess Info
Fun run dotted with giant inflatables including bounce houses and slides ends with a party and raises funds for charity
0.0 Miles
97% 63 votes
Walking Trails Bloomington, IL MoreLess Info
Constitution Trail is a walking, biking and riding trail that connects several neighborhoods in the area. Amenities like benches, water fountains, shelters and signs help to connect parks and other areas to the trail.
5.2 Miles
100% 1 votes
Playgrounds 3807 Rave Road, Bloomington, IL 61704 MoreLess Info
Named after former mayor Walt Bittner, Walt Bittner Park is a neighborhood park featuring a quarter mile walking trail and large open fields. The park also maintains a playground as well as several half-court basketball courts.
2.2 Miles
100% 1 votes
Parks E Hamilton Rod, Bloomington, IL 61704 MoreLess Info
Commonly known as State Farm Park, the G J Mecherle Memorial State Farm Park offers a variety of attractions for guests, including picnic shelters, a pool and lazy river area with water slides, and miniature golf.
3.6 Miles
100% 1 votes
Parks 1301 Ballyshannon Drive, Bloomington, IL 61704 MoreLess Info
Bloomington's Gaelic Park features an array of amenities, including soccer and football fields, basketball courts, and a playground for kids with a variety of equipment. The park also features a scenic lake and stream with a bridge spanning it.
1.7 Miles
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Parks 800-826 Mcgregor Street, Bloomington, IL 61701 MoreLess Info
Spanning a total of 13-acres, Holiday Park & Pool is a popular location during the warmer months of the year. Guests commonly enjoy swimming in the park's pool, fishing in the nearby lakes, or having picnics on the tables provided.
0.7 Miles
95% 128 votes
Historic Homes 1000 Monroe Dr, Bloomington, IL 61701 MoreLess Info
The David Davis Mansion State Historic Site has at its center the mansion of David Davis, Lincoln's mentor and campaign manager.
4.2 Miles
100% 2 votes
Statues Central Illinois Regional Airport, Bloomington, IL MoreLess Info
dlai E. Stevenson III bronze memorial is a twenty-foot tall bronze sculpture depicting a flame rising out of a public fountain. The statue currently stands in the courtyard of Illinois State University's Stevenson Hall for the Humanities.
0.7 Miles
100% 1 votes
Historic Homes 1000 Monroe Drive, Bloomington, IL 61701 MoreLess Info
Built in 1872, the David Davis Mansion is a large Victoria home and garden which has been preserved with a collection of original artifacts. Tours of the house along with its adjoining gardens are conducted throughout the week.
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96% 46 votes
History Museums 200 N Main Street, Bloomington, IL MoreLess Info
Opened in 1904, McLean County Museum of History exhibits items concerning the local history, but not only. Probably the most well known artifact is the bench outside, where Lincoln himself sat.
3.5 Miles
78% 32 votes
Aviation Museums 2929 East Empire St, Bloomington, IL MoreLess Info
The Prairie Aviation Museum is dedicated to the men and women that, in a way or another, served in the aviation. This museum not only shows the static exhibits, planes and the likes, but also tells their story.
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