- TripBuzz found 49 things to do with kids in or near Bloomington, Indiana, including 33 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Nashville, Martinsville, Bedford and Corydon.
- From Assembly Hall to Lazerlite Laser Tag, the Bloomington area offers 57 different types of family activities, including: Theaters, Sports Stadiums (Professional), Hiking Trails and Bowling.
- Known as the 'gateway to scenic southern Indiana' Bloomington is a growing city with a population exceeding 80,000 residents. The city is home to seven large universities and most of the campuses are built from Indiana's own limestone. Tourists enjoy the cities diverse theatre and arts venues as well as the many festivals that take place throughout the year.
Built in 1922, the Buskirk-Chumley Theatre is included on the National Register of Historic Places. It is now a performing arts center which hosts more than 200 events each year, organized by more than 50 organizations. It has a seating capacity of 616.
Comparable in size and technical sophistication to New York's famous Metropolitan Opera House, the IU Opera and Ballet Theater is a wonderful place for both patrons and performers. The singers, almost always of excellent quality, are undergraduate and graduate students at IU.
The Wylie House was built in 1835 and was the home of Andrew Wylie, who was the first president of Indiana University. Today, visitors can explore the house's unique architecture and furnishings from the past.
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With both rotating and permanent exhibits to browse, Monroe County History Center & Genealogy Library offers visitors a look at the region's history and culture. The permanent exhibit includes artifacts like a carriage, pioneer cabin, and agricultural tools.
The T.C. Steele State Historic Site was home to the famous Indiana impressionist painter. The home tour features more than 50 paintings and original furniture while the grounds include gardens and five hiking trails.
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Multiple tree types like four types of pine, white and red oak, and black walnut were planted in the Yellowwood State Forest during the 1940s. Trails run through the forest for hiking, and there is a 133-acre man-made lake.
On the 24,000 acres of hardwood forests encompassed in the Morgan-Monroe State Forest there are more than 25 miles of trails, primitive campgrounds, cabins, and picnic areas. Among the activities, hiking and fishing are the most popular.
Schooner Valley Stables offers a combination of horseback riding and nature sightseeing. Riders of all levels and ages can embark on guided horseback rides on the trails of Yellowwood State Forest, both during the day and under the moonlight.