Bloomington-Normal

By | July 7, 2017

bloomingtonBusinesses have made this city their home offices, and many people call it home. It’s Bloomington-Normal, and many say the quality of life there is family-friendly, so it should also be a great place to take a family for a vacation. For abundant enjoyment, there are few places more ideal than Bloomington-Normal. St. Louis, Chicago and Indianapolis are all within close driving distance.

Things to See

Anderson Park & Aquatic Center

At 100 Maple Street, you will find a place for dry and wet fun under one roof. At $3-$6 per person (depending on age), you can enjoy hours of fun in the shade; where you can soak up the sun on the covered deck, enjoy water with slides, spray toys, water slides and other watery fun.

The aquatic center is the site where the Normal Sharks swimming team gets into shape.

Geneve Green Gardens

Enjoy the thriving seasons year-round at these gardens. Visitors are welcome to behold the splendor from 8:00am-dusk every day.

Twin Groves Wind Farm

Partake of the breezes from the windmills at Twin Groves Wind Farm, where you can see how this energy source is being maximized with inexpensive, green energy. This farm produces sufficient energy to power 118 homes per year. Guided tours can be arranged at the visitor’s area. EBC Renewables, a leader in renewable energy, runs this farm.

Things to Do

Anderson Park & Aquatic Center

At 100 Maple Street, you will find a place for dry and wet fun under one roof. At $3-$6 per person (depending on age), you can enjoy hours of fun in the shade; where you can soak up the sun on the covered deck, enjoy water with slides, spray toys, water slides and other watery fun.

The aquatic center is the site where the Normal Sharks swimming team gets into shape.

Evergreen Lake at Comlara County Park

They put forth some effort to keep this park in a state of inviting relaxation.
Passive water sports are available, as well as active fun with fishing, paddleboating, kayaking, rowboating and other more vigorous works are all options for optimum fun. Crappie, bass and other fish glide through the waters, and could end up on your fishing line with the right bait from the bait shop and access via the docks and piers.

Say Cheese

Ropp Jersey Cheese in Normal is an operating cheese farm where you can see how genuine cheese is made. With Jersey cows as the source, this cheese is also retailed on site. Jerseys are rumored to provide creamier milk – and creamier milk produces creamier cheese. With blue ribbons and many first place wins, this cheese is available in many varieties.

Route 66 Scenery-rich Byway

Wayside displays along this route are abundant in Bloomington-Normal. They are worth reading, which means frequent stops along the route. This historic route also features snippets of the relevant history for the area. Driving along this route in an educational experience. Eateries like Lucy’s, roadside shows and museums puts the experience over the top.

Conclusion

On the road, in the water, at the farm or surrounded by greenery, this dual city provides vacation fun that takes hold. No one visits without coming away a more enlightened person.