Learn About Downtown
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. There is an abundance of restaurants and a lively night scene.
A number of special events such as Tour de Chocolat', Hot August Nights, Farmers' Market, Tour de Metro, Pub Crawl, and Once Upon a Holiday, offer you a chance to experience the district.
Downtown Bloomington is home to government offices of the City of Bloomington, McLean County, and major employers including State Farm Insurance, Frontier and several great specialty stores, bars, restaurants and art galleries.
We invite you discover all that downtown Bloomington has to offer by shopping, dining, working, playing and living in this great historical district.