Enjoy a variety of things to do around Bloomington 

Situated right off I-74 and near I-55, the Country Inn & Suites, Bloomington-Normal West, IL makes it easy to hit the road and explore local attractions. You and your student can tour the beautiful campus of Illinois Wesleyan University, about two miles away, and wrap up your visit with a tasty lunch in downtown Bloomington. Looking for things to do with your little ones? Get up close to the animals at Miller Park Zoo, play at the Children’s Discovery Museum, or sample local cheeses and pet the cows at Ropp Jersey Cheese Farm. A stay in our hotel rooms also places you near local golf courses and big-name entertainment at Grossinger Motors Arena. If you're here on business, you'll appreciate short commutes to major factories like Rivian Automotive.

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Miller Park Bandstand

1.94 mi / 3.13 km from the hotel
A popular venue during the summer months, Miller Park Bandstand offers the opportunity to catch an open-air theater performance or enjoy an evening of Music Under the Stars. Check the calendar for upcoming events.

Ropp Jersey Cheese Farm

4.89 mi / 7.87 km from the hotel
Sample local Bloomington cheeses and let your little ones visit with the cows at this family-owned farm. Be sure to try the apple cheddar and green onion cheddar while you’re there.

Children’s Discovery Museum

2.97 mi / 4.77 km from the hotel
It’s easy to spend hours at this family-focused attraction with three stories of hands-on educational exhibits relating to science, art, and engineering.

Cruisin’ with Lincoln on 66

2.03 mi / 3.27 km from the hotel
Located in the heart of Bloomington on the ground floor of the McLean County Museum of History, this visitors’ center provides a look back at central Illinois’ history along with informative displays about notable points of interest along Route 66.

David Davis Mansion

2.7 mi / 4.35 km from the hotel
Originally the home of Abraham Lincoln’s campaign manager, Judge David Davis, this gorgeous 19th-century mansion boasts 36 rooms that reflect a warm, Victorian charm.

Grossinger Motors Arena

1.95 mi / 3.13 km from the hotel
Sports fans can have their fill of athletic excitement at this multipurpose venue, which is home to the Midway Marauders football team. The arena also hosts concerts and shows throughout the year.

Illinois State University

2.7 mi / 4.35 km from the hotel
With an enrollment of more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students from around the globe, ISU enhances the Bloomington area with a wide range of academic offerings and cultural experiences. Go for a campus visit or attend an athletic event.

Illinois Wesleyan University

2.19 mi / 3.52 km from the hotel
Stroll the campus of this beautiful university, which has been an educational fixture in the Bloomington-Normal community since 1850.

Miller Park Zoo

1.83 mi / 2.94 km from the hotel
With a stunning array of animals that includes bald eagles, a Galapagos tortoise, and snow leopards, Miller Park Zoo offers educational entertainment for your entire family.


2.41 mi / 3.87 km from the hotel
The Illinois State Redbirds make their home at CEFCU Arena, which is located on the beautiful ISU campus. Reserve your tickets and experience the excitement of NCAA basketball and volleyball.

The Corn Crib

3.5 mi / 5.64 km from the hotel
Home field of the Normal CornBelters, The Corn Crib can hold 7,000 fans and offers high-end amenities that include hospitality suites. In addition to rousing baseball action, the stadium hosts softball games, soccer matches, and concerts.

Upper Limits

1.15 mi / 1.86 km from the hotel
Daredevils and adrenaline junkies can scale 65-foot silos, a 30-foot main climbing area with varying obstacles, a 110-foot outdoor wall, and a huge bouldering area. All skill levels are welcome, and classes are available for beginners.