DescriptionIn the rolling hills of southern Indiana, Bloomington was chosen as the home of the state seminary in 1820, only 4 years after Indiana achieved statehood. The tiny college, renamed Indiana University in 1838, has grown to an enrollment of nearly 43,000 students.
The town rests on a bed of Indiana limestone, and many of its homes and public buildings are constructed of the local stone—some 30 quarries operate in the area. The Vinegar Hill historic district, south of the campus along E. Third Street, is noted for its limestone houses built 1900-1940 by local quarry owners and immigrant carvers.
Visitor InfoVisit Bloomington 2855 N. Walnut St. BLOOMINGTON, IN 47404. Phone:(812)334-8900 or (800)800-0037
ShoppingA major shopping center in the Bloomington area is College Mall, at the junction of the SR 46 bypass and E. Third Street, which features Macy's and Sears. The historic district contains art galleries and specialty shops, including an antiques mall. An eclectic group of shops and restaurants line Kirkwood Avenue at the west edge of the Indiana University campus.
Things to SeeEskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University