There are lots of reasons to count Bloomington, Indiana, as one of America’s friendliest cities: it combines Midwestern charm with cosmopolitan attractions. The home of Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana has lots of cafes, restaurants, sporting events concerts and performances, shopping and more. It also close to the state capital of Indianapolis and all its attractions. Yet, with all Bloomington has to offer, it retains the friendly atmosphere of a small town. Bloomington is family friendly too. Read on for my top picks of family activities in Bloomington, Indiana.
Bryan Park Pool
The variety of family activities on offer make Bloomington, Indiana one of the friendliest cities in America. If your family loves swimming, check out Bryan Park Pool. You can either opt for a low cost daily admission or a family package. Bryan Park Pool is located at 1100 S. Woodlawn Avenue in Bloomington, Indiana.
Wonderlab Children’s Museum of Science, Health and Technology
This fun museum has tons of interactive exhibits based on learning more about the world around us. There are many special group activities for kids and families – for instance, on National Dog Day, kids will have the chance to meet retired greyhounds.
Play Space and Playgrounds
Bloomington, IN recently received the designation as a Playful City U.SA. by KaBOOM!. It is an organization whose mission is to promote unstructured play. Play for kids, after all, has many health, social, and psychological benefits. For a fun family friendly outing, visit the Play Space and Playgrounds.
Kid City Summer Camps
The numerous activities for kids make Bloomington, Indiana one of the friendliest cities in the United States. In June and July, Bloomington hosts summer camps for kids and teens which include a range of activities including sports, camping and arts and media. There is also ‘college for kids’ hosted by Ivy Tech College.
The proximity of Bloomington to Indianapolis also offers a lot options for family friendly activities. For instance, the Indianapolis Children’s Museum is only a stone’s throw from Bloomington, Indiana.
Once your family has worked an appetite, you might want to check out Mother Bear’s Pizza, near the Indiana University Campus. It is well-loved in Bloomington for its tasty delicious and affordable fare. Venues such as this are undoubtedly one of the reasons that Bloomington, Indiana has a reputation as one of the friendliest cities in the United States.