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 several great specialty stores, bars, restaurants, and art galleries.
We invite you to discover all that downtown Bloomington has to offer by shopping, dining, working, playing, and living in this great historical district.
As a Main Street America™ Accredited program, Downtown Bloomington is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities who share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. All Main Street America™ Accredited programs meet a set of National Accreditation Standards of Performance as outlined by Main Street America.
Nationally recognized. Locally powered.
Main Street AmericaTM has been helping revitalize older and historic
commercial districts for more than 35 years. Today it is a network of more
than 1,600 neighborhoods and communities, rural and urban, who share
both a commitment to place and to building stronger communities
through preservation-based economic development. Main Street America
is a program of the nonprofit National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of
the National Trust for Historic Preservation.