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This guide is intended to be a helpful resource during your visit. In addition to information about the facility, you will also find useful information to make your stay more enjoyable, such as detailed directions to our facility, recommended restaurants and points of interest while in the Bloomington area.
Please let us know if there is anything we can assist you with during your stay. Safe travels!
Overview of the Bloomington Area
Situated in scenic south-central Indiana and home to Indiana University, Bloomington is rich in history, architecture, culinary experience, and the arts. And, while we’re famous for our beautiful landscape, inclusive hospitality and our recreational and entertainment offerings, we also boast a progressive business climate for those looking to locate or expand their business here. Bloomington is a city of contrasts, which provides residents and visitors with a wide variety of experiences to enjoy. It’s a city where you can enjoy urban amenities, like a thriving art scene, while exploring the forested landscape and three major lakes in the area. The culinary scene offers a range of international restaurants, American cafes and pizza joints. Whatever you are planning, you can make it happen in Bloomington.
Baxter’s Bloomington facility is situated 48.5 miles (approximately 56 minutes) south of the Indianapolis International Airport. The downtown area encompasses the 11 blocks surrounding the courthouse and heading east on Kirkwood Avenue to the Sample Gates at IU. Bloomington’s historic courthouse square is the heart of a vibrant downtown. A perfect mix of old and new, this beautiful historic area has been filled with some of the most up-to-date shops around. Downtown is home to numerous restaurants, cafes, a bakery and many well-known shops offering merchandise from funky to sophisticated.
In this section, you will find a list of recommended restaurants and bars located in the Bloomington area. For your convenience, we have provided a short description of each establishment, along with the type of cuisine and hours of operation. The dress code is flexible so you can feel comfortable wearing a business suit or casual clothing at any of these establishments.
Places To Go
The Bloomington Visitors Center website (visitbloomington.com) and the Bloomington Chamber of Commerce website (chamberbloomington.org) are great resources to learn about what the Bloomington area has to offer during your visit
Click here for a calendar of local events.
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