Title: 100 Things to Do in Bloomington, Indiana, Before You Die
Author: Heather Ray
Size: 5.5 x 8.5
Bloomington’s pull is so unquestionable, there’s even a name for it. Residents call it the Bloomerang Effect: those who leave the city almost always come back. With miles of rolling hills and trails, a food scene that represents countries around the globe, and a spectrum of fall foliage that attracts visitors from across the nation, it’s easy to see why Hoosiers have an affinity for the city. 100 Things to do in Bloomington, Indiana, Before You Die offers travelers and residents a peek into the area’s most iconic attractions as well as lesser-known hidden gems.
Get a taste of the scene when you savor Himalayan food on International Row or sip local bourbon at Cardinal Spirits Distillery. See if you can solve a mechanical puzzle while visiting the world’s largest puzzle collection, housed in the same library where you can also hold an Oscar. Hit the trails to explore caves, waterfalls, and pioneer villages, or pack a picnic to enjoy on the grounds of a picturesque winery. Soar to new heights in a hot air balloon or take in panoramic views from the top of the Hickory Ridge Lookout Tower.
Bloomington-based writer Heather Ray shares insider secrets from longtime residents and details must-do adventures for families, newcomers, students, and visitors. With historical fun facts sprinkled throughout the book and ideas for weekend itineraries, readers will be inspired to unveil all the things that make Bloomington a place where people can’t help but to return for more.