“Bucket List” with Things to Do in a Big Ten College Town Like Bloomington, Indiana

“Bucket List” with Things to Do in a Big Ten College Town Like Bloomington, Indiana.

Buck’s Recommendation:

Volunteer at the Monroe County Democratic Headquarters in Bloomington, located at 332 South College Avenue [ phone (812) 336-5875 ]


Teddy’s Recommendation:  Two to Five Feedings Per Day

Go Out to Eat

Mother Bears Pizza Barn on East Third Street

IUMU (The I.U. Student Union Building) with more than a dozen shops including – the West Coast Peet’s Coffee & Tea

Café Pizzeria, since 1953, at the corner of Grant and Kirkwood Avenue

The Farm Bloomington next to the historic Indiana Theatre on Kirkwood

Macri’s restaurant in the historic train station along Morton Street

Bruster’s ice cream locations on East and West Third Street

Trojan Horse across from Courthouse  Square

Nick’s English Pub on East Kirkwood  Avenue

The Upper Room tavern on East Kirkwood above Dunkirk Center

Bruce’s or Ladyman’s Breakfast Restaurants

First Presbyterian Church (Saturday breakfast at 7:30) at 6th and Lincoln

First Christian Church (Sunday breakfast) at 5th and Washington Streets

Taco Bell at Walnut and Seventh Streets

The Runcible Spoon coffeehouse on 6th   Street near Dunn

The Pourhouse coffee shop across from the County’s main library

Gratzie’s on Walnut Street near 7th Street

Bear’s Place on East Third Street

Chase Manhattan or 5th/3rd Bank (free Dum-Dum suckers)

The Inn at the Four Winds Resort and Marina

FedEx kinko’s orifice at the Eastgate ShoppingPlaza

Chelsea’s Coffee Shop and Bakery west of Rogers

Sweet Grass southern cooking located at Rogers and Patterson

Ms. B’s Bakery – right next to Sweet Grass and open most days 7:30 to 5


Shalom Community Center

620 South Walnut Street near First Street and the burned bungalow –

Meet some of the nicest and entertaining people in B-ton!


Bureau of Motor Vehicles

of the great State of Indiana on Liberty Drive on B-ton’s westside


Bloomington Transit or Yellow Cab

Call for reservations and have pocket money

A bus ride one-way is only one buck


Petco at Eastland Plaza off of College Mall Blvd.


Howard’s Bookstore on Kirkwood  Avenue (southside of Courthouse Square) between Walnut Street and College Avenue


Caveat Emptor bookstore at (eastside of Courthous Square) 131 North Walnut Street


Andrew Davis men’s store at West Kirkwood Avenue


Laser Tag on East Third Street between Bruster’s and A Summerhouse Inn


Curry (Auto Mall Parkway) or Royal (East Third Street) car dealerships


Bloomington Pools including A Summerhouse Inn, The Fields, Monroe Lake, Griffy Lake, or Lake Lemon

Showalter Fountain on the I.U. campus surrounded by the I.U. Auditorium, Lilly Library, Woodburn Hall, and the stunning I.U. Art Museum


I.U. Art Museum on the stunning limestone campus of the Big Ten


Annette’s Hair Salon (ask for Val) at Williamsburg Village off East Third


Great Churches:

Emmanuel Community Church

First Presbyterian near Lincoln and Sixth 6treet

St. Paul’s Catholic Center on East 17th

Galaxy Christian on the S.R. 45-46 Bypass

Trinity Church on Kirkwood

Blackwell Pentecostal – Chapel Hill Road and S.R. 446


Peoples’ Park

Located across Dunn and Kirkwood from the Ritz and Killjoy’s


J.J. Waters & Company

for outdoorsman gear (on the Westside of Courthouse Square) along College Avenue.


Johnson Creamery

Historic landmark located west of Morton  Street


Century Village at Indiana State Road 446 adjacent to Knightridge Manor

  • Century Suites Hotel
  • Bill Brown Insurance Agency
  • WRWR Radio Station at 96.7 FM
  • Chapman’s’ Bar, Restaurant, and Banquet Room


Bloomington Antique Mall on 2nd  Street west of College Avenue


College Mall along the State Road 46 Bypass


Edwards Square at 3939  East Third Street west of Smith Road


I.U. Art Museum on the stunning limestone campus of the Big Ten


Grant Street B&B Inn – is worth the price of admission


5th and Rogers Street

Most popular Circle K gas and convenience store in B-ton


3rd and Rogers Street

DBD slept here.


FedEx kinko’s Orifice at Eastgate Shopping Center


Kirkwood Avenue’s Shopping District

a)     East Kirkwood blocks from the University’s Sample Gates

b)    West Kirkwood west of Walnut Street


Bloomington Dog Park (under construction) needs $100,000.00 more


Monroe County Library at 333 East Kirkwood Avenue


The Little 500 annual spring bicycle race like the movie “Breaking Away”


Revised 9-6-2012 

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Posted on July 17, 2012, in Food Glorious Food & Beverages, Humor, Politics, Sport and Recreation. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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