Downtown Bloomington is totally worth parking your car and going for a walk around the shops, down to the library, and onto campus. Bloomington and the IU campus merge together from the Courthouse to Sample Gates. The Courthouse itself is old-school Midwest, with the building in the middle of a literal town square, which is surrounded by shops and restaurants.... 更多
While it's not necessarily my go-to place when I walk downtown (it's largely for length purposes that I walk that far), I always loved the Christmas lights they'd put there every year. I remember my mom and I driving around the city to see them for several years, and now I'm trying to start a tradition of seeing them. I've... 更多
This courthouse was beautifully restored years ago. Interesting limestone facades with stained glass interior. Around Christmas lights stream outward around it. I really is a beautiful site inside and out.
I'm a courthouse buff and this one is a beauty! The square is beautiful with plenty to do and eat in the historic buildings surrounding the square. They don't build them like this anymore.
Lovingly restored and saved from destruction, this limestone gem anchors a vibrant downtown district. The high dome and murals inside are beautiful. In winter, there is a huge Christmas tree that rises from the center lobby through the second floor. Outside, notice the various monuments and the native plant garden on the north side.
The Monroe County Courthouse is a work of Art, inside and out. The limestone exterior is an Architect's dream, the interior an art lover's delight. The various memorials and monuments on the grounds give you an excellent look at our local history. Come explore! Note: For a truly unique experience, stand in the middle of the ground floor, looking straight... 更多
You will see it as you are walking around on the square and it is worth going inside and looking up to the dome. This is especially fun right at the hour as the clock chimes. It houses some of the county offices in it now.
If you're in the Bloomington region during winter holidays, you're in for a treat!! Downtown is lit up like no other town! It is really quite stunning. The dedication that the decorators have shown in ensuring each individual tree branch sparkles is amazing! The court house grounds are lovely and have strings of lights that run from the top of... 更多