Exploring Bloomington

Exploring Bloomington

We're so excited to welcome you to Bloomington, Indiana this fall! To make the most of your visit, consider the following options during your stay:

Kirkwood Avenue, Downtown Bloomington
Indiana University's iconic Sample Gates
Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies (the home of GISN!)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art on IU's campus
Indiana Memorial Union, South Lounge
Old Crescent, the oldest part of IU's campus
Nearby Brown County State Park, nicknamed the "Little Smokies" and famous for its extraordinary fall colors!

Getting Around Bloomington

IU Bloomington has a large, sprawling campus. Visit IU's virtual campus map to help you identify landmarks and important buildings on campus as you go.

From the north

  • Take IN-37 S toward Bloomington. (turns into I-69)
  • Exit I-69 S onto IN-45 N/IN-46 E.
  • Turn right on N. College Avenue.
  • Turn left on W. Seventh Street.

From the south

  • Take I-69 N toward Bloomington.
  • Exit I-69 N onto W. Bloomfield Road.
  • Continue onto W. Second Street.
  • Turn left on S. Henderson Street.
  • Continue straight onto S. Indiana Avenue.
  • Turn right on E. Seventh Street.

From the east

  • Take IN-46 W toward Bloomington.
  • Continue straight onto E. Third Street.
  • Turn right on S. Indiana Avenue.
  • Turn right on E. Seventh Street.

From the west

  • Take IN-45 N/IN-46 E toward Bloomington.
  • Turn right on N. College Avenue.
  • Turn left on E. Seventh Street.

Navigating the Indiana Memorial Union (IMU) can be tricky. Download a PDF of the building map for your convenience.

IMU Building Map

Land Acknowledgement

We wish to acknowledge and honor the Indigenous communities native to this region and recognize that Indiana University Bloomington is built on Indigenous homelands and resources. We recognize the myaamiaki, Lënape, Bodwéwadmik, and saawanwa people as the past, present, and future caretakers of this land. For more information, please visit the IU First Nations Educational & Cultural Center.