Top things to do

Buddhist Site in Bloomington

Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center

Founded by the Dalai Lama's brother, this colorful, prayer-flag-covered cultural building and its traditional stupas are worth a look. A gift shop sells traditional Tibetan items inside, and meditation sessions that…
Museum in Bloomington

Eskenazi Museum of Art

Indiana University's art museum, designed by IM Pei, has an excellent, genre-spanning collection. Highlights include African art, 19th-century American painting, German expressionism and modern works by Joan Miró, P…
Sports in Bloomington

Little 500

If you arrive in mid-April and wonder why an extra 25,000 people are hanging out in town, it's for the Little 500. It's one of the coolest bike races you'll see, where amateurs ride one-speed Schwinns for 200 laps a…
Pub in Bloomington

Nick's English Hut

Popular with students and professors from nearby Indiana University, Nick's has also filled the cups of Kurt Vonnegut, Dylan Thomas and Barack Obama.
Asian in Bloomington

Anyetsang's Little Tibet

Little Tibet offers specialties from the Himalayan homeland, including Tibetan dumplings and noodle stew, as well as Indian and Thai dishes.
Monastery in Bloomington

Dagom Gaden Tensung Ling Monastery

Roam the quiet grounds to see traditional Tibetan colors and designs. The monastery also offers free teachings and meditation sessions.
Brewery in Bloomington

Upland Brewing Co

Northwest of downtown Bloomington, rustic Upland Brewing Co makes creative suds such as a seasonal persimmon lambic using local fruit.