Bloomington, Indiana


2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

61 Votes - "Best for Geocaching"
13 Votes - "Best For Food"
5 Votes - "Most Fun"
5 Votes - "Most Beautiful"
2 Votes - "Friendliest"


Located in the lush rolling hills of south central Indiana, Bloomington is a progressive college town with a special charm that makes everyone feel right at home. From the peaceful forests to the vibrant downtown, Bloomington is filled with contradictions that somehow blend together to form an exceptional community. And with over 100 locally-owned, one-of-a-kind restaurants, Bloomington is a culinary delight. The abundance of fresh produce, meats, and herbs from local providers, combined with the talent of local chefs offers a wide variety of options. The diversity in cuisine types is a perfect example of how influential the university has been on the overall community. In one block alone you can find Thai, Italian, Tibetan and Ethiopian restaurants. There really is a wide variety of food types to suit all tastes, and no matter what time of day or night, you can find good food--and plenty of it--in Bloomington.

You will also find two award-winning wineries and two unbelievable breweries. Each winery provides a beautiful setting to sample unique wines, including some made from local grapes. The breweries also produce unique flavors, in beer and in cuisine (each facility houses a restaurant). You can also find select local beers and wines at area restaurants, so drink local and enjoy the flavors of Bloomington!

The most diverse, small town in America. There is always something to do for all ages, all interests. And foodies will love it here!
Reviewed by vsimpson
on May 8, 2012
Best small town in Indiana. Diverse food, entertainment and friendly people.
Reviewed by mojobird
on May 8, 2012
Great food, public transportation and pedestrian trails. Bike friendly and art infused. Surprising amount of local musical talent and theater, too! Come for Lotus Festival of world music or Dark Carnival Film Fest in the fall.
Reviewed by Mergatroid
on May 8, 2012
Great mix of food, music, art and history. Very liberal and open. Can't say enough good things about this town. Great Farmer's market, very green, extremely friendly.
Reviewed by DanielOrr
on May 8, 2012
Second to none in the food world. Seriously, for a town our size, nothing compares to our eateries, wineries, breweries. Delicious!
Reviewed by erinerdmann
on May 8, 2012
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