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  • Maltipoo16
    New York1,264 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We stayed in Bloomington for the Indy 500 and had to go check out this campus and stadium. The grounds are absolutely beautiful and the campus is huge. There is a lot of open areas and parks though out the campus as well. I absolutely loved the architecture of the buildings and enjoyed looking at all of the athletic facilities. They have a super nice baseball/softball stadium! I wish I lived closer, because I’d totally love to catch a game!
    Written June 12, 2023
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  • henriettagal
    Greenville, SC113 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This place is fabulous. We took our 3.5 year old grandson here and spent all afternoon (3 hrs) enjoying every ounce of discovery. Every staff member was kind and engaging. The place was clean and well maintained. Great educational opportunity for children. We highly recommend this place.
    Written April 11, 2024
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  • Meredith H
    Bloomington, IN3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My parents and I spent an afternoon at Oliver Winery this past summer doing a wine tasting, and it was such a delight! The grounds are beautiful, and the wines were all top-notch. There were quite a few yellow jackets buzzing about on the patio, but they weren't stinging. I did have to get one of my wine samples replaced because the yellow jackets got to it first, though! You can bring a picnic or buy snacks in the shop, which is what we did. They had a discount going if you did a tasting and then bought a case of wine, so we bought a case to split between the three of us. We liked everything we tried that day, but our favorite was hands-down the mead. This is a great local business and a fun way to spend an afternoon. I highly recommend it.
    Written March 25, 2023
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  • Jacob H
    Indianapolis, IN360 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Have attended multiple times, great atmosphere for a basketball game. The in-game breaks also provide unique entertainment as well.
    Written March 12, 2024
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  • katrina m
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful but busy. A lot of things going on around you. Make sure your people know where you are so they don't get turned around.
    Written August 6, 2023
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  • swetawexler
    Medina, OH6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very peaceful and tranquil atmosphere. We were present at a prayer and was happy to have the opportunity.
    Written December 10, 2022
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  • Ricky M
    Evansville, IN766 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lots of fantastic artwork & lots of historical artifacts, lots to see and learn about. Three floors & some works by famous artists like Renoir, Jackson Pollack, etc
    Written February 27, 2024
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  • hotweatherfan1
    Indianapolis, IN519 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We used the trail portion at Switch Yard Park. We were impressed. The trail was wide, clean and the areas around it well maintained. We don't live near Bloomington, but if we did the dog park(s) in this park are awesome. If it had been a hotter day we would've run through the splash pad. The Pickle Ball courts were in use as well as the skateboard park area. We were happy that we choose to walk on this portion of the trail.
    Written July 11, 2023
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  • Sura T
    Unionville, IN30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My favorite thing about the Farmers Market is the variety of live performances at each market and the many special activities that adjoin the market. The restaurant area is also wonderful. Of course the produce being sold by local farmers is excellent
    Written April 3, 2020
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  • Lynn Rouse
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful historic theater with music groups, plays, children's theater, and speakers. Ladies, the restrooms are plentiful and nice, which is unusual in older theaters.Staff is professional and helpful. Superior concessions with baked goods from a connected business and crafted drinks for adult performances. Beautiful venue.
    Written November 13, 2022
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  • ManningAvenger
    Sellersburg, IN1,495 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    THIS REVIEW IS FOR THE DOWNTOWN LOCATION. We stopped in for a wine tasting. Enjoyed a flight outside while playing with some dogs that were there with another customer. The wines were all right. The service was good. Our server was friendly and even offered advice on where to go for dinner. Tastings were in a nice old house that was being renovated at the time.
    Written April 10, 2023
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  • Lisa M
    Billericay, UK15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a lovely place to while away the hours. We paid $7 to park and it was worth it. Such a beautiful, well maintained park and lake.
    Written September 5, 2023
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