Normal Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Normal; our list of the best things to see, including Community Players Theatre, Illinois Shakespeare Festival and Miller Park Zoo.
  • The best place in Normal: Community Players Theatre

    Community Players Theatre

    201 Robinhood Lane, Bloomington, IL
    It is one of the oldest community theatres completely staffed by volunteers. Community Players has been able to present many shows shortly after their Broadway run and, on many occasions, presented the first amateur production of these shows in the United States. It is a not-for-profit community theatre dedicated to promoting the performing arts. Contact the Box Office (309/663-2121) or Website ( for information about their current season.
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  • Illinois Shakespeare Festival

    Illinois Shakespeare Festival

    Ewing Manor - 48 Sunset Road
    Considered has some of the best renditions of Shakespeare in the nation.
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  • Miller Park Zoo

    1020 South Morris Ave
    Daily 9:30AM-4:30PM (Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas). $4.50/3.50/Free (Adults/Children 3-12 & Seniors 60+/Children under 3). A pleasant place for a picnic and hosts a small but interesting zoo, with a good rain-forest exhibit.
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  • McLean County Museum of History

    200 North Main St
    M-Sa: 10AM-5PM; Tu: 10AM-9PM; Also open Su: 1PM-5PM (Sept. - May). $5/4/Free (Adults/Seniors/Children & Students). Allows one to see the customs and work practices of settlers to McLean county, along with exhibits featuring residents such as Abraham Lincoln and Adlai Stevenson.
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  • McLean County

    the largest and most prosperous county in downstate Illinois farming territory
    Fairgrounds are on the west side of town just off the interstate. Vast quantities of livestock on display, if you're into that sort of thing, with other Midwestern things to see/do/eat. Check locally for dates, typically in early August.
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  • David Davis Mansion

    1000 East Monroe Drive
    Suggested donation: $2/1 (Adults/Children). An elegant, ornate mansion that dates back to 1872.
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  • Constitution Trail

    features almost 30 miles of trail throughout Bloomington-Normal
  • Children's Discovery Museum

    101 East Beaufort St
    Tu, W, Sa: 9AM-5PM: Th & F: 9AM-8PM; Su: 9AM-5PM; Also open M: 9AM-5PM in June-August. $4. Full of hands-on exhibit for children. Features an agricultural exhibit, a clock tower, science exhibits, and much more.
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  • The Coffeehouse & Deli

    The Coffeehouse & Deli

    114 E Beaufort St
    M-S, 7AM-10PM; Sun, 8AM-9PM. A vegetarian restaurant with many vegan options. Local art work is displayed on the wall, and changes every few months. Live music and poetry slams are held during the evenings.
  • Avanti's Italian Restaurant

    Avanti's Italian Restaurant

    407 S Main St or 3302 E
    Pizza, pasta, salads and sandwiches. Everything is good and cheap, no matter what, try the bread.
  • Starbucks

    1550 E College Ave
    We are the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world since 1971.
  • DESTIHL Restaurant & Brew Works

    DESTIHL Restaurant & Brew Works

    318 S Towanda Ave
    Our mission is to fill our gastrobreweryTM with fun, energy and passion for great artisan food and beers while providing a 'down to earth', high level of service.
  • Fat Jack's

    511 North Main Street
    Offers live music, has a small, overcrowded dance floor where you can dance to current mainstream music, as well as a room for private functions.
  • Daddio's

    527 North Main Street
    Offers live music.
  • Destihl

    318 S. Towanda Avenue
    Amazing brewery with exceptional food created in a unique way by the chef. Definitely worth the prices.
  • Avanti's Italian Restaurant

    Avanti's Italian Restaurant

    407 S Main St
  • D.P. Dough Calzones

    D.P. Dough Calzones

    121 E Beaufort
    309-888-ZONE (9663) ORDER ONLINE! Exclusive Online-Only Specials AND Earn FREE D.P. Dough!
  • GLC Swinger's Bar and Grille

    GLC Swinger's Bar and Grille

    1304 Cross Creek Dr
    Swingers is a fresh grille and wine bar that invites guests to discover the sensational flavors of a seasonally-inspired menu and award-winning international wine list in a casually-sophisticated ambiance.
  • Los Potrillos

    201 Landmark Drive
  • The Garlic Press & Market Café

    The Garlic Press & Market Café

    108 West North Street
    The Garlic Press 108 North Street Normal, IL 61761 309.452.8841
  • Fusion Brew LLC

    Fusion Brew LLC

    503 S Main St
  • The Rock Restaurant

    The Rock Restaurant

    203 W North St
    Thank you for visiting our Facebook page! Visit our new location in Uptown Normal to experiene our proud history of quality food at The Rock!
  • Medici


    120 North St.
    The Medici in downtown Normal offers fresh, seasonal, satisfying food, from pizzas to pork loins, from salads to spaetzels, from reubens to roulades. We'll do everything we can to make you feel at home.
  • Maggie Miley's

    126 E Beaufort St
  • Great Wall

    1520 E College Ave Ste S
  • Alexander's Steak House

    1503 E College Ave
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EDIT THIS ITINERARY Our list of places in Normal uses some content from Wikipedia and Wikivoyage.