Visitor Information

Limestone Month

June is Limestone Month in Monroe and Lawrence Counties. Special exhibits, walking tours, mill tours, and many other activities celebrate the stone that built America. Symposium participants can follow the Indiana Limestone Heritage Trail and see where our stone comes from and what it built. Download a brochure or View Map.

Where to Stay

Bloomington offers all types of accommodations, from hotels and motels, inns, and bed & breakfasts to private guest cabins, lakeside camping, and even a horse camp. Many are conveniently located near the Symposium site. For complete listings visit the Bloomington/Monroe County Convention & Visitors Bureau. Camp sites with electrical hookups, picnic tables, and modern restrooms with shower facilities are available a few miles from the Symposium site at McCormick’s Creek State Park. The park also operates historic Canyon Inn, a full-service lodge with a restaurant. The park has an Olympic size swimming pool, tennis courts, fishing, hiking trails and more. A fee is charged to enter the park; a season pass that includes admission to all Indiana State Parks can be purchased at the gate.

Cascades Inn is offering special rates for Limestone Symposium patrons:

Reserve Early – Rooms Subject to Availability

The reservation must be made on the phone or in person – not online – and paid with a credit card.

  • When making your reservation be sure to request the Indiana Limestone Symposium discounted rate.
  • Cascades Inn does not take cash for room reservations.
  • Person renting the room must present valid ID upon arrival and check-in.

Standard Rooms
Includes mini-fridge
Choice of: 1 King bed, 1 Queen bed, or 2 Dbl. beds.
$44/ weeknights, $54/ weekends

Deluxe Rooms
Includes mini-fridge & microwave oven
Choice of: 1 King bed and pull out sofa, or 2 Queen beds.
$54/ weeknights, $64/ weekends

Group Room (two available)
Includes mini-fridge, microwave oven and 10 bunk beds.
Priced per bed – $20/ weeknights, $25/ weekends.

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McCormick’s Creek State Park

Located near the grounds of the Symposium, McCormick’s Creek State Park operates 190 modern campsites with electrical hookup and modern restrooms/showers, as well as family housekeeping cabins that provide all the comforts of home in your own private cabin. Cabins are very popular, so reserve early! In addition, Canyon Inn is located within the Park and includes 76 rooms, a gift shop, common areas, and a full service dining area. For reservations, and to learn more about all the park has to offer, visit their website.

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Where to Eat

Find out why Bloomington was named one of the Top Food Towns in America in the 2012 Best of the Road competition, sponsored by Rand McNally and USA Today! One of only six small towns in the nation to receive the honor, Bloomington is proud of its food scene —from local farm-to-table restaurants to unique international flavors, handmade bagels to bacon and egg pizza, pad thai to moules frites. Local restaurants, wineries, and breweries offer food and drink to suit any taste. See Visit Bloomington and the Bloomington Independent Restaurant Association.

What to Bring

Download a Packing List (PDF).