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:
Traveler’s dorm: $20/weeknight, $25/weekend night.
– Price is per bed.
Standard rooms: $44/weeknight, $54/weekend night.
– Single king, single queen, or 2 full size beds.
Deluxe rooms: $54/weeknight, $64/weekend night.
– 2 queen beds, or 1 king with full size sofa bed
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).