This picture does not begin to do justice to the classic “cool” of Bloomington, Indiana’s Monroe County Convention Center.
Located in the heart of downtown Bloomington, Indiana, the conference center is a perfect example of a combination of rennovation, history, and new structure.
What do I mean by history? The original building was built by none other than Henry Ford! Model T’s were manufactured here!
The newest part of the convention center is built on the site of the old Bloomington Blarney Stone, long-time symbol of Bloomington “silliness” but still mourned by those who remember it.
Physical address and contact information: 302 S. COLLEGE AVENUE – BLOOMINGTON, IN 47403 – 812.336.3681 – FAX 812.349.2981
Services such as internet, audio-visual equipment, etc, which cost extra at many convention centers are provided free of charge here. Call this number for more information: 800 -800-0037. Food services are available, and, get this, FREE PARKING. How many convention centers have you been to that offer free parking? Not very many, I betcha.
Bloomington, Indiana is the home of the Indiana Hoosiers, and many alumni groups meet regularly in the convention center. There are numerous cultural events in Bloomington – many of them free – and, of course, there are the sports. Indiana University also boasts the world’s most beautiful campus, and it’s true. The IU campus is cross-crossed with streams, wooden bridges, huge old trees, flower beds, statues, and an atmosphere of olden days that is wonderful to behold and to see. You can see a genuine dinosaur footprint, and gaze at the latitude/longitude marker near the old Rose Wellhouse.
The Monroe County Convention Center in Bloomington, Indiana, has over 24,000 squre feet of meeting facilities, and can accommodate up to a thousand people. Free parking, on-site catering and audio-visual services, banquet facilities , large convention rooms and private rooms are all available.
You’ll never hold a convention in a more interesting locality, that’s for sure!