The Bloomington Sportsplex is a great place to join a sports league. They offer many different leagues throughout the year. They have really nice courts for basketball and volleyball. They are also a good place to have parties for kids. They have a really good time here. I wish that it was a little closer to downtown, but then it would be the hyper.
It's really nice to live in atown like Bloomington where there are so many great options for food. I used to like going to the Sahara Mart every once in awhile for specialty items or even just to browse. Since the renovation I go there a lot more. The store has so much in it now. They have many yummy things and a great coffee section. Nice deli too.
Bloomingfoods is more than a cool natural foods store. They are a co-operative which is nice if you want to be more involved than just going to the store for your groceries. They give you a discount also. They also have a great vitamin and supplement section. And tons of great natural health and beauty products.
I am sure that I am in the minority when I say that this bookstore kind of gives me the creeps. I can get into the idea of a dusty old bookstore full of treasures, but this place is like a little hobbit hole full of twists and turns and things to bump your head on. Plus it stinks. I could live happily without ever going in there again.
Wandering Turtle Art Gallery is a really neat little store. It is just off of the square. If you are wandering (no pun intended) around the downtown shopping area, you should check it out. They have some really unique things there. A lot of very pretty gift ideas and things to help you decorate your house.
The Dainty Maid Bake Shop is an old school bakery. They make specialty cakes. They have lots of little yummy treats too, you don't have to get a whole cake. My favorite is the tv bar. It's chocolate cake topped with whipped cream and then the whole thing is covered with chocolate. Sinful. And they are reasonably priced too. They do have some odd hours though, so call before you stop by.
Greenwood park Mall is a big suburban shopping mall. I get lost in there almost every time I go there. They have tons of stores and are always making improvements. Iused to work here on occasion and I hated it because it's not crazy busy like the other stores I was used to working in. But it has a steady crowd. And a lot of people drive to this mall for special trips from South of Indianapolis. Lots and lots of mallwalkers and strollers here.
I remember when Circle Center opened up, it was such a big big deal in Indy. Now several years later the hype has died down and a lot of the stores have changed. The design of the mall itself is wonderful. It really is a fun place to shop. And it's connected to lots of other downtown attractions via the skywalk. And of course there is Nordstrom. Worth the trip just for them.
I love the Castleton Square Mall. I have worked in four different stores there over the years, and i am still not sick of it. They have a really good selection of stores and they always seem to be getting better. They aen't as upscale as Keystone at the Crossing but they are more mainstream and accessible. And more crowded. My all around favorite mall in Indy.
The Indianapolis Zoo is always a fun place to go. They usually have something new and exciting to look at. It's nice that they let you bring your own food and drinks if you want. Theirs are a little pricey. The dolphin exhibit is great fun and of course the polar bears. I do wish that they had more monkeys and apes. It's easily walkable for all ages and they have some rides too.