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Make the Radisson your home base to be near the best things to do in Normal, IL, including shows at Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, Normal Theater and Braden Auditorium. If you love sports, catch the Redbirds in action at Illinois State University's Hancock Stadium. For baseball fans, the Normal CornBelters and athletes from Heartland Community College both call The Corn Crib home, and the stadium is located only about half a mile from the hotel. You can also see your favorite rock or country music performer at Grossinger Motors Arena or visit the animals at Miller Park Zoo. Thanks to our free shuttle service, you can skip the event parking and enjoy door-to-door service.

Family fun

  • Challenger Learning Center (0.8 miles)
    Fun for all ages, the Challenger Learning Center aims to ignite interest in science, mathematics and engineering with interactive activities. Visitors can manipulate equipment, conduct experiments and solve problems in a space-like environment.
    Phone: +1 (309) 268-8700
  • Fairview Family Aquatic Center (1 mile)
    Escape the heat with a plunge down one of the five water slides at this nearby aquatic center, or play in one of the four pools.
    Phone: +1 (309) 454-9555
  • Children's Discovery Museum (2 miles)
    It's easy to spend hours at this family-focused attraction with three stories of hands-on educational exhibits relating to science and engineering.
    Phone: +1 (309) 433-3444
  • Miller Park Zoo (4.6 miles)
    Spend the day at Miller Park Zoo, home to hundreds of animals, a carousel and special events that cater to visitors of all ages. Don't miss the daily animal feeding demonstrations.
    Phone: +1 (309) 434-2250


  • The Corn Crib (0.4 miles)
    If you love baseball, get in on the action at The Corn Crib, where the Normal CornBelters and Heartland Community College athletes claim home-field advantage. This multipurpose stadium also welcomes concerts and special events.
    Phone: +1 (309) 454-2255
  • Hancock Stadium (1.6 miles)
    Pack your red sweatshirt and join the crowd at Hancock Stadium for Illinois State Redbird football.
    Phone: +1 (309) 438-0080
  • Pepsi Ice Center (4 miles)
    Take ice-skating lessons, catch an Illinois State University hockey game, or attend a figure-skating competition at Pepsi Ice Center.
    Phone: +1 (309) 434-2737

Performing arts

  • Braden Auditorium (1.7 miles)
    For everything from Broadway shows to chamber orchestra, ballet and local theater performances, head to Braden Auditorium. This 3,457-seat theater is located at the Bone Student Center on the campus of Illinois State University.
    Phone: +1 (309) 438-2222
  • Normal Theater (1.9 miles)
    This theater hosts independent, foreign and documentary films in a classic setting. In addition to films, you can also see concerts, comedy shows and lectures held throughout the year.
    Phone: +1 (309) 454-9720
  • Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts (3.6 miles)
    This restored theater offers year-round entertainment, from plays and pop concerts to classical music performances.
    Phone: +1 (309) 434-2777
  • The Castle Theatre (3.9 miles)
    Head to this historic building for musical performances and two full bars. This beautiful theater also features noteworthy décor, from gilded columns and ornate friezes to Art Deco-inspired chandeliers.
    Phone: +1 (309) 820-0352

Expos and arenas

  • Interstate Center (4 miles)
    Dog shows, live expos, festivals and trade shows dominate the calendar at this expansive venue.
    Phone: +1 (309) 663-6497
  • Grossinger Motors Arena (4.4 miles)
    Home to some of the biggest concerts and performances in the area, Grossinger Motors Arena has featured shows by Jim Gaffigan, Judas Priest, Brad Paisley and other performers.
    Phone: +1 (309) 434-2843

Other points of interest

  • Ewing Cultural Center (3.3 miles)
    Take a tour of Ewing Manor or see a play at this center located on the Sunset Hill estate in Bloomington. During your visit, take a peaceful stroll through the lush gardens.
    Phone: +1 (309) 438-6333
  • McLean County Museum of History (3.9 miles)
    At this attraction, you can browse through seven exhibit galleries that display 19,000 artifacts with insight into the history of McLean County. The museum also houses a collection of rare reference books and other historical documents.
    Phone: +1 (309) 827-0428