Did you know that Bloomington-Normal regularly ranks as one of the Top 50 college towns in America?

A big reason for that is Uptown Normal, a thriving hub of shops, restaurants, and transportation options that’s located just steps from the Illinois State University campus. Uptown Normal is home to the historic Normal Theater, countless coffee shops and eateries, boutiques and stores, a hotel, and the new Uptown Station transportation center, among other amenities.

In the video above, #BirdofMouth students Lauren and Dana take you on a 1-minute tour of Uptown Normal and show why it’s such a great part of the Redbird experience.

Want to see it for yourself? Come visit Illinois State and make time for a walk over to Uptown Normal!

Adam Rahn can be reached at amrahn@IllinoisState.edu.