Uptown Normal

Uptown Normal:


Uptown Normal is a unique destination. It is easy to spend an entire day discovering the district, including the one-of-a-kind locally owned businesses in the area. There are quaint little shops that are fun for all ages. From boutiques to antiques, you will be overcome with all of the stores.

The Garlic Press

108 W North St, Normal, IL 61761

Kitchen equipment, handmade gifts, artisan jewelry, clothing, coffee, chocolates, popcorn, and candy store all wrapped up in one.

Normal Theater

209 West North Street Normal, IL 61761

Normal Theater originally opened in 1937 and was the first movie theater in Bloomington-Normal built specifically for sound films. It has been completely restored to its original condition.

Thursday, March 28th & Friday, March 29th: The Wizard of Oz at 7:00pm | $7

University Galleries

11 Uptown Circle #103 Normal, IL 61761

University Galleries of Illinois State University features both emerging and established artists, often those whose work has not been previously presented in a comprehensive manner. All exhibitions and events are free and open to the general public.

Emack & Bolio’s Ice Cream

107 E Beaufort St, Normal, IL 61761

From America’s top ice cream spot in Boston comes Emack & Bolio’s Ice Cream. Funky, fun shop with a focus on most excellent ice cream treats, rock & roll and fun. Munchies til midnight, even their yogurt tastes better! Key Lime Pie will rock your world! Their treats are created just for you!