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Bloomington Information


Population: 85,172

Elevation: 848 feet

Area: 35.5 square miles

Location: Located just south of Minneapolis and the intersections of I-35W and I-494

Nearest Cities: Minneapolis (9.5 miles)

Time Zone: Bloomington is located in the Central Time Zone (when it's noon in Bloomington, it's 1:00pm in New York City and 10:00am in Los Angeles. Bloomington observes Daylight Savings Time from April - October.

Local Seasons:

Bloomington is lucky to have four distinct seasons. The summer is very comfortable with high temperatures near 80 degrees. Winter is also a great time of year for those who enjoy snow-related activities. Spring has the most rain, nourishing the earth and the flowers. Fall is the perfect time to enjoy the colors of the season as the leaves turn and the cooler temperatures return. Whatever the season, Bloomington has something for every visitor to experience and enjoy.

How to Get There:

By Air

Minneapolis-St. Paul International (code MSP) is the closest airport to Bloomington. It is one of the busiest airports in the world, with more than a half million takeoffs and landings each year. MSP has been ranked among the top five airports worldwide for overall customer satisfaction. The airport is served my most of the major airlines, many regional carriers as well as a variety of charter operators. There are two main terminals at the airport.

By Car

Bloomington is easily accessible by car as it is conveniently located just south of Minneapolis at the intersections of I-35W and I-494

By Train

Amtrak does not serve Bloomington

By Bus

Greyhound Bus Lines serves Bloomington at the following location:
Great Bear Tire
9000 Lyndale Avenue Sourth
Bloomington MN 55420

952- 887-2116

How to Get Around:

Bloomington is serviced by Metro Transit

560 Sixth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411

612-349-7510

Call for schedules and additional information

National Holidays:

New Year's Day Jan. 1

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day 3rd Mon. in Jan.

President's Day 3rd Mon. in Feb.

Memorial Day last Mon. in May

Independence Day July 4

Labor Day 1st Mon. in Sept.

Thanksgiving Day 4th Thurs. in Nov.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dec. 24 and 25

New Year's Eve Dec. 31