All campus parking is free of charge.
After 5pm and on weekends, visitors may park in any campus lot. On weekdays between 8am-5pm, visitors should only park in designated visitor lots & parking spaces to avoid ticketing & towing. You will find parking lots on our interactive campus map and our printable campus map.
Bloomington-Normal Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
From Chicago, IL (Approximately 130 miles) Take I-55 South to Veterans Parkway South (Business 55 - exit #167). Proceed about 4 miles and turn right onto Route 9 (Pekin West exit). Travel about 2 miles to Park Street and turn right.
From Madison, WI (Approximately 200 miles) Take I-39/90 South to Rockford, IL and continue on I-39 South. Turn onto Route 51 South (Business Exit #2) and turn left at the end of the ramp. Proceed about 6 miles to Emerson Street and turn left at the light. Turn right onto Franklin Street, left on Beecher Street, and then right on Park Street.
From Indianapolis, IN (Approximately 165 miles) Take I-74 West to Route 51 (North Business Exit #135). Travel about 2 miles to Veterans Parkway North (Business 55 Chicago) exit. Proceed about 3.5 miles, turn left onto Route 9 (Pekin West Exit). Travel about two miles to Park Street and turn right.
From Peoria, IL (Approximately 40 miles) Take I-74 East to I-55 North (Chicago Exit #127). Follow to Route 51 South (Business Exit #165A). Proceed about 3 miles to Emerson Street and turn left at the light. Turn right onto Franklin Street, left on Beecher Street, and then right on Park Street.
From St. Louis, MO (Approximately 160 miles) Take the Veterans Parkway exit (Exit #157A-B/I-55-BL N/I-74/US-51/Veterans Parkway/Decatur/Indianapolis), and proceed and take ramp to US-51 Br N/Main St/Chicago. Turn left (heading north) onto S. Main Street (US-51-BR N). At a corner where there is Walgreens and Kroger, turn right onto Emerson Street.
Turn right onto Franklin Street, left on Beecher Street, and then right on Park Street.
Other Ways to Get Here
Getting to IWU is super easy. Take a train, plane, or bus!
Peoria Charter Coach Company serves central Illinois and the Chicago areas.
Greyhound serves the entire Midwest and the country with daily departures.
In Bloomington-Normal, Connect Transit bus routes connect the airport and train station to campus.