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
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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!
Bloomington-Normal is home to more than 30 public electric vehicle charging sites,
including two Level 2 chargers at Illinois Wesleyan's Minor Myers, jr. Welcome Center
(which houses the Admissions Office)--the first building in Bloomington to be LEED
certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.
Bloomington's (BMI) Central Illinois Regional Airport
(CIRA) is just minutes from campus and has 6 nonstop flights to/from: Atlanta (ATL),
Chicago (ORD), Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP), OrlandoSanford
(SFB), Tampa/St.Pete (PIE). Nearby airports include Peoria (PIA) (45 miles), Chicago
O'Hare (ORD) and Chicago Midway (MDW) (app. 120 miles). Find commercial flights daily
at the Central Illinois Regional Airport
(BMI), (309) 663-7383. Taxi service and rental cars are available at the airport.
Bus service is available from O'Hare and Midway Airports to the Bone Student Center
at Illinois State University, one mile north of the IWU campus.
Bloomington/Normal is on Amtrak's Chicago-to-St. Louis route. The Amtrak
(BNL) station is one mile north of IWU campus at 11 Uptown Circle, Normal, IL (309)