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Driving Directions to the Physics Department (parking at Atwater Garage)


Driving Directions to the Physics Department (parking at Atwater Garage)

You wil want to park in the Atwater Street Parking Garage which is near the Physics Building (Swain Hall West).

If you are driving from the Indianapolis Airport:

  • Upon exiting the airport, follow signs to Ameriplex Pkwy. 
  • Follow Ameriplex Pkwy. to its end where it tees into IN-67.  Turn right
    on IN-67S. 
  • After ~20 miles, Turn left onto IN-39 towards Martinsville.
  • Turn slight right onto Morton Ave/IN-39.  Merge on to IN-37 S towards Bloomington
  • Ff you pass Indiana 37 South you have gone too far east and will have to turn around

If you are driving from Illinois (Warning---Do not go to Bloomington, IL) or Northern Indiana

  • Exit to 465 South from 74 East or 70 East (if coming from southern Illinois) or from 65 South (if coming from northern Illinois) or to 465 West from Indiana 31 (if coming from northern Indiana)
  • Exit onto Indiana 37 South/Harding Street (if you pass Indiana 37 South you have gone too far east and will have to turn around)

If you are driving from Kentucky or Ohio

  • Exit to 465 South from 70 West (if coming from northern Ohio) or to 465 West from 74 West (if coming from southern Ohio) or to 465 West from 65 North (if coming from Kentucky)
  • Exit onto Indiana 37 South/Harding Street (if you pass the exit for Indiana 67 South you have gone too far west and will have to turn around)

Take Route 37 South from Indianapolis. Approximately 45 miles south of Indy you will meet the first Bloomington exit (College Street). Take this (you have no choice except to go south). After about 3 or 4 miles you will enter the main part of the town. Two blocks beyond the courthouse, turn left onto Third Street.

Proceed East on Third a few blocks until it becomes one way the wrong way and you are forced to bear right onto Atwater Street. Stay in the left lane on Atwater and you will shortly (i.e., about 4 blocks) see a large parking garage on your left. You enter it by turning on the street just past the end of the garage (not the street before the garage). We will arrange a parking sticker for you so you won’t have to pay when you exit.

The physics building is Swain Hall West, a short walk back down Third Street (in the westerly direction which is also the traffic direction on the one-way street) from the garage. Swain is on the opposite (North side of the street).

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Driving Directions to the Indiana Memorial Union

The Indiana Memorial Union (IMU) is located on Seventh Street in the center of the Bloomington campus.

If you are driving from the Indianapolis Airport:

  • Stay in the right hand lane when exiting the airport
  • Turn right onto Interstate 465 South/70 East
  • Exit onto Indiana 37 South (only a few miles from the airport, if you pass Indiana 37 South you have gone too far east and will have to turn around)

If you are driving from Illinois (Warning—Do not go to Bloomington, IL) or Northern Indiana

  • Exit to 465 South from 74 East or 70 East (if coming from southern Illinois) or from 65 South (if coming from northern Illinois) or to 465 West from Indiana 31 (if coming from northern Indiana)
  • Exit onto Indiana 37 South/Harding Street (if you pass Indiana 37 South you have gone too far east and will have to turn around)

If you are driving from Kentucky or Ohio

  • Exit to 465 South from 70 West (if coming from northern Ohio) or to 465 West from 74 West (if coming from southern Ohio) or to 465 West from 65 North (if coming from Kentucky)
  • Exit onto Indiana 37 South/Harding Street (if you pass the exit for Indiana 67 South you have gone too far west and will have to turn around)
Take Route 37 South from Indianapolis. Approximately 45 miles south of Indy you will meet the first Bloomington exit (College Street). Take this (you have no choice except to go south). After about 3 or 4 miles you will come to Seventh Street. Turn left onto Seventh. (If you reach the town square you have gone too far, turn around and go north to Seventh.)

Proceed east on Seventh about 1/2 mile until you reach a small kiosk in the middle of the street. The Indiana Memorial Union is immediately on your right. Enter the driveway, park in front and register in the lobby. They will show you the entrance to the parking lot adjacent to the building. They will also give you a ticket that allows you to park in the adjacent lot or in the lot across the street.

The Indiana Memorial Union telephone number is: 812/856-6381

The physics building is Swain Hall West, a short walk across the campus directly out the south side of the union building. Swain West is located on Third Street near Fess Avenue.

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Driving Directions to the Indiana University Cyclotron Facility (IUCF)

The Indiana University Cyclotron Facility is located on Milo B. Sampson Lane on the north side of the Bloomington campus.

If you are driving from the Indianapolis Airport:

  • Stay in the right hand lane when exiting the airport
  • Turn right onto Interstate 465 South/70 East
  • Exit onto Indiana 37 South (only a few miles from the airport, if you pass Indiana 37 South you have gone too far east and will have to turn around)

If you are driving from Illinois (Warning—Do not go to Bloomington, IL) or Northern Indiana

  • Exit to 465 South from 74 East or 70 East (if coming from southern Illinois) or from 65 South (if coming from northern Illinois) or to 465 West from Indiana 31 (if coming from northern Indiana)
  • Exit onto Indiana 37 South/Harding Street (if you pass Indiana 37 South you have gone too far east and will have to turn around)

If you are driving from Kentucky or Ohio

  • Exit to 465 South from 70 West (if coming from northern Ohio) or to 465 West from 74 West (if coming from southern Ohio) or to 465 West from 65 North (if coming from Kentucky)
  • Exit onto Indiana 37 South/Harding Street (if you pass the exit for Indiana 67 South you have gone too far west and will have to turn around)

Take Route 37 South from Indianapolis. Approximately 45 miles south of Indy you will meet the first Bloomington exit (College Street). Take this (you have no choice except to go south). Continue south until you reach the second traffic light which is the 45/46 bypass. Turn left at the bypass.

Proceed east on the bypass (passing 1 traffic light) until you reach Milo B. Sampson Lane. Turn left onto the lane. (You will see a sign which reads Indiana University Cyclotron Facility and Meadowwood Retirement Facility—if you get to the State Police Post, you have gone too far.)

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Driving Directions To Indianapolis Airport from Bloomington

Go north on IN-37 N.  Merge onto IN-39 toward IN-67/Martinsville. Turn left onto IN-39. Turn slight right and onto IN-39/IN-67 N. Continue to follow IN-67 N. A few miles north of Mooresville, turn left at a traffic light onto Ameriplex Pkwy. This can be easily identified as being the first left-hand turn where two lanes turn left. Follow Ameriplex Pkwy. and the signs for the airport. Turn right to enter I-70 E. Follow the signs for Indpls Int'l Airport immediately to your left.  Merge onto Col. H. Weir Cook Memorial Drive. Follow the appropriate signs for departures, arrivals, garage and/or long-term parking.