It may sound like a character assessment, but the name Normal actually comes from the 19th century name, derived from the French école normale, for teachers' colleges. Attractions in the city of Normal range from the Children's Discovery Museum to performance venues. Nearby, find Route 66 experiences and even wineries. Served by AirTran and other airlines—and connected to Chicago and other major cities by low-cost bus company Megabus—affordable is the norm for getting to Normal.
(Photo: Town of Normal)