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Champaign Tourism and Sightseeing
Champaign County is the premier micro-urban destination in Illinois. Where big city amenities correlate with small-town living, this county is nothing short of the place for culture, history, entertainment, sports, dining, agricultural traditions and serene landscapes. As home to the University of Illinois, as well as the second largest art museum and planetarium in the state, Champaign County offers a wealth of memorable experiences. From family-friendly, to spouse getaways and everything in between, your only problem will be trying to choose just which activities you want to do!  Skip to Best Places to Stay. Best Time to Visit. Visitor Information. View Map.


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Hardy's Reindeer Ranch
Hardy's Reindeer Ranch Top Attraction!
Recreation in Rantoul, IL USA
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The North Pole has moved to Central Illinois! Hardy's Reindeer Ranch is the place to pick a pumpkin in the pines, browse through the general store gift shop, or try your luck at figuring out the mysteries of the 6-acre Cornfusion maze! The North Pole has moved to Central Illinois! Hardy's Reindeer Ranch offers a unique attraction for young and old alike.


Krannert Art Museum & Kinkead Pavilion
Krannert Art Museum & Kinkead Pavilion Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Champaign, IL
Museum in Champaign, IL USA

Krannert Art Museum & Kinkead Pavilion is the second largest Art Museum in Illinois. While hosting galleries ranging from ancient Egyptian art to contemporary photography, KAM also offers 12-15 changing exhibitions each year. As the second largest Art Museum in Illinois, Krannert Art Museum & Kinkead Pavilion is home to over 9,000 works of art ranging from ancient Egyptian art to contemporary photography.

Virginia Theatre
Virginia Theatre Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Champaign, IL
Theatre in Champaign, IL USA

The Virginia theatre has been a landmark in Champaign and in the history of the region for over 90 years. Since 1921, The Virginia Theatre has been a landmark in the business district of Champaign and in the history of the region. For 90 years, the 1,525 seat theatre has offered entertainment as a vaudeville house, legitimate theatre and movie house.

William M. Staerkel Planetarium
William M. Staerkel Planetarium Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Champaign, IL
Tour in Champaign, IL USA

As the second largest Planetarium in the state, Staerkel's 50-foot projection dome is one of the largest in the United States that displays 7,600 stars, the Sun, Moon and planets. The Staerkel Planetarium's 50-foot projection dome is one of the largest in the United States that displays 7,600 stars, the Sun, Moon and planets. The Planetarium also features sky tours, a science lecture series, and multimedia science education.

The University of Illinois
The University of Illinois Top Attraction!
Sport in Urbana, IL USA

As the largest university in Illinois, UIUC is home to some of the highest-rated professors, academic programs and students in the country. As the largest university in Illinois, the University of Illinois has over seventeen different academic colleges for almost every educational interest.


Alto Vineyards
Alto Vineyards
Recreation in Champaign, IL USA

Taste some of the finest wines produced in the US at Alto Vineyards. Whether you need a bottle or a glass, this award winning wine, produced locally, is sure to refresh your taste buds and offer you a little piece of heaven. The Renzaglia Family welcomes you to Alto Vineyards and invites you to taste some of the finest wines produced in the US. Whether you need a bottle of wine, that special gift or just want to unwind with a glass of our finest, come join us.

Curtis Orchard
Curtis Orchard
Tour in Champaign, IL USA

This 80-acre apple orchard, pumpkin patch and entertainment farm offers activities for the whole family. Curtis Orchard is an 80-acre apple orchard, pumpkin patch and entertainment farm offers activities for the whole family.

Krannert Center For The Performing Arts
Krannert Center For The Performing Arts things to do on a rainy day in Champaign, IL
Theatre in Urbana, IL USA

Krannert Center is a magnificent showcase for the performing arts in the Midwest. What Lincoln Center is to New York and Kennedy Center is to Washington D.C., Krannert Center is to the Midwest- a magnificent showcase for the performing arts.

Prairie Farms
Prairie Farms
Shopping in Champaign, IL USA

Prairie Farm features traditional farm animals such as sheep, pigs, horses, cows, goats, chickens, ducks and geese. Visitors are welcome to pet the farm's animals in the petting area or enjoy a trolley ride around the farm. Prairie Farm features traditional farm animals such as sheep, pigs, horses, cows, goats, chickens, ducks and geese. Visitors are welcome to pet the farm's animals in the petting area.


The Spurlock Museum
The Spurlock Museum things to do on a rainy day in Champaign, IL
Museum in Urbana, IL USA

The Spurlock Museum showcases the people and places of our world with a special emphasis on heritage through members of individual cultures and communities. The Spurlock Museum houses five different galleries that showcase the people and places of our world. Its emphasis on heritage through members of individual cultures and communities allows visitors an inside look into humanity.

Ui Pollinatarium
Ui Pollinatarium
Recreation in Urbana, IL USA

The UI Pollinatarium is the first free-standing science center in the nation devoted to flowing plants and their pollinators. The University of Illinois Pollinatarium is the first free-standing science center in the nation devoted to flowering plants and their pollinators. Its location in the midst of the Arboretum brings together flowers and pollinators physically and conceptually.

Champaign County Convention and Visitors Bureau
Champaign County Convention and Visitors Bureau
Visitor Bureau in Champaign, IL USA

Champaign County Convention & Visitors Bureau Champaign, IL The Champaign County Convention & Visitors Bureau is a private, non-profit organization established in 1982 to promote Champaign County as an overnight visitor destination.

Americas Best Inn & Suites Urbana
Americas Best Inn & Suites Urbana
Hotel in Urbana, IL USA
Currently as low as $49.99/night!

Located in eastern Illinois this hotel is just off Interstate 74 midway between Chicago St. Louis and Indianapolis. It serves a light continental breakfast every morning.Free Wi-Fi access and cable TV are part of every room at Americas Best Inn & Suites Urbana. Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.

Americas Best Value Inn Champaign
Americas Best Value Inn Champaign
Hotel in Champaign, IL USA
Currently as low as $48.93/night!

Priceline guests appreciate free breakfast and cozy budget-friendly accommodations at Americas Best Value Inn Champaign which offers quick access to the highway and shopping. Free Breakfast, Non Smoking Rooms.

Baymont Inn & Suites Champaign-Urbana
Baymont Inn & Suites Champaign-Urbana
Hotel in Champaign, IL USA
Currently as low as $48.45/night!

Free continental breakfast and a location close to the highway area shopping and dining are just some of the perks Priceline guests enjoy at Baymont Inn & Suites Champaign-Urbana. Free Internet, Pets Allowed, Non Smoking Rooms.

Best Western Paradise Inn
Best Western Paradise Inn
Hotel in Savoy, IL USA
Currently as low as $69.69/night!

Priceline guests who choose the Best Western Paradise Inn enjoy easy access to the University of Illinois Memorial Stadium and Parkland College as well as complimentary breakfast and an outdoor pool. The two-story Best Western houses 62 rooms along exterior corridors. Swimming Pool,Outdoor Pool, Free Breakfast, Pets Allowed, Non Smoking Rooms.

Candlewood Suites Champaign-Urbana Univ Area
Candlewood Suites Champaign-Urbana Univ Area
Hotel in Champaign, IL USA
Currently as low as $74.00/night!

Free Wi-Fi an on-site convenience store and rooms with full kitchens make it easy to make the pet-friendly Candlewood Suites Champaign-Urbana Univ Area into a launch pad for your area activities. Pets Allowed, Non Smoking Rooms.

Champaign Garden Inn
Champaign Garden Inn
Bed and Breakfast in Champaign, IL USA
Currently as low as $64.60/night!

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property Champaign Garden Inn offers accommodation in Champaign.All rooms come with a flat-screen TV. Certain rooms feature a seating area for your convenience. Each room includes a private bathroom. Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.

Comfort Suites Urbana Champaign University Area
Comfort Suites Urbana Champaign University Area
Hotel in Urbana, IL USA
Currently as low as $84.15/night!

Free breakfast evening receptions and a free area shuttle are good reasons to choose the non-smoking Comfort Suites Urbana Champaign University Area. Indoor Pool, Pets Allowed, Non Smoking Rooms.

Country Inn & Suites - Champaign North
Country Inn & Suites - Champaign North
Hotel in Champaign, IL USA
Currently as low as $70.40/night!

Hot waffles for breakfast free Wi-Fi and an afternoon reception come standard at the non-smoking Country Inn & Suites - Champaign North where you'll have quick access to the interstate and a shopping mall. Swimming Pool, Indoor Pool, Non Smoking Rooms.

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Best Places to Stay in Champaign


Country Inn & Suites - Champaign North
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From $70 / night.


Swimming Pool, Non Smoking Rooms.
Drury Inn & Suites Champaign
Guest Score:
From $90 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Econo Lodge Champaign Urbana - University Area
Guest Score:
From $38 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms.
First Heritage Inn Rantoul
Guest Score:
From $65 / night.


Free Breakfast.
Hampton Inn Champaign/Urbana
Guest Score:
From $89 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.

Best Time to Visit Champaign


The best time to visit Champaign, Illinois is in the summer and spring. Summer temperatures are mild with averages in the low 70's and highs in the low 80's. Nights are cool with lows in the low 60's. Spring temperatures are cool with averages in the mid 50's and highs in the mid 60's. Spring nights are cold with lows in the mid 40's.

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Monthly Temperatures in Champaign


Month Low Avg High
January 16.2 24.1 32.0
February 21.1 29.4 37.6
March 30.4 40.0 49.5
April 39.9 51.1 62.2
May 51.1 62.4 73.6
June 60.4 71.5 82.6
July 64.4 74.8 85.2
August 62.4 72.8 83.2
September 54.3 66.0 77.6
October 42.9 54.0 65.1
November 32.6 41.1 49.5
December 21.9 29.4 36.8

Champaign Visitor Bureau


Champaign County Convention and Visitors Bureau

Champaign County Convention and Visitors Bureau


Free Champaign Visitor Guide


Champaign County Visitors Guide

Champaign County Visitors Guide



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