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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 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!.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Goodrich Savoy 16 + IMAX
Goodrich Savoy 16 + IMAX things to do on a rainy day in Champaign, IL
Imax Theatre in Savoy, IL USA

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.

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.


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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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