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Champaign Tourism & Sightseeing

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!

Top Champaign Attractions

William M. Staerkel Planetarium
Krannert Art Museum & Kinkead Pavilion
Chanute Air Museum
Curtis Orchard
National Museum of Ship Models And Sea History

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Top Things To Do In Champaign

Hardy's Reindeer Ranch
Virginia Theatre
The University of Illinois
Prairie Farms
Ui Pollinatarium

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Top Champaign Events

Momix: Alchemia at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

Mark Morris Dance Group: Acis and Galatea

Mark Morris Dance Group: Acis and Galatea


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Top Places to Stay in Champaign

Stay at the best rated hotels in Champaign. To ensure accuracy, our hotel guest scores come only from actual customers! That way, you can count on accurate reviews from real guests! These places to stay in Champaign are scored the highest by our customers Click through to see individual scores and review comments. With over 61,000 reviews of accommodations in Illinois alone, you can't go wrong!

Candlewood Suites Champaign-Urbana University Area
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From $96 / night.

Courtyard Champaign
Guest Score:
From $130 / night.

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Champaign
Guest Score:
From $90 / night.

Homewood Suites by Hilton Champaign-Urbana
Guest Score:
From $189 / night.

I Hotel And Conference Center
Guest Score:
From $139 / night.

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Inexpensive Places to Stay in Champaign

Tryng to spend less? If you are looking for cheap rates for hotels, the following places to stay in Champaign are at least 30 percent less than the average room rate of $74.

Americas Best Value Inn
Guest Score:
From $61 / night.

Heritage Inn Mahomet
Guest Score:
From $50 / night.

Microtel Inn by Wyndham Champaign
Guest Score:
From $55 / night.

Sleep Inn Urbana
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From $55 / night.

Super 8 Champaign
Guest Score:
From $51 / night.

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 Weather

More Information

Find more information about Champaign, IL by visiting the local visitor bureau (Champaign County Convention and Visitors Bureau) or request a visitor guide to be mailed to you!

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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