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Featuring Watercolors of Larry Ziemer, plus other artists
Ye Olde Donut Shop
Campus location. Start your day off with a freshly hot doughnut, or stop by for lunch for some classic cafe sandwiches!
Wyldewood Cellars Winery
Wyldewood Cellars, a family-owned and operated winery, started in Kansas and expanded here to Illinois, produces over 40 different types of wine. What began as a small Elderberry winery has blossomed into an internationally recognized and awarded winery. Since their beginning, they have won over 400 international awards for their Elderberry Wines, Grape Wines, as well as their other varietals. Wyldewood Cellars Spiced Elderberry Wine was featured and served at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Utah and was awarded the Best Non-Grape Wine in North and Latin America, among many other Gold Medals. Sample and purchase their gourmet wines at their Illinois location where they produce, bottle and label their family's nostalgic wine.
CITY: Saint Joseph
Woori Jib Restaurant
Campus location. Try your hand at some of the best Korean cuisine served up within the campus limits of the University of Illinois!
Woodlawn Country Club
This nine-hole walking course features plenty of trees, and water that comes into play on seven of the nine holes. A snack bar is available.
CITY: Farmer City
Campus location and great stop for trying the best hot dogs of the University of Illinois. Serving up all kinds of "Dogs". Primarily busy around lunch time rush hour (12-1 p.m.), and August-May when students are on campus; student establishment.
With Honors - University of Illinois
This dramatic comedy centers on a Harvard student who befriends a homeless man and learns some valuable life lessons. The graduation scenes were filmed at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus, with U of I students playing many of the graduates. The college's turn-of-the-century Foellinger Auditorium was disguised to look like Harvard for the movie shoot.
Wingate Inn by Wyndham
Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, the Wingate by Wyndham makes your trip easier! Centrally located off Interstate 74. Complimentary hot continental breakfast!
Wingate by Wyndham
Every room at the Wingate by Wyndam is designed to cater to our guest's needs. Rooms are well-appointed with amenities like complimentary wired & wireless high-speed internet, in-room safe, iron and ironing board, refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker in every room. Additionally, the property also features leisure amenities like an indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, fitness room, business center and sundry shop. We offer a free hot breakfast buffet from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in our hotel lobby daily as part of your stay.
Wind Water & Light Gallery
Located in historic Lincoln Square Mall next to the Framer's Market, this store features all sorts of arts from paintings, sculptures, and pottery works. Stop in and just browse, or perhaps purchase one of these fine pieces of art.
William M. Staerkel Planetarium
Discover the universe at the second largest planetarium in Illinois, the William M. Staerkel Planetarium, located on the campus of Parkland College. With a state-of-the-art digital projection system, visitors can learn about the stars, planets and more in this cutting-edge environment. At the planetarium website, you will learn of special programs and features coinciding with the many events in our universe. Public shows are on most Friday and Saturday nights, as well as summer matinees.
Whites of Spring
Celebrate the coming of Spring in downtown historic Monticello. Enjoy the fun as our participating downtown restaurants and shops will be serving a different sampling of a white wine or other libation. There will be lots of specials going on in the businesses, as well. This is a ticketed event.
Wandell Sculpture Garden
The Wandell Sculpture Garden was established in honor of Willett and Celia Wandell in 1998. This unique, free outdoor sculpture garden sits among 22 acres of recreated Illinois tallgrass prairie in 130-acre Meadowbrook Park. While walking the looped paths, one can encounter bikers, joggers and other sculpture lovers as the park serves both recreational and educational purposes. Works from local artists with ties to the University of Illinois grace the garden, as well as pieces from artists who reside in New York, California and New Mexico. The garden has both permanent sculptures and some that are rotated every second or third year, keeping it fresh for visitors. Open daily from dawn to dusk.
Walnut Street Tea Co.
Although this shop is located in downtown Champaign, it does not sit directly on the strip that gets the bulk of foot traffic, and thus it might be easily overlooked. Don't be afraid to go for a walk on the beautiful streets of downtown Champaign, and sooner or later you'll find this fine little establishment producing all sorts of tea beverages a tea lover would love to get their hands on!
Gifts, decorative accessories, jewelry, candy - life's simple pleasures
Since 1921, The Virginia Theater has been a landmark in the business district of Champaign and in the history of the region. For 75 years, the 1,525 seat theater has offered entertainment as a vaudeville house, legitimate theater, and movie house. The historic theater plays host to Roger Ebert’s Ebertfest Film Festival every spring.
Small town dining at it's finest! Stop off to feel like the olden days visiting with the locals who gather every morning at this fine small town establishment! Located in between Route 47 and Interstate 57 (turn off at Rantoul exit, and drive 10-15 miles into Fisher)
Value Place provides everything you need for an enjoyable stay. Our furnished studios include amenities such as kitchens with full size refrigerators, stove tops and microwaves, allowing you to save money by cooking in the comfort of your own room. Access to in room high speed internet and on-site washers and dryers makes life away from home feel like home. In Addition to our furnished studios, we provide our guests with bi-weekly housekeeping and expanded cable TV with at least one premium movie channel.
Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center
The Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center fosters the creation and distribution of media, art, and narratives emphasizing underrepresented voices and perspectives and promotes empowerment and expression through media and arts education.
Urbana's Market at the Square
Join thousands of residents and visitors during Market season and connect with growers at Urbana's Market at the Square. Choose locally-raised foods and treasure-hunt among the art and craft vendor booths. Gather information about local non-profits, schools and other community groups on our Community Row. Catch up with friends, take in a set from local performers, and enjoy the public square atmosphere the Market has to offer. Saturday morning at Urbana's Market at the Square is one of our city’s signature institutions. It’s a great way to kick off your weekend! Open May through November.
Urbana Indoor Aquatic Center
The Indoor Aquatic Center has a recreational and competition pool, a beach-like entry and a water playground.
Urbana Garden Family Restaurant
Stop off of Interstate 74 to grab breakfast at this prime location for travelers off the major roadway, around the corner from the Super 8 Motel in Urbana.
University of Illinois Sports (U of I Sports)
The University of Illinois Fighting Illini play in the BIG10 Conference and have a diverse athletic department. Their many sports teams include: Men’s football, baseball, basketball, golf, soccer, tennis and wrestling, while their women’s teams include: Basketball, cross country, golf, gymnastics, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field and volleyball.
University of Illinois Library
The largest public university library in the world and the third largest academic library in North America. Self guided audio tours may be checked out at the Information Desk in the Main Library.
University of Illinois Champaign Urbana
The University of Illinois is a world leader in research, teaching and public engagement. It's distinguished by the breadth of their programs, broad academic excellence and internationally renowned faculty. This Big Ten school offers rich experiences beyond the classroom from the best in performing arts to world-class sports. Discover the scenic campus through tours of the historic buildings and those that are pushing the envelope in technology.
University of Illinois Arboretum
The University of Illinois Arboretum is a living laboratory, including plant collections and facilities that support the teaching, research and public service programs of several units throughout campus. Central to the Arboretum was the development of the "All American Selection Trial Gardens" established by a bequest from Miles C. Hartley in the early 90s. Other highlights of the Arboretum include the Welcome Garden, Hosta Garden, Kari Walkway and native ponds plantings, the Idea Garden, sponsored by Champaign County Master Gardeners, and the Japanese Tea and Dry Gardens at the Japan House.
University of Illinois
An atmosphere of innovation at Illinois is based on a history of interdisciplinary exploration. Faculty and students pursue projects with other top scholars from around the world and across disciplines. Campus resources include the world’s largest public university library, outstanding centers for the arts, and many world-class research facilities, including the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. In 2003, Illinois’ faculty members won national and international awards including two Nobel Prizes, the Crafoord Prize in Biosciences, and two Guggenheim Fellowships. Students choose from more than 150 majors and 1100 clubs and organizations.
U of I Credit Union Concert Series at Allerton Park – Barn Dance
Held at the Allerton Music Barn at Allerton Park & Retreat Center and serving food and drink from 5:30pm-8:30pm. Hootenanny Bluegrass Acts include BowDacious String Band 6-7pm, Sam Payne and Friends 7-8pm & The Curses 8pm-9pm.
Twin Groves Wind Farm
Located on the wind-swept Bloomington Moraine in eastern McLean County, Twin Groves Wind Farm offers 396 megawatts of affordable, pollution-free wind energy, enough to meet the annual energy needs of about 118,000 homes. Learn more about this exciting new facility with a farm tour.
Trail-Glo 5K at Allerton Park
Come experience Allerton After Dark and see the park in a whole new light! 2014 will see the inaugural Trail-Glo 5K race, starting and finishing near the Visitor Center. This unique and brand new event is being hosted by the Allerton Trails Half Marathon & 10K Race. You’ll follow illuminated trail markings under a waxing crescent moon (we checked), accumulating extra glow as you go. You’ll also pass right through the nighttime magic of the Sunken Garden, Chinese Musicians, Rodin’s Adam, and more, as you make your way to a finish area full of surprises, s’mores and music! All proceeds go to Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois.
Charming diner in historic Paxton. Fresh salad bar, appetizers, burgers, wraps and sandwiches. Full menu includes chicken dinners, salmon, Yellow Fin Tuna, Steak and more. Make sure you save room for a slice of fresh pie. Host your next event at the Tin Pan.Dine-in, carry-out, catering and event hosting. Special catering menu available.
TimberCreek Bed and Breakfast
TimberCreek Bed and Breakfast offers country retreat style lodging in a secluded Illinois meadow surrounded by trees and a stream. It is the ideal setting to escape fast-paced everyday living and relax, recharge, and reconnect with each other.
Throw Momma on the Train at the Monticello Railway Museum
Make this Mother's Day special — treat Mom to a relaxing ride with her family on the vintage train at the wonderful Monticello Railway Museum. Reservations required.
The Stop Bar & Grill
We serve ice cold beer and offer daily drink specials, as well as $5 lunch specials Monday - Friday. The Stop Bar & Grill are biker friendly, but everyone is welcome and the only requirement is to have fun!
The Sleeping Beauty
We all know the story of The Sleeping Beauty…the beautiful Princess Aurora, felled by a curse, saved by a fairy, awakened by true love’s kiss. But you’ve probably never seen it like this…a beautiful, colorful, royal, graceful, fairy tale ballet. Champaign Urbana Ballet – the creative artists who bring you The Nutcracker every December -- presents The Sleeping Beauty.
The Seaboat Restaurant
The Sea Boat is a landmark restaurant in Champaign-Urbana, IL where midwest hospitality meets great food in a casual environment. Famous for serving Tasty Fish and Chicken Delights. All of our food is cooked to order using the finest ingredients.
The Polar Express at Monticello Railway Museum
Held at Monticello Railway Museum. Read along with the story as the train makes its round-trip journey to the North Pole. Meet Santa and enjoy caroling, hot chocolate, surprises and a treat. And, for those who believe, a special gift for each child. Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas! Nov 14-15, Nov 21-22, Nov 28-30 & Dec 5-6.
The Original Pancake House
Wake-up to one of the ORIGINAL pancake houses located in the Midwest. Specifically opened just for serving breakfast (closes at 2 p.m.) try all types of pancakes they offer at the original pancake house! The Original Pancake House is a second and third generation family business, which takes great pride in maintaining the high standards that make our food so outstanding.
The I.D.E.A. Store
The I.D.E.A. Store is a retail treasure trove of materials for projects large or small. Discarded materials are perfect for the building, decorating, creating, or re-purposing projects that fill your creative life. A fun, open, and constantly evolving artistic environment awaits you each time you visit.
The Great Impasta
The Great Impasta features fine Northern Italian food as well as Italian-American nouveau cuisine. Our lunch, dinner and dessert specials change regularly so your choices are abundant. Located in Urbana's historic Lincoln Square Mall it's the Italian place for you while visiting Champaign County!
The Gibson House Bed and Breakfast
The Gibson House Bed and Breakfast, LLC. Is a restored 1897 Victorian with modern amenities; wireless internet and flat screen TV’s. Each room has its own unique and distinct décor with amazing antique faux painting on the ceiling and walls along with antique furnishing. Treat yourself and someone special to the sophisticated and elegant accommodations. A delicious wholesome breakfast awaits you in a formal dining room.
CITY: Gibson City
The Cookie Jar
The Cookie Jar...in the heart of the University of Illinois campus! We carry a full line of unique handmade iced decorated cookies and gourmet cookies each one handmade one by one. We have all occasion and holiday designs for special dates such as Valentine's Day, Halloween, Birthday, Christmas, and more. Come on in to our webstore and take a look around. We know that you will find exactly what you are looking for! Our cookies are made with natural ingredients with no change in flavor, presentation or biological characteristics. Our company meets all government agencies standards required to produce and export edible products. We have been appointed with all the necessary permits to bake, operate and sell our products Quite Possible the World's Best Cookies!!
The Art Theater
The Art Theater is located in the heart of Downtown Champaign and has been entertaining moviegoers since 1913. A true historical fixture, the Art Theater screens independent films and serves up locally grown popcorn, baked goods from local bakeries and a great selection of wines, beers, soda and more!
Hello and welcome to That's Rentertainment -- the last locally owned and operated video store in the Champaign-Urbana / University of Illinois area. That's Rentertainment caters to film fans (and fanatics) who have grown tired of the typical Blockbuster fare. We specialize in international, independent, classic American and Art House films on DVD (with a handful of VHS tapes left over that have never been released on DVD). With over 37,000 DVDs and close to 2,500 BluRay discs, That’s Rentertainment has the largest selection of movies in the entire Champaign-Urbana area -- if not all of Illinois.
Thara Thai Pan-Asian Restaurant
Stop off for lunch, dinner, or just to have drinks with friends. In a great location just off of Interstate 74, and the other side of the interstate bridge from Prospect Avenue.
Located off of Interstate 72/57, top in and enjoy a true Texas sized porterhouse steak. Call ahead for reservations, or for special group outings; they've got the space to accommodate large meetings, or special family events for large parties.
Tang Dynasty offers authentic Chinese cuisine to the Champaign and Urbana communities. Conveniently located in the Lincoln Square Mall, our elegant yet casual atmosphere is perfect for a business lunch, a family party, a romantic date, or a gathering of close friends. And our traditional Mandarin and Cantonese-style food is prepared by our szechwan-trained chef.
Get ready for an Illinois home game, or stop by after the game perhaps on your way back to the Hawthorn Suites which is connected with TGI Friday's. This is a great place to gather, and on nice Illinois Fall days it's a great walking opportunity to come to the game that day.
Sweet Indulgence Bakery
Have a sweet tooth for chocolate? Then look no further then Sweet Indulgence Bakery to satisfy your chocolate baker needs!
Dedicated to offering the most memorable dining experience for you, we pick ingredients carefully and use only the freshest and nature ones to prepare every dish. A cozy and inviting ambiance allows you to enjoy not only a great meal but also the authentic atmosphere.
Super 8 Motel - Urbana
67 rooms, indoor pool, conveintenly located immediately off of Interstate 74 and faces out toward Interstate 74. Within minutes of the Champaign County Fairgrounds (The County Fair is held every July)
Super 8 Motel - Rantoul
57 rooms, 3 suites, pets welcomed
Super 8 Motel - Champaign
61 guest rooms, suites, pets allowed. Free HBO, and just across the street from Macy's & Market Place Mall.
Sunny China Buffet
Choose your classic Chinese cuisine and keep returning to the buffet line while visiting this fine Chinese cuisine establishment.
Strawberry Fields is the premier natural food store in East Central Illinois, serving our community since 1974. We offer an astounding variety of organic produce, vitamins, supplements and natural body care products as well as an in-house bakery, coffee bar and catering services.
We specialize in Americana, limited edition prints, custom framing, primitive antiques, gifts and decor. We are located in a 1906 vintage church.
Steak 'n Shake
Don't feel like going out somewhere nice to eat? Then Steak 'n Shake is the place for you right there in the midst of campus (located on the city side of Champaign from actual campus living/attractions). Walking distance if you want to grab something quick instead of stopping by a sports bar before the game begins. Very popular establishment that is surrounded by numerous hotels now in that part of Champaign!
Station Theater/The Celebration Company
The Station Theater, located in the historic 1899 Penn Central Train Station, is home to the Celebration Company. The theater provides live productions all year round meant to inspire, educate, and challenge. Performances range from musicals to classical experimental.
State Farm Center
The State Farm Center™, formerly the University of Illinois Assembly Hall, is one of the two largest edge-supported domes in the world. More than half a million people annually attend events at the center. The 16,000 plus seat venue regularly accommodates Broadway shows, musicals and major concert performers.
Spalding Skate Park
18,000 square feet of concrete with 3 bowls, a snake run and an exciting street course.
Sousa Archives and Center for American Music
The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music holds diverse collections of personal papers, archival records, and museum artifacts documenting America’s music heritage from the nineteenth century to the present, as well as scholarship produced by nationally and internationally recognized composers, musicians, conductors, and inventors. The Center is home to the world’s largest concentration of original compositions by John Philip Sousa, one of many significant historical collections that document the American band movement and the early evolution of electronic and avant-garde music. The Sousa Archives strives to provide exceptional service, programming, access, and tours of our collections to all visitors.
Talk about setting the mood. With an atmosphere flushed with warm reds and bathed in caramel and gold lighting, the mood at Soma is always one of urbane expectation. Anything can happen here, and it does.
A developing space for visual and performing artists and arts organizations. We are the home of Class Act Interactive, with classes and interactive experiences for children of all ages.
Smith Memorial Hall
Live Perforamance Musical Theater located on the University of Illinois campus in one of the many historical buildings on the Quad. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Smith Memorial Hall features a 900-seat recital hall, a popular venue for student and faculty solo and ensemble performances. Chamber Music and Harpsichord recitals are held in the Smith Memorial room.
Sleep Inn - Urbana
Conveniently located on Lincoln Ave, off I-74, which makes Sleep Inn a prime choice for both business and pleasure travelers.
Skully's Chicken & Fish
Big city, but small town feeling of a grab-n-go chicken & fish shack if you want true city original fried chicken meal or fish meal!
Skinner's Coachhouse Antiques
General antiques, collectibles, lighting, restoration and repair. Call for appointment.
Urbana’s Silvercreek Restaurant is a perfect locale for casual fine-dining. Come in and experience a vast array of tasteful delicacies such as fresh fish and juicy steaks, along with enticing vegetarian-friendly dishes. We are proud to use fresh, local ingredients, and all of our artisan breads are baked in-house from scratch every day.
Silver Mine Subs
Silver Mine Subs® offers the freshest and finest hot and cold submarine sandwiches, wraps, salads, sides, soups, and chili this side of the mine. There is no grillin’ or fryin’. We bake fresh bread on the premise and make sub sandwiches to-order, fast! We are proud to offer a healthy alternative to fast food. Fresh sub sandwiches can be made-to-order, or choose from over 20 sandwich options, soups and chili. We also offer box lunches, kid friendly meals, and catering services to all our miners!
Welcome to Siam Terrace, a restaurant that serves you authentic Thai food. We provide fresh, healthy food, and friendly service. Our chefs DO NOT USE MSG in any of the dishes and use only the freshest ingredients and pure vegetable oil.
Sheeba - University of Illinois Campus
This heartwarming family film centers on a city boy from New York City who moves to the country to live with his grandfather and befriends a loyal dog named Sheeba.
Step back in time as you experience the peaceful atmosphere of the Senator's Inn, offering clean, affordable, comfortable guest rooms and amazing spa services.
Sangamon River Forest Preserve
Sangamon River Forest Preserve, a 160-acre gem, offers a variety of natural features and is ideal for low-impact activities such as picnicking, bird-watching, hiking and river fishing. The preserve hosts the Lincoln Ash Tree, one of the largest ash trees in the state.
Sammy's Pancake House
Start your day off right with a stack of HOT pancakes, or whatever breakfast combo you'd like. Located on Mattis Avenue just across the street and few blocks from Dodds Softball & Soccer Complex and near Parkland College.
River Bend Forest Preserve
The 275-acre River Bend Forest Preserve south of Mahomet contains approximately 130 acres of clear water in two lakes, one of which is the largest public lake in Champaign County, and includes 2.5 miles of forest along the Sangamon River.
Rike House Museum
Built in 1853, the restored house of blacksmith Robert Ingle has undergone extensive restoration, and features antiques, a family bible and the town's first piano. Reservations required.
CITY: Le Roy
Residence Inn by Marriott Champaign-Urbana
The new Residence Inn by Marriott® Champaign is located just off I-74 and just minutes from the University of Illinois. Our residential-style hotel offers boutique inspired elegance in the heart of Champaign-Urbana. The spacious suites feature separate sleeping and living areas, a fully-equipped kitchen with refrigerator, and 37-inch HD flat panel televisions. Our luxury bedding includes crisp linens, comfy mattresses, custom comforters, and fluffy pillows, guaranteeing a blissful nights rest. Upon waking, join us in the Gatehouse for a complimentary, full-American breakfast buffet offering hot and cold favorites. Business and extended stay travelers will appreciate complimentary wired, wireless Internet access and dual-line phone system. Whether you are here to work or play, the Residence Inn by Marriott® Champaign warmly invites you to make yourself at home.
Refinery Event Center
Events at Refinery’s 7000+ square foot ballroom is the perfect setting for any reception style. Our ballroom has hardwood floors, floor to ceiling windows, and a stunning bar. Our reception packages include everything from centerpieces to champagne, and our professional event coordinators are ready to make your reception dreams a reality.
Reeser Embryo Farm
Tour this farm, which is a commercial embryo transfer station that uses donor cows.
Red Wheel Resturant
Red Wheel Restaurant in Rantoul, IL provides home made family style food. We serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Located just off of Interstate 57.
Family restaurant, breakfast all day, bar.
Red Roof Inn - LeRoy
The Red Roof Inn in LeRoy is conveniently located just off I-74 and offers small town hospitality, yet is close to all the conveniences of the major cities. Guests will enjoy free WiFi internet, complimentary daily breakfast, coin laundry, alarm clocks with MP3 jacks, cable television with HBO, hairdryers, in-room coffeemakers, microwaves and refrigerators. A jacuzzi suite is also available.
CITY: Le Roy
Red Roof Inn - Champaign
This Red Roof Inn is located just 3 miles from the University of Illinois, 1/4 mile from Market Place Mall and a variety of restaurants.
Rare Book and Special Collections Library
A number of the library's most famous treasures are found in the rare book and special collections section.
Rainbow Garden Restaurant, conveniently located at 1402 South Neil Street in Champaign, has been serving the residents of Champaign, Urbana, Savoy and the surrounding area since 1999. Under new management since late 2005, Rainbow Garden offers the finest selection of authentic Chinese cuisine in Central Illinois. Specializing in the most popular styles; Mandarin, Cantonese, and Szechuan; our chefs are world class.
Come ride the vintage passenger and freight trains on the former Illinois Central and Illinois terminal trackage. One of the trains will feature the steam locomotive #401. Experience the rails just like the maintenance crew did on a motorcar. All-day-tickets! - As many rides as you want! Also enjoy the food tent.
Radio Maria is a restaurant and tapas bar run by artists. Head chef, Brian Wong, creates the eclectic dishes that suit the vibrant ambiance, such as his Coffee Crusted Filet and Green Curry Hot Pot.
Quarters Inn - Rantoul
Newly remodeled, 198 rooms, 2 suites, game room, pets welcomed, kids stay free, 12 miles north of Champaign-Urbana and the University of Illinois
Quality Inn & Suites
Located right off of Interstate 74 and within walking distance of the Market Place Mall, and just a block away from the Market Place Shopping Center.
Quality is a simple bar with a big-city vibe that can only be described oxymoronically as "rustic modern." Quality offers a wide selection of American craft beers on tap and new beers are introduced every week.
Prime Time Pizza
Thank you for choosing Prime Time Pizza!!! Champaign-Urbana’s # 1 pizza delivery. Our pizza’s are made with top quality ingredients and Grande Mozzerella cheese to bring you THE best pizza around!!! Not in the mood for pizza? Then try one of our awesome Calzones, which we know you will love. How about a PoorBoy Sandwich? All made with 100% quality ingredients to put your taste buds in heaven. Don’t forget to check out our side orders, breadsticks, garlic bread, and a complete menu loaded with other goodies. Our menu is HUGE, Our prices are small!!!
Prairie Fruits Farm
Prairie Fruit farms is a farm-to-table experience located in Champaign, IL that celebrates eating locally and sustainably. Working with Culinary Institute of America trained chefs they create multi-course meals using only the freshest local ingredients. Many of the vegetables and fruits come from the farm, as well as the milk, eggs and cheeses. You can even take farm tours and learn how they harvest the crops and milk their large herd of sheep for the creation of cheeses and milk. Perfect for kids of all ages.
Prairie Fire Glass
Blown glass - stained glass. Glass blown on site - Demos daily
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. Kids both young and old will enjoy crossing the footbridge that spans the farm’s miniature duck pond. Prairie Farm also offers educational programs and private party services. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day; Hours: Daily 1:00–7:00 p.m.; Free! (fee for trolley ride and some programs)
The University of Illinois Pollinitarium 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. Changing exhibits relate to world events and ongoing research on pollinators. Guests can explore beekeeping equipment, see live demonstrations and play interactive games. Because so much depends on pollination, the UI Pollinatarium is dedicated to increasing awareness and appreciation of pollination as a remarkable ecological partnership and an essential ecosystem service.