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13th Annual Monticellobration
Come and enjoy the live music, kid's activities, food vendors, games, craft booths and more! This features the Paint the Town activity and pet parade. Monticello's premier quality, hometown festival. Many new attractions will be featured this year.
16th Annual Rattlesnake Master Run for the Prairie
The 5K fun run and walk will traverse Meadowbrook Park one and a half times before returning to the finish line.
32nd Annual Country Christmas Craft Show
Hosted by Gifford State Bank, this annual Christmas Craft Show brings together over 500 vendors and 8,000 shoppers! This event offers two days of “shop til ya drop” fun so you can find that perfect gift for everyone on your list. Parking is free and admission is just a $1 donation to Country Health Auxilary.
7th Annual Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon
The annual Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon is one of the most popular spring running events in the Midwest… and, arguably, the country with its fast and flat course, ideal for qualifying for the Boston Marathon. With over 20,000 participants expected in the 5K, 10K, half marathon, marathon, relay and the youth run, the Illinois Marathon is a destination race for people from all over! From flat and fast courses to the Memorial Stadium 50-yard line finish to the rockin’ State Farm 27th Mile Celebrate Victory Bash, this has all the makings for the perfect spring getaway. 217-351-4133
Traditional korean dishes with undilluted authentic flavours! Simply put, the focus is good food, not trendy garnish, so enjoy!
Act Your Age - Champaign Urbana
A young out-of-work actor does research for the role of an old man by spending time in a nursing home, where he learns to respect the elderly and ponders his own life choices.
AKADEMIKA BED & BREAKFAST offers clean rooms in a safe and quiet neighborhood at walking distance from the University of Illinois and the downtown area. Akademika is located on Michigan Avenue, a prime location in Urbana with beautiful houses, cobblestone streets, and trees. Within a family neighborhood, Akademika offers amenities and a close location to campus, just one block from the southeast section of campus and a few minutes walking distance from the Main Quad and the Assembly Hall. This is a historic, quiet, safe and beautiful residential area with beautiful houses, cobblestone streets, and trees. Great for jogging!
At Alexander’s Steakhouse, each guest has the opportunity to select their own Steak from the locker and cook it their own special way over a live charcoal grill. Guests can select from twelve different Steak Cuts, such as Ribeye, T-Bone, Filet or our own “Santa Maria” Top Sirloin. All steaks are hand cut daily by our in-house butchers from aged USDA choice Midwestern Beef. Perfect place for groups!
Allerton Music Barn Festival
It's hard to determine which has a greater effect on the soul—music or nature. Now, through a collaborative effort between the University of Illinois School of Music and the University's Allerton Park & Retreat Center, music and nature will become one with the creation of a world-class music venue—set amidst the beauty of an idyllic nine-acre historic farmstead. The natural rustic beauty of exposed timbers in this traditional two-story Dutch hay barn creates a space that is dramatic, inviting, and architecturally significant— resulting in a charming atmosphere with great acoustic sound quality for musical performances. This year's highlights include The Jupiter Quartet, the University of Illinois Jazz Ensemble, a performance of On the Twentieth Century, and selections from Bach.
Allerton Park & Retreat Center
Allerton Park was the private estate of Robert Henry Allerton, who donated it to the University of Illinois in 1946. It features 1,500 acres of woodlands, formal gardens and more than 100 sculptures. The park is open to the public for hiking, picnicking, cross-country skiing and leisurely garden strolls.
Allerton Park Trail Run
The run is a 5.7 mile trail run (and 2 mile untimed walk) held on the estate of Robert Allerton Park in Monticello, IL. The time of year, Allerton is beautiful as the trail is through fall-colored forests and past the unique gardens and statuary of Allerton Park.
Alto Vineyards Tasting Room
Alto Vineyards' retail wine shop and tasting room offers custom gift baskets, gourmet foods and local artwork. Indoor and outdoor seating offers a place to relax with a glass of Alto's finest. Alto's original location is situated in Alto Pass, on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail.
Anita Purves Nature Center
Located at the north end of Crystal Lake Park, this environmental education facility is a natural resource to individuals, families and groups interested in learning more about the outdoors. The Nature Center features four multi-purpose rooms, an exhibit field station, an Observation Room, the Audubon Nature Shop and an Educator Resource Room. The adjacent Busey Woods is perfect for hiking and bird watching.
Antiques & More at Staley Road
Antiques & More at Staley Road is the largest antique, primitive, retro and collectible store around the Champaign area. With over 70 vendors, something is bound to catch your eye. From blue mason jars, vintage chairs and antique toys to antique bed frames, signs and artwork, you'll find something to check off of your list. Our store features Bella Ruth Vintro Style Boutique and is equipped with jewelry, clothing and accessories to add a vintage and retro feel to any outfit. On any day, you can find the owner in vintage clothing to help customers find inspiration for retro outfits.
Located on the University of Illinois campus for students needing that late pizza craving Antonio's is for the mouthwatering pizza lover loaded with toppings on freshly made crust, and a variety of scrumptious appetizers and hearty sandwiches, look no further than Antonio's!
Looking for a friendly family like service restaurant, and excellent dining options? Well unlike any other restaurant in Urbana; the Apple Dumpling can't be more of a family-style dining establishment. With their featured menu item, the fried chicken which receives 4 stars in the local review you can't beat the food here at Apple Dumpling.
Arcade Pancake House
Serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, family style.
Atlanta Bread Company
Bakery, Pastry, and Sandwich (Hot or Cold) place for all. Either for small talk with a friend or friends OR a hook-up for laptop users either for business or pleasure with Wi-Fi available.
Upscale wine bar in Downtown Champaign offering an eclectic menu and outstanding wine list. A lounge on one side is great for small groups desiring an intimate evening.
Bayern Stube Restaurant
A real Bavarian experience awaits you in this family-owned and operated restaurant. Bayern Stube, located in Gibson City, offers authentic Bavarian cuisine in a cozy, traditional atmosphere; with dishes like schnitzels, sausages and homemade desserts to fill your soul.
CITY: Gibson City
Baymont Inn & Suites
At the Baymont Inn & Suites you'll enjoy a relaxing stay with our luxurious pillow-top mattresses, hot breakfast, and complimentary amenities. Our friendly staff is waiting to show you what Baymont's signature brand of Hometown Hospitality is all about.
Bean Scene Cafe
Coffees, scones, breakfasts, imported teas, homemade pastries.
This traditional pub in Downtown Champaign is off the beaten path and likes it that way. A great selection of beers and a crowd of regulars keep this bar hopping. Live music weekly.
Best Western Monticello Gateway Inn
44 guest rooms. Inside entrances, elevator. There are some extended stay rooms with kitchenettes. Conference facilities including banquet room (350), meeting space/conference room, olympic size indoor pool and extensive outdoor deck area that is available for private events.
Best Western-Paradise Inn - Savoy
Need to stay overnight for an overdue plane? Stay within seconds at this nice, quiet, and cozy Best Western just a few miles from Willard Airport. Enjoy the outdoor pool, and cable television hook up as you possibly await to depart Champaign County.
Customers' satisfaction is our first priority. We always serve good authentic Chinese food in fair price.
Bevande Coffee Shop
Smalltown coffee house for those on the go, or sit down inside to catch up with friends or family. Business and Pleasure settings.
Located in the heart of the shopping district take some time away from shopping, and come watch the latest premieres in the film industry!
Bevier Cafe offers an outstanding selection of food, beverages, and services. Whether you’re planning a breakfast meeting, working luncheon, or afternoon reception, you’ll find our selections versatile and accommodating to your budget.
Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano
Biaggi's combines a friendly & exceptionally knowledgeable staff with affordable, freshly prepared Italian cuisine to create an authentic Italian dining experience.
Big Grove Tavern
Big Grove Tavern is a Farm-to-Table restaurant in downtown Champaign featuring seasonal comfort food. Almost everything we serve at Big Grove Tavern is made from scratch, in house, using seasonal ingredients, sourced locally whenever possible. We source locally, not only to create delicious dishes, but to help support our neighbors.
Billy Barooz Pub & Grill
Perfect sports atmosphere along with terrific food selection.
Black Dog Smoke & Ale House
Black Dog Smoke and Ale House is the most talked-about restaurant in town. Locals and visitors come here to enjoy great barbeque and craft brews in a warm and casual setting. Come early to get a seat, and even earlier if you want to try the burnt ends, which are made from the most tender part of the brisket – they usually sell out in two hours or less.
Blind Pig Brewery
Located in downtown Champaign, Blind Pig brews its own craft beers. With its beautiful wood interior, casks full of local brews and friendly locals, this bar is a must-see. When the weather is nice, venture outside and enjoy the large outdoor beer garden.
Blind Pig Company
The Blind Pig Company, located in historic downtown Champaign, serves a wide variety of craft beers. Beer Advocate lists it in the Top 50 Places to Drink Beer in the USA. Imbibe Magazine states it's one of America's Top 100 Bars and Draft Magazine lists it as one of the Best 150 Bars in the USA.
The quintessential cocktail lounge of the Champaign-Urbana community. Located in the heart of downtown Champaign, Boltini offers a great selection of liquor, food, entertainment and fun. It's very welcoming to any and everybody from the downtown hipster to the professional enjoying a happy hour cocktail and everybody in between.
Bombay Indian Grill
At Bombay Indian Grill - We have added a fresh new twist to Indian Cuisine. Our cuisine honors the authentic recipes of India. Each dish has its own distinctive flavor and aroma which cannot come from Curry powder, but spices which have to be separately prepared fresh for each individual dish. The blending and preparation of spices is a centuries old craft and indispensable to indian cuisine. All of our food is prepared light, healthy, and nutritious. Come to our Bombay Indian Grill and try a new taste of India.
Boomerang Bar & Grill
This laid back local bar has pool tables, great food and no cover charge except when bands play.
Bridget's Blarney Stone
Bar & Grill - Small Town Hang Out Spot; with Karoke every 1st and 3rd Friday of each month
Brown Bag Deli-Restaurant
The Brown Bag boasts a large selection of homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, pies and cookies. All pies are homemade at "Pies by Inge". Informal atmosphere and no reservations required. Gourmet food shop and card/gift shop all under one roof.
Bryant Cottage was built in 1856 by Francis E. Bryant (1818-1889), a friend and political ally of Senator Stephen A. Douglas. According to Bryant family tradition, on the evening of July 29, 1858, Douglas and Abraham Lincoln conferred in the parlor of this house to plan the famous Lincoln-Douglas Debates. The picturesque one-story, four-room wood frame cottage has been “restored” and is interpreted as an example of a middle-class life in mid-nineteenth-century Illinois. The furniture on display is of the Renaissance Revival style, appropriate for a small-town family of the mid-nineteenth century. The cottage is accessible to persons with disabilities. The site hosts portions of a variety of locally sponsored events throughout the year.
Buffalo Wild Wings
Bar/Grill serving the best wings around and providing THE spot to be for big time prime time sporting events for your favorite team!
Stop by after work for Happy Hour with colleagues or other friends, or party late into the evening with friends either for a special occasion, perhaps its just the weekend, or just need a place to kick back and relax while having a few beverages. Food establishment too.
Back for it’s second year, the C-U Oktoberfest features locally brewed beer, food by locally owned restaurants and authentic German festival music from Die Musikmeisters, The Polkaholics and the Bolzen Beer Band. Come dressed in your lederhosen or dirndl and enjoy a specially brewed “bier”, C-U Oktoberfest, just for the occasion!
C-U Pride Festival
The UP Center of Champaign County brings its fifth annual festival to Downtown Champaign. Celebrate with a parade and plenty of entertainment for the whole family. Downtown bars will have dedicated entertainment for the LGBT community.
Small romantic cafe in Downtown Champaign (new location)
Discover Green Street and the heart of campus at the University of Illinois. Restaurants, bars, shops, bookstores and more await your presence in this Orange & Blue themed area.
Brand new to the already busy and buzzing street near Prospect Ave and Neil Street. Located in the heart of the shopping center with numerous stores on Prospect, and Market Place Mall on the other side of it's location. Free parking at the hotel, or easy shuttle access via the C-U MTD bus service.
Canopy Club is committed to diversity in the entertainment it provides for its diverse patron base. The Canopy Club also strives to foster an environment of activism for positive social and environmental change through hosting various benefits and informational gatherings. In striving to achieve the highest level of entertainment, the Canopy Club prides itself on being able to offer entertainment for all walks of life. Whether you like rock, country, hip hop, jazz, funk, indie or anything in between, the Canopy Club has something to offer you. If you're a fan of live music and entertainment, the Canopy Club is your home in central Illinois! Come see live music at the Canopy!
Party supplies and gifts.
Champaign County Farm Bureau
The Farm Bureau acts as an intermediary to set up specific tours of area farms for visitors to Champaign County.
Champaign County Historical Museum at the Cattle Bank
The museum is located in the oldest commercial building in Champaign County, the beautifully restored Cattle Bank, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. Exhibits showcase more than 150 years of Champaign County's people, events, architecture and lifestyles. A feature of the museum is the 19th century dry goods store and businesses. The museum has a gift shop and publishes the Champaign County Historical Quarterly.
Champaign Courtyard by Marriott
The staff at the Courtyard by Marriott is 100% focused on providing you with an exceptional level of customer service! Conveniently located near the University of Illinois and many great local attractions such as Market Place Mall, Memorial Stadium, Staerkel Planetarium and much more!
Chanute Air Museum
The Chanute Air Museum celebrates the 76 year legacy of the former Chanute Air Force base and the development Illinois aviation. The Museum showcases over 30 aircraft, including a rare P-51H Mustang and XB-47 Stratojet, while exhibits include "Life at Chanute" and "The 99th Pursuit Squadron: From Rantoul to Ramitelli and Beyond." Bus parking and a gift shop are available.
Chester Street Dance Club
Located in downtown Champaign, this huge dance club features DJs spinning everything from Top 40 remixes to electro-industrial dance. Cool down on the outdoor patio.
Chevy's Fresh Mex
Fresh flour tortillas roll off the machine every 53 seconds. Fresh chips and salsa made all day long. You'll love it.
The landmark Busey’s Hall/Princess Theater in downtown Urbana is home to Cinema Gallery, representing over 50 professional artists of the Midwest. Media on display are ceramics, drawings, glass, mixed media, paintings, sculpture, and studio furniture. The gallery also hosts 7 special shows each year.
Stop by this roadside market for in-season fresh strawberries, tomatoes, beets, broccoli, cucumbers, eggplant and peppers.
Clinton Lake Marina
Services include boat rentals, beverages, bait, propane tank exchange, slip rentals and an on-site boat service department.
Clinton Lake State Recreation Area
Enjoy 9,300 acres of great outdoor picnicking, hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, swimming, boating, water skiing. Fall foliage, winter offers ice fishing, snowmobiling on frozen lake. 308 campsites, Private marina.
The class of campus town. During the day have lunch with friends and at night enjoy cocktails in a refined atmosphere.
Come in, sit and chat about business for a business meeting/conference, OR just come in and chat about anything with friends enjoying a nice cup of coffee, tea, etc. drive-up accessible if your on-the-run in a hurry! Always start your day with a nice hot cup of coffee!
Comfort Suites - Urbana
Whether you are traveling for business or going on vacation, the Comfort Suites® Urbana Champaign, University Area hotel provides relaxing accommodations close to a number of Illinois attractions.
Corrie Art Glass
A custom stain glass studio.
Family restaurant and pancake house.
Country Inn & Suites
The Country Inn & Suites Champaign North, offers guests stylish, modern rooms and impressive amenities including a Fitness Center with cardio equipment and weights, a large indoor pool perfect for swimming laps, a library filled with books to read, free Wi-Fi and a delicious complimentary breakfast buffet in the hotel's breakfast room. In Champaign, IL, you'll be close to all the attractions of downtown and the campus of the University of Illinois as well as excellent dining options that include Alexander's Steakhouse and Pita Pit. Book a spacious Standard Room for a good night's sleep or a Whirlpool Suite for a special occasion.
Country Thyme Tea Room
Victorian tea room. All food made from scratch. Reservations strongly recommended!
The Courier Cafe is a charming family restaurant located in a former newspaper building that serves burgers, hand-dipped shakes, and all your breakfast favorites.
Nightlife Bar for casual chatting with friends and family. Dining options during the day as well as full service bar during dining hours.
Family, old-style restaurant with down-home country cooking.
COME SEE WHAT CRANE ALLEY HAS TO OFFER.... THE BEST SANDWICHES, ENTREES AND FRESH SEAFOOD SPECIALS IN TOWN, 16 BEERS ON TAP AND OVER 100 IMPORT AND DOMESTIC BOTTLES, EXTENSIVE WINE LIST, 4 DIAMOND PROFESSIONAL POOL TABLES AND 80 SEAT BEER GARDEN.
4 professional diamond 8 foot pool tables, full service with 16 beers on tap, extensive bottle selection, creative food menu, and private mezzanine area - all nestled in the heart of Downtown Urbana.
CU Woodshop Supply
The midwest's premier woodworking destination is a haven for woodworkers. Their top-tier educational facility offers project and skill courses for all levels with classes running evenings, weekends and weekdays. The adjoining 8,000 square-foot supply store, open six days a week, is unique to Central Illinois and offers "all things woodworking" including 60 varieties of hardwoods. Free demos and seminars are available many Saturdays. Making the CU Woodshop even more of a destination is the DreamShop, where hobbyists can perfect their skill.
Curtis Orchard is an 80-acre apple orchard, pumpkin patch and entertainment farm offers activities for the whole family. Open July 20–December 20, the orchard country store and bakery offer a wide variety of gift and food items, including pies, fritters, apple crisp donuts and award-winning cider. Outdoor activities include seasonal apple and pumpkin picking, kids play structures, a giant slide, several mazes including the corn maze, petting zoo, toddler area, birthday parties and corporate picnics. Weekend activities include outdoor meals, live entertainment, seasonal pony rides, and an orchard wagon.
German lunches and dinners. European beer and wine. Soups, salads, sandwiches and wraps. Breakfast anytime. Specialty coffee and espresso drinks in the heart of downtown Urbana.
Days Inn - Farmer City
Make yourself at home at the Farmer City Days Inn. Business or pleasure you will be treated to all the standard Days Inn extras that make your stay more enjoyable, like our free Day Break Breakfast, refreshing SolTerre shower experience, free Wi-Fi in everyroom! Conveniently located between Champaign and Bloomington.
CITY: Farmer City
Days Inn Champaign
Located just off of Interstate 74 and just on the other side of the road from great shopping on Prospect Avenue. Easy access for truck drivers too if traveling down Route 150, or needing place to stay from traveling on I-74.
Days Inn Rantoul
Located just off of Interstate 57 welcoming to all: truck drivers needing place to stay, families visiting Rantoul or Champaign-Urbana (just an extra 15 miles down I-57 to Champaign and nearest to Market Place Mall), or meeting planners. The Days Inn Rantoul has meeting space provided for you! Days Inn Rantoul is also pet friendly.
Dielman's Asparagus Patch
Pick up fresh asparagus at this roadside spot from mid-April through the end of May.
TRUE Mexican Cuisine.
A friendly little store with a lot of new stuff on the east side of the square.
Discover cute boutiques housed in historic storefronts in downtown Champaign, including antique and consignment shops. Be sure to stop at PACA’s Architectural Salvage Warehouse, where you’ll find everything from vintage stained glass to ceramic tiles.
Drury Inn & Suites
Located immediately off of Interstate 74 and within walking distance of the major shopping outlets on Prospect Avenue. Just minutes away from the University of Illinois campus for the crazed sports fans in town for exciting Big Ten athletics, or family and friends of current UI students who need place to stay while visiting. Drury Inn & Suites also welcomes meeting planners, and provides a conference room on site for any group meeting.
Early American Museum
The Early American Museum has an extensive collection interpreting 19th and early 20th century life in east-central Illinois. Two floors of exhibits present architecture, trades and occupations, decorative arts, and childhood and domestic life of the time.
Eastland Suites Hotel & Conference Center
Recently renovated, the Eastland Suites Hotel & Conference Center is very welcoming to all guests -- either travelers or meeting planners in the area. Eastland also provides an excellent conference center to provide for group meetings. Centrally located just on the outskirts of Urbana, the Eastland Suites sits off of Interstate 74 on Cunningham Avenue, and just a few seconds' drive from the University of Illinois campus. Eastland Suites is nearby to Route 45 that takes you straight into Rantoul, and right next to Camp Rantoul (home of Fighting Illini football), and the Rantoul Aquatic Center, also recently renovated.
El Toro Bravo
TRUE Mexican Cuisine.
El Toro II
TRUE Mexican Cuisine.
Emerald City Lounge
The Emerald City Lounge is a clean, contemporary Martini Bar welcoming diverse communities to the venue. A place where family and friends of all communities can feel welcomed and at home!
Empire Chinese Restaurant
Bar & Grill
Free peanuts and shells on the floor. Stiff drinks, cold beer and hot food. Seven TVs and outdoor seating. Large area with 4 pool tables, jukebox and more. A place where everybody truly knows your name.
The Etc.Coffeeshop is a very different kind of coffeehouse. They offer fair trade, donation-based, brewed coffee & teas. Etc. is a place where students go to study and hangout. All proceeds support Wesley Evening Food Pantry.
Asian Cuisine & Coffee House.