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17th Annual Ebertfest
Created by Roger Ebert, a native to Champaign-Urbana, this popular film festival celebrates those "overlooked" films like the ones Ebert championed throughout his career. Held at the historic Virginia Theatre, the festival is five days, and features over a dozen films. Patrons can purchase festival passes or tickets for individual showings.
2015 Boneyard Arts Festival
Discover the flourishing creative community of Champaign County during the Annual Boneyard Arts Festival, presented by 40 North | 88 West, Champaign County’s art council. More than a traditional arts walk, the Boneyard is a unique countywide celebration that takes place in over 100 venues and features the work of local sculptors, weavers, painters and photographers, as well as musicians, actors, dancers and other performers.
2015 Engineering Open House
The annual Engineering Open House at the University of Illinois strives to create a more educated, science-orientated culture by exhibiting the latest in technological advancements. This massive, free event inspires thousands of students every year as the see the role science plays in our everyday life.
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. 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.
Akademika Bed and Breakfast 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!
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.
Antonio's Pizza by the Slice
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, 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.
Traditional korean dishes with undilluted authentic flavours! Simply put, the focus is good food, not trendy garnish, so enjoy!
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. This local favorite utilizes resources from regional farms to create an outstanding menu. 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.
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-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.
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
Billy Barooz has the atmosphere of a sports bar while offering high-quality cuisine. Meet up with friends and watch the game, grab drinks at the bar, or enjoy a family meal in the dining area. Don't forget to try their nachos!
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.
Body N' Sole Sports
Body N' Sole Sports prides themselves on making sure that you purchase the correct shoe for your feet and for your purposes. Discuss your physical needs and concerns with their educated staff, and allow them to observe your foot strike pattern with a digital video recording of your on a treadmill. Talk about high-tech fitness!
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.
Brothers Bar & Grill
Built upstairs in one of the historic buildings located on Green St., Brother's is THE place for students to hang out with friends and, or make new acquaintances. This bar is not just for students of the U of I, but for other college students in neighboring cities and counties next to Champaign County to come hang out for a night with students of the University of Illinois! Brothers' ultimate mission is to provide a comprehensive entertainment venue, with an emphasis on fun, safety, and cleanliness. We will provide great service to our customers through a well trained and caring staff that pledges to get it right. We will strive to lead, not follow, and be better than we were the day before.
Buffalo Wild Wings
Classic Buffalo Wild Wings with a vibrant atmosphere. Catch the big game, chow down on your favorite wings, and hang out with your fellow Illini Fans!
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.
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!
Located in the heart of the shopping district take some time away from shopping, and come watch the latest premieres in the film industry!
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.
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.
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.
Filled with antiques and primitives, folk art, candles and more. Country Chics has an amazing selection of on-of-a-kind items you won't find anywhere else.
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.
Cracked Glass is a place for you either shop blown glass from local artists or you can create your own. With weekly workshops and knowledgable staff on hand, Cracked Glass gives you the opportunity to channel your inner artist.
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.
Serving the University of Illinois community for over 20 years, Cravings offers a wide array of dishes that come from all parts of Asia, including China, Malaysia, Thailand and India.
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.
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.
Casual spot for classic Mexican cooking & margaritas in a colorful, rustic setting with a patio.
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.
El Toro Bravo
TRUE Mexican Cuisine.
El Toro II
Stationed right here in Champaign-Urbana, El Toro serves authentic Mexican cuisine in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere.
Empire Chinese Restaurant
Located in the heart of Campustown, Empire Chinese brings the best-of-the-best to the table in terms of authentic Asian cuisine. Sip complimentary tea as you chow down on their beloved General Tso's chicken. One thing is for sure, you won't leave feeling hungry!
This South American style restaurant is downtown Champaign's hidden gem. Enjoy Spanish cuisine in this eclectic environment — you may even forget you're in Central Illinois!
Espresso Royale has always been known for its friendly staff, unmatched drink quality and a service style that is casual and welcoming. That friendliness comes from a heartfelt philosophy. Not a corporate slogan, but a people driven philosophy. These days, customers are a part of designing cafes, products and new directions. Be part of the experience.
A place where everybody truly knows your name, patrons enjoy free peanuts (and throw their shells on the floor), stiff drinks, billiards, cold beer and hot food. Catch the game on one of seven TVs and outdoor seating. Large area with four pool tables, jukebox and more.
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 located in Campustown this fun spot has the best Bubble Tea around! Stop in for a bite or lounge in the dining area as you get work done — it's very student friendly!
Exile on Main Street
Exile on Main Street has the best selection of vinyl in Champaign County. Full of character, this cool little shop has a great variety of new and classic artists. And, with their friendly and knowledgeable staff, you'll be able to find just what you're looking for.
Extended Stay America
89 guest rooms, kitchenettes.
Marriott's award winning economy hotel lodging features clean, convenient, quality accommodations for a great value.
Farren's Pub & Eatery
Farren's is an underground pub in Downtown Champaign that's known for its signature burgers and large selection of craft beers.
Started in 1988 with the goal of serving the best Mexican food for people who care about quality. We brought our recipes from all over Mexico here to the heart of Champaign for all guests and visitors to enjoy.
Flat Top Grill
Flat Top Grill is a neighborhood create-your-own stir-fry restaurant featuring fresh vegetables, a variety of proteins, and homemade sauces.
Foellinger Auditorium is a unique facility situated at the Southern end of the U of I Quadrangle. Since its construction in 1907, Foellinger Auditorium has been a cultural and entertainment center for the campus by serving two distinctly different functions: classroom and performance.
Framer's Market is a full-service framing shop that has been designing custom frames and enhancing art since 1981.
Gibson City Inn
A 23-unit, one story building. Newly remodeled in 2001. Quiet country motel.
CITY: Gibson City
Gold's Bed & Breakfast
3 rooms, 1874 farmhouse furnished with country antique furniture, continental plus breakfast. 6 miles west of Champaign on I-74.
Gordyville USA is a family-owned and operated establishment. The heated spacious building encompasses 160,000 square feet of space all under one roof. The multi-functional grounds are the site of several diverse events such as horse shows, flea markets, farm equipment sales, estate and land auctions, and the Annual Gifford Bank Craft Show. There is also a restaurant on the grounds.
Grand Prarie Families and Farm
The farm offers organic chicken, beef, pork, milk, cheese, bread and herbs.
Guadalajara Bar & Grill
Mexican Bar & Grill located just off of Interstate 74 just across the highway bridge of Prospect Avenue shopping.
Guido's Bar & Grill
This downtown sports bar serves as both a restaurant and hot spot for nightlife. Chow down on their top-notch burgers, sip refreshing brews, and enjoy the sound of classic rock on the speakers. Did we mention they have an event space too? Perfect setting for an after-hours get together or even a wedding reception!
Hampton Inn - Champaign/Urbana
Hampton Inn Champaign/Urbana is conveniently located in downtown Urbana, Illinois across the street from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign north campus.
Hap Parker Family Aquatic Center
Fun for the whole family! Highlights include two amazing water slides that splash down into 350,000 gallons of crystal clear water. The zero-depth entry pool also features water toys for children, lanes for swimmers, and diving boards. The 14,000 square foot facility also has a full bath house with accessible restrooms and changing rooms, along with a full-service concession stand, shaded and open lounge areas, picnic tables and much more.
Hardy's Reindeer Ranch
The North Pole has moved to Central Illinois. Try your luck at the 6+ acre corn maze, the Grand Prix style race track, pick a pumpkin or a Christmas tree (depending on season), stop by the fascinating gift shop and, of course, see the reindeer!
Hatch: A Creative Re-Use Art Festival
What happens when you mix artists with unwanted materials destined for the landfill? You get Hatch, a Creative Re-Use Art Festival from the I.D.E.A. Store in Champaign, a marketplace of ideas from recycled materials. In its third year, the event will kick off with a “Trashion” Show, where designers use only recycled materials to make the latest in fashion. An exhibit filled with inspired, recycled pieces follows and concludes with an art fair where you can purchase the artwork that you just can’t live without.
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham welcomes you to C-U! Featuring 198 suites, ample parking, complimentary hot breakfast buffet & convenient location to the University of Illinois Campus & downtown Champaign, Hawthorn Suites is the perfect spot for your leisure or business visit.
Heartland Gallery specializes in contemporary Irish art and Celtic art and crafts. As a small performance venue, Heartland Gallery has hosted many events including concerts by internationally-known musicians such as Dublin harpist/singer/songwriter Claire Roche, master of the Celtic harp and spoken-word artist Patrick Ball, legendary Irish piper Paddy Keenan, and Scottish singer/songwriter/guitarist Jim Malcolm. The gallery also hosts local and national storytellers, actors and other performing artists including Irish and Scottish dancers.
Hen House Family Restaurant
Small town dining at it's finest with breakfast, lunch, and dinner served all day. One of very few Hen House Restaurants remaining in the United States, so stop by this convenient location off of I-74 in Mahomet to say you've been to a Hen House.
30 unit motel with refrigators, microwaves and restaurant discount.
Hickory River Smokehouse
Welcome to Hickory River Smokehouse, where Texas barbecue is our passion! Our quality beef brisket, chicken, turkey, and pork are treated with a dry rub - a flavorful way to keep the meat’s natural juices from escaping. After hours over a hickory-wood fire in our on-site smokehouse, the meat is harmonized with a generous side or drizzle of our spicy, tangy Texas-style BBQ sauce! Complete this barbecue phenomenon with one (or more) of our mouth-watering side dishes. You can’t get taste like this anywhere else in the Midwest!
High Cross Art Studio
The primary purpose is to provide an environment which fosters artistic excellence and creative growth of the individual artists working there.
Hilton Garden Inn
The Hilton Garden Inn is located 2 blocks from campus and features banquet rooms, meeting rooms, the most up to date hotel rooms and services.
Buy cucumbers, gherkins, peppers, pumpkins and other in-season produce.
CITY: Cissna Park
Home of Gourmet Chinese & Thai
Enjoy the true taste of Chinese food with this terrific gourmet & Thai restaurant located nearby on the University of Illinois campus.
Homer Lake Forest Preserve
Homer Lake Forest Preserve contains 892 acres for fishing, boating, hiking picnicking, cross-country skiing and sledding. Also available is an exciting Homer Lake Interpretive Center, which hosts thousands every year through programs like "Homer Lake Take Me Fishing" and the unique Natural Playscape.