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University of Illinois Library
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is the proud home of one of the largest and richest public research library collections in North America. Their 24 million items, the vast majority of which are paper and book-based, include Medieval manuscripts, large collections of incunabula and early printed books, literary manuscripts, maps and atlases, prints, and all sizes and types of printed books and other paper objects. The University Library is committed to sustaining and enhancing its capacity to treat and protect its important paper-based collections, with the majority of conservation and preservation-related investments focused on the care of its rare, unique, and otherwise valuable objects.
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.
Spalding Skate Park
18,000 square feet of concrete with 3 bowls, a snake run and an exciting street course.
Lunch with Santa on the Train
Come out for Lunch with Santa on the Train at the Wabash Depot in Monticello, Illinois, a holiday favorite for kids of all ages. Enjoy a train ride, individual visit with Santa, and kid friendly sack lunch. The ride is about 60 minutes per trip. Reservations required. Tickets go on sale online Saturday, June 6th.
Memories Past Antiques
Quality antiques and collectibles at realistic prices: furniture, primitives, advertising, pottery, vintage toys, tools, jewelry, books, glassware and more.
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.
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.
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!
Hyatt Place Champaign
The Hyatt Place Champaign-Urbana is opening in 2014. This nine-story hotel features 3,200 square feet of meeting space and 145 well-appointed, modern guestrooms. The hotel is located in the vibrant heart of downtown Champaign, featuring 36 restaurants within a two block radius of the hotel. The eclectic dining scene is sure to provide you with numerous choices to dazzle your taste buds with their distinctive twists on worldly cuisine. The Official Hotel Partner of Fighting Illini Athletics, Hyatt Place is conveniently located in downtown Champaign, only minutes from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Campus.
Museum of the Grand Prairie
The Museum of the Grand Prairie 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. The Discovery Room offers hands-on opportunities for children to interact and learn about the residents of the Grand Prairie. Educational programs are offered for all ages throughout the year.
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.
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.
IHSA Individual Wrestling State Championships
The Illinois High School Association’s Individual Wrestling State Championships brings out the best in high school wrestling talent under the bright lights of the Assembly Hall. This two-day event showcases the elite wrestlers from across the state as they try to wrestle their way to Saturday night at the Assembly Hall to become apart of IHSA Wrestling history being dubbed individual state champion!!
Monticello Wabash Depot
Built in 1899, the restored depot is the departure point for a weekend afternoon train ride to the Monticello Railway Museum. It also serves as a visitor center for Monticello and Piatt County.
Farmer Dave's Buffalo Ranch
Get up close and personal with the buffalo on a ranch tour, explore the giant pumpkin patch and take a stage coach ride. Afterwards, enjoy a buffalo burger or buffalo taco.
Sweet Tooth for a cookie? Then stop by and grab a cookie while walking thru campustown or walking on the infamous Quad.
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.
Union School House
Built in 1865, Union School served rural Logan County for over 80 years. More than a museum, Union School is a hands-on learning center. Local history is displayed in old photographs and memorabilia. A year-round interpreter is available to enhance the visitor experience.
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.
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.
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.
Woodlawn Cemetery and Civil War Soldiers Plot
The first burial at Woodlawn Cemetery was that of a Union Soldier in 1861. The plot is the resting place for over 80 Civil War Soldiers. An interpretive sign provides history of the plot and a listing of the soldiers buried there. Also located here are Civil War era cannons. Several others buried outside of the Civil War Soldiers plot were contemporaries of Abraham Lincoln.
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.
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.
Flood Plain Forge Blacksmith
Blacksmithing, as well as artistic and functional iron work, is performed in this smithy that was erected in 1928.
The Laughing Kat
Located in the residence of local artist Frannie Thompson, this shop features all types of handmade creations. Her fine assortment of fused glass and beads, paintings, jewelry, sewing and purses awaits you.
Illini Union Hotel
The Illini Union Hotel is located in the heart of campus with 72 rooms and two suites. Guests receive free parking pass, internet, breakfast as well as cable TV. The Illini Union is home to billiards, bowling and a food court.
Corrie Art Glass
A custom stain glass studio.
Smith Memorial Hall
Live Performance 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.
J.T. and E.J. Crumbaugh Museum
This museum is located in the lower level of the Crumbaugh Library in Le Roy.The major displays include an 1890s re-creation of a child's room and a communications exhibit.
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.
Red Wheel Restaurant
This restaurant serves down-home country cooking right in the heart of Monticello! With a diverse menu there truly is something for everyone. Enjoy a hearty breakfast, rich lunch or simple dinner. At Red Wheel, your wish is their command!
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.
This orchard offers strawberries, peaches, apples, cider and other fresh in-season fruits.
Jupiter's Pizzeria and Billiards Downtown
The place for Cues and Brews, if you choose to peruse. The perfect scene to make friends, and meet up with friends or business colleagues. A downtown hotspot in Champaign since 1997.
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.
Hickory Point Mall
The Hickory Point Mall offers shopping at many great stores including Bergner’s, Kohl’s, Von Maur and The Limited. Enjoy dining in the food court and at popular adjacent restaurants such as Applebee’s, Red Lobster and Texas Roadhouse plus catch a movie at the Hickory Point 12.
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.
Party supplies and gifts.
Village Pub and Steakhouse
Enjoy the "best steak and prime rib dinners in Central Illinois". Try their ribs, chops and seafood.
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.
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.
Nickell Country Home
4 large bedrooms in a large country home with a magnificent breakfast
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.
Amishland's Country Restaurant
Enjoy Atwood's meat services, award winning meats. Home cooked meals include drink and dessert. Open for breakfast and lunch.
International Galleries was first established over thirty years ago in the heart of campus. We are proud of our long history in this community and look forward to continuing to serve our friends and neighbors here in Urbana-Champaign.
Grimsley's Flower Store
A tradition in Clinton since 1918, it remains today as a symbol of the way things used to be -- tin ceiling and walls, wood floor, quality service.
Iron Horse Restaurant
Steaks, some seafood, pasta, sandwiches and salads. Seating capacity 130, banquet capabilities, Sunday brunch, full bar.
Kofusion proudly serves natural meats, wild caught seafood and local produce. Our menu features both signature sushi and a unique blend of Contemporary American and Asian cuisine. We have an extensive beer and wine menu and offer a full array of sakes and house cocktails. In addition to fine dining table service, our stunning space houses a drink bar, sushi bar, private party room and seasonal outdoor seating. Kofusion delivers a truly unique experience in the heart of downtown Champaign.
Another TRUE Italian feeling of cuisine that you MUST try if just visiting Champaign. Located on campus and a popular place come Mother's Day, and open just for UI graduation commencement every May, you'll truly love this Italian food! Open year round (closed on Sunday's), but for those two special days every Spring!
Simpkins Military History Museum
The personal collection of Gary Simpkins includes artifacts from the Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I and II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Cold War and Desert Storm.
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.
Sleep Inn - Urbana
Conveniently located on Lincoln Ave, off I-74, which makes Sleep Inn a prime choice for both business and pleasure travelers.
Flower Corner & Country Church Craft Mall
A full-service florist specializing in weddings. The Flower Corner invites you to call and set up an appointment to speak with one of their designers for your special day! They also carry a large assortment of crafts, candles, quilts, pictures, wooden signs, and furniture.
Located in Campus Town, The Clybourne is a University of Illinois student favorite. During the day have lunch with friends and at night enjoy cocktails in a refined atmosphere.
Holiday Inn Express
Off Interstate 74, this modern hotel is a 3-minute drive from Urbana Country Club, 6 minutes from University of Illinois campus, and 2.5 miles from Downtown Champaign. The subdued rooms offer desks, flat-screen TVs with cable channels and coffeemakers. There's also free WiFi and high-pressure showerheads in the bathrooms, while kids 19 and under stay free with an adult. Suites add separate living areas and kitchenettes with microwaves and minifridges.
Vespasian Warner Public Library
Research materials of the DeWitt County Genealogical Society are housed here, as well as revolving exhibits of the Lincoln Heritage committee of DeWitt County. Historical programs and presentations occur throughout the year.
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.
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.
Bean Scene Cafe
Coffees, scones, breakfasts, imported teas, homemade pastries.
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.
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.
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.
Ye Olde Donut Shop
Since 1974 Ye Olde Donut Shoppe has been serving Champaign-Urbana with the highest quality handmade donuts. Real fudge, real maple. Fresh, never frozen. Since the shop closed in 2013, Ye Olde Donut has opened a food truck - catch them at the Farmer's Market and other community festivals!
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.
Mirabelle Fine Pastries
Open for breakfast serving freshly made doughnuts, bagels, muffins. As well as producing other pastry items all day for those with a sweet tooth.
Jupiter's at the Crossing
Pizza and other American fare, this large facility includes billiards for the grown-ups and a full lower level game and activity area for the kids. OTB is available in the lower level.
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.
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.
Super 8 Motel - Champaign
61 guest rooms, suites, pets allowed. Free HBO, and just across the street from Macy's & Market Place Mall.
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!
Customers' satisfaction is our first priority. We always serve good authentic Chinese food in fair price.
Kanfer Photography Gallery
Larry Kanfer is a premier photographer of the Midwest landscape with a gallery and photography studio in Champaign, Illinois.
Conveniently located near the University of Illinois east campus. Fully furnished 5 bedroom extended stay home; rents by day, week, month or year.
Hampton Inn - Forsyth
Surrounded by restaurants, shopping and theaters, the Hampton Inn Decatur/Forsyth is a central Illinois hotel 8 miles away from Millikin University and within five miles of major corporations. Start your day with Hampton's free hot breakfast or if you have some place to be, grab one of our Hampton On the Run® Breakfast Bags, available Monday to Friday. Also enjoy free WiFi, on site fitness center, and indoor pool.
Extended Stay America
89 guest rooms, kitchenettes.
This charming Amish wood shop and store features locally made Amish goods. Toys, treats, quilts, crafts and baked goods can also be purchased here.
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!
Green Acres Baitshop and Campground
Full line bait shop, with 50-site campground. Full hook-up, showers and toilets.
Hickory Point Golf Course
Hickory Point is truly a course for both beginning and competitive golfers. The flat, wide fairways are perfect for learning, while long distances and the ever-present wind provide challenge for more experienced golfers. Hickory Point hosts the Tat $ Lyle Players Championship, the developmental tour of the LPGA. Designed by Roger Packard, the course opened in 1999, and is designed specifically for beginning and youth golfers. Hickory Point features a lighted driving range and special six-hole short course for beginning and youth golfers.
Family, old-style restaurant with down-home country cooking.
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!
Friends Creek Conservation Area
18 miles north of Decatur on Route 48 near Argenta. The park feature three nature trails - the quarter-mile Friends Creek Trail, the 2-mile Woodland Trail, and the 2.5-mile Sun Trail. Each varies in difficulty and meanders through topographies ranging from open meadows and floodplains, to towering oak-hickory forests and undulating hillsides.
Jack Binion's Steakhouse
We offer select cuts of prime rib, steaks, veal and seafood. Since 1993 Binion's Steakhouses have tantalized tens of thousands of steak-loving casino enthusiasts. Everything is prepared by master chefs, plated with impeccable attention to detail and complemented with an extensive wine list. In Horseshoe Casino.
Sunset Inn & Suites
Hotel suites have five fantasy theme rooms including the Hearts Delight, Space Odyssey, Rain Forest, the Arabian, and the Roman Retreat. Indoor pool and fitness center are part of the Inn amenities.
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.
Intermezzo serves up freshly baked breakfast goods, light lunches and dinners, vegetarian and nonvegetarian fare, delectable treats, yogurt, fruit, juice, and Krannert Blends coffee. You can feel especially good about your purchases (and maybe a little less guilty about splurging on a cookie) because all of the proceeds are invested right back into the events you see on Krannert Center stages.
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.
Delicious greek food that has been a staple Campus town eatery since 1973! Don't forget to try their gyros!
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!
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.
Serving delicious breakfast's and great lunches from an impressive menu, dishes include homemade soups, salads, and fresh sandwiches.
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.