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Danville Bar and Grill
Provides a clean, spacious, relaxed, and friendly lounge and dining atmosphere. Open jam sessions every Friday. Delivery and catering available.
Award winning pizza since 1972. Also features a salad bar and range of other dinners, including pastas and sandwiches.
Authentic Mexican food at affordable prices. Mariachi bands featured on occasion.
Yorkshire Bed and Breakfast
Close to the heart of historic downtown Danville, discover the warmth and charm of the Yorkshire Bed and Breakfast. Choose from two beautiful rooms for your stay at The Yorkshire Bed and Breakfast. Each traditional style bedroom room features comfortable beds with luxury linens, cable TV, DVD player, Internet access, hair dryers, fluffy towels and robes.
Located in the heart of Downtown Danville, Rich's Deluxe offers a large selection of Greek favorites and traditional dinners featuring seafood, steaks and pasta. Gourmet sandwiches and fresh Alaskan halibut are favorites among customers.
Phases of the Moon Music & Art Festival
The inaugural Phases of the Moon Music & Art Festival is set to take place September 11-14, 2014 at the beautiful 3.000 acre Kennekuk County Park. Phases of the Moon is a four-day music, arts and camping event thoughtfully tailored to provide a unique festival experience. It boasts four outdoor stages: two main stages that alternate following each set and two smaller stages. Along with amazing music, attendees will have access to farm-to-table food, craft beer, a farmer's market and a mall of diverse craft vendors featuring an array of original items. Large interactive sculptures, live art, and works from renowned national and local artists will be on display.
Holiday Lights at Bunker Hill Historic Area
The historic buildings at Kennekuk County Park's Bunker Hill Historic Area will be decorated for the holidays and thousands of lights illuminated Friday - Sunday 5:00 - 8:00 PM through the holiday season.
NJCAA Division II Men's National Basketball Tournament
Danville Area Community College and the City of Danville will again host the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II Men’s National Basketball Tournament at the DACC campus March 17-21, 2015. This year marks the 22nd year that Danville has hosted the tournament and the 30th year of the tournament.
Danville Symphony Orchestra Presents "Heroes and Heroines"
Heroes and Heroines have been the focus of the greatest story tellers throughout history! Join Danville Symphony Orchestra Maestro Jeremy Sterling and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Principal French Hornist, Robert Danforth for this musical survey of some of the most heroic stories ever set.
Danville Symphony Orchestra Presents "Beethoven Lives Upstairs"
Experience the award winning and ever popular dramatic story of Beethoven through the eyes and ears of the young boy who "lives below his apartment" in Beethoven Lives Upstairs presented by the Danville Symphony Orchestra.
Sleep Inn & Suites
Enjoy a wealth of amenities at an affordable price when choosing the smoke-free Sleep Inn & Suites® hotel in Danville. The pet-friendly hotel is conveniently located just off of Interstate 74 and in close proximity to Kickapoo State Park, Kennekuk County Park, Danville Area Community College, the David S. Palmer Arena, and VA Illiana Health Care System.
Danville Symphony Orchestra Presents "Joyful Sounds"
Soak in the Joyful Sounds of the season along with some Disney classics as the DSO welcomes back Danville High School's own Delegation Choir along with the Danville Symphony Community Choir. Selections will include, It's a Wonderful Life, Five Sketches After Dickens, music from Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast, Turkey Lurkey and tried and true O Holy Night and the Hallelujah Chorus.
Best Western Riverside - Danville
The Best Western Riverside Inn in Danville offers the best in service and hospitality. Enjoy the complimentary rotational breakfast bar featuring eggs, pancakes, french toast, french toast sticks, sausage or bacon (items vary by day). Additionally enjoy many of our savory baked items or variety Yoplait yogurt. All of our rooms are equipped with wireless high-speed Internet access, our exclusive Kohler luxury showerhead, plush beds, 250 thread count luxury linens, fluffy towels, 27 inch televisions with cable, in room coffee, in room hair dryers, and many more amenities to make your stay comfortable and convenient.
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
The winding rivers and abundant forests of Illinois welcome you to the Holiday Inn Express® Hotel & Suites Danville. Our hotel's location in Danville, Illinois provides easy access to nearby attractions and businesses. Corporate travelers headed to Danville, IL appreciate our hotel's proximity to companies like Blackhawk Biofuels, Presence Medical Center, VA Illiana Helathcare, Quaker Oats and ThyssenKrupp.
Super 8 - Danville
Get some much-needed rest at our Super 8 Danville hotel, conveniently located off Interstate 74 less than one mile from the Illinois / Indiana border. Our Danville, Illinois hotel near University of Illinois offers free Wi-Fi Internet access to help you stay connected, and free SuperStart continental breakfast so you can refuel for a busy day. Stretch out in one of our mini suites, and use your refrigerator or microwave to get a snack ready for a busy day. Kids 17 and under stay free when accompanied by an adult at our Danville, IL hotel. Smoke-free and pet-friendly rooms are available.
Quality Inn - Danville
Whether traveling for business or pleasure, the Quality Inn® hotel is the perfect place for lodging in the area. Discover the beauty Vermilion County holds, featuring everything from historic sites to nearly 15,000 acres of parks. This Danville hotel is conveniently located near several businesses, including McLane Midwest, Sygma, Alcoa and the AutoZone Distribution Center.
Days Hotel & Conference Center
Welcome to Danville Days Inn Hotel and Conference Center. Located off Highways 1 and 136, our hotel near Lake Vermillion offers unbeatable comfort and convenience. Start each morning with free Daybreak breakfast and use free Wi-Fi Internet access to look up local attractions from your Danville, Illinois, hotel room. Take advantage of time-saving conveniences like 24-hour front desk, laundry facilities and valet services, then cool off with a swim in our seasonal outdoor pool or work out in our on-site gym. For the ultimate in relaxation, book our Jacuzzi suite, featuring a soothing whirlpool tub and 65-inch flat-screen TV. Kids 17 and under stay free with an adult.
Kennekuk County Park
The 3000 acre park includes a seven mile backpack trail among its 15 miles of trail system. Boats and canoes are available for rental in season, and seven lakes are available for fishing. Hunting of pheasant, rabbit, squirrel, dove, waterfowl, goose, mushrooms, turkey, and deer is permitted (Illinois and Vermilion County Conservation District regulations apply).
I and I State Line Tavern
Tavern steakhouse and full liquor service store with a drive thru or walk in service. Steaks, burgers, sandwiches, seafood, pizza, and an organic menu are offered. Live music is featured on Saturdays with a dance floor and large outdoor patio for dining.
Family dining with something for everyone including appetizers, salads, soups, burgers, pasta, and kids' menu.
Montana Mike's Steakhouse
Full-service steakhouse concept specializing in big appetites and great value. Steaks are naturally aged, USDA steaks, hand-cut at the restaurant and grilled to your liking. The atmosphere is reminiscent of a mountain lodge and service is first class.
Cahill's Family Restaurant
Family dining atmosphere which features all day breakfast and daily lunch specials.
Known as 'The Working Man's Country Club,' the Little Nugget Steakhouse and Tavern provides a range of dinner choices as well as package liquor and carry-out.
Hampton Inn & Suites
Discover the cultural heartland of Illinois when staying at the Hampton Inn and Suites Danville. Our hotel provides easy access to I-74 and is minutes away from fishing, hunting and shopping. Explore the Vermilion County Museum and the Vermilion County War Museum. Hunt at the Kennekuk County Park featuring archery deer, turkey, waterfowl and upland game hunting. Visit the Forest Glen Preserve— an 1,800 acre nature preserve in Vermilion County or if you’d prefer to shop you’ll find great deals in Danville’s shopping district. Our hotel is only 10 miles away from tennis courts, a golf course and a basketball court. We’re within 5 miles of local corporations such as Pepsico and Genpact.
The Babe - Danville Stadium
The life of legendary baseball star Babe Ruth is the focus of this biopic. The Danville Stadium (home to the present-day Danville Dans college baseball team) was used to portray Fenway Park and Forbes Field in the film. Wrigley Field in Chicago was used to represent all of the other baseball parks featured in the movie. Cubs fans can tell the location just by looking at how the grass is distinctively cut near first and third bases.
Heron County Park Wetlands Boardwalk
950 foot floating boardwalk. Songbirds, season migratory birds, and waterfowl such as Canadian geese, mallards, wood ducks, kingfishers, green herons, and American egret all flock to the area. Also includes an observation tower to take in the "wide-angle" view.
A quaint and unique place to visit with friends and enjoy wonderful food. Daily coffee, soup, tea and lunch specials available!
El Toro Mexican Restaurant
Family owned restaurant with several locations across Central Illinois serving traditional great tasting mexican cuisine brought directly from La Piedad, Michoacan, Mexico. Daily lunch and dinner specials with authentic Mexican taste.
Sleepy Creek Vineyards
Sleepy Creek Vineyards offers more than just great wine. Experience live entertainment, unique shopping, and tastings from local farms. Group tours of the vineyards can be scheduled, and rental space is available for special events including business meetings, parties, and weddings.
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.
Ludwig Farmstead Creamery
Guests can tour the farm, watch how several types of cheese are made and sample some of Ludwig's products for just $5.00. Tours can be scheduled for groups of 10 or more throughout the week or on Saturdays for groups of less than ten or individuals. The Creamery sits on Feathercreek Farm, a 150-acre, fifth-generation family farm originally settled in 1866. The Ludwig family's primary business is the care and breeding of high pedigree, purebred Holstein dairy cattle.
Harry "Babe" Woodyard State Natural Area
This area encompasses 2.2 miles of the Little Vermilion River, listed as a significant stream because of its aquatic features. The site supports 12 state endangered or threatened species and provides habitat for 23 forest interior species.
Rustic Charm is a full service country and primitive gift shop offering everything from crafts, candles, cards and gifts to collectibles, textiles, antiques, and custom gift baskets and silk florals.
Buy, sell, shop or swap two weekends of every month.
Main Street Cafe'
Looking for a place to grab a cup of coffee while traveling down Interstate 57? Then stop by Main Street in Gifford, and be on the look out for their daily specials!
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.
Culbert Flowers & Gifts by Molly
Nursery, gifts, antiques and much more. We had a wide range of unique selections perfect for any occasion.
Shiloh Prairie Restoration
View 40 acres of restored prairie grass and a Native American grass lodge.
Middle Fork State Fish & Wildlife Area
The Middle Fork State Fish & Wildlife Area consists of 2,700 acres of grass, forest and cropland, and wildlife habitat. The area also includes a portion of the Middle Fork River, a State and National Scenic River, with over 1,000 feet of scenic corridor for canoeing and fishing. The area also allows for hunting, hiking, picnicking, and camping.
Salt Kettle Rest Area/Pioneer Salt Mines
The Salt Kettle Rest Area is accessible from the westbound lands of I-74, between Danville and Oakwood, and is located near the original pioneer salt mines. A monument stands at the site in honor of the area's first industry.
Sugar Shack Antiques
At Sugar Shack Antiques, you'll find a specialized mix of antiques, primitives, handmade quilts, old hunting and fishing items, western items and antlers, horns, and hides. Also featured is packaged meat from the KD Farm including bison, deer, elk, and Texas longhorns.
Guests have the opportunity to rent canoes, kayaks, and paddleboats to explore the rivers and lakes at Kickapoo State Park. Canoe and kayak trips (8 or 13 mile) are offered or rentals can be done by the hour. Following your adventure, guests can grab a bite to eat at the on-site Dockside Cafe which offers live music throughout the summer.
Kickapoo State Park Campgrounds
Kickapoo has two major campgrounds for tent and trailer camping, with 184 sites. About half the sites have electrical hookups, two shower buildings are available to all campers and a sanitary dump station is available. Campers occupying electrical sites are required to pay for the availability of electricity even if the service is not used. A limited number of walk-in sites are available for primitive campers. The shower buildings are closed by November 1 (may be earlier if bad weather) and reopen May 1 (may be earlier - weather depending).
Possum Trot Supper Club
Features steaks, ribs, and fresh seafood specials every weekend. Full bar, outdoor patio, and piano player every Friday - Sunday. Also offers large banquet rooms for large gatherings.
Middle Fork Forest Preserve
Middle Fork Forest Preserve, 1600 acres in northeast Champaign County, offers visitors a campground (53 of 65 campsites have electricty), brand new playground, swimming beach, fishing, hiking, boat rentals, cross-country skiing, picnicking, a Waterfowl Management Area, renovated meeting facility and programs. The campground now accepts online reservations.
Just like the 1970's and 1980's have your food brought out to you by waitresses on roller skates, and enjoy true classic American burgers and shakes!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Super 8 Motel - Rantoul
57 rooms, 3 suites, pets welcomed
Magnuson Heritage Inn
Magnuson Heritage Inn is conveniently located in Rantoul, Illinois off of Interstate 57, just 15 miles from Champaign. While in Rantoul check out their many attractions such as Hardy's Reindeer Ranch, Air Museum, play the links at their many golf courses, or just take in the quaint village of Rantoul.
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!
Rossville Depot Railroad Museum
The Rossville Depot Railroad Museum features a collection of material from various railroads in East Central Illinois including the C&EI, Wabash, Illinois Terminal and NYC. The depot also includes a HO scale model railroad with over 1,000 feet of total track and 130 switches.
Constructed in 1857, Mann's Chapel is the oldest standing church in Vermilion County. The chapel is now part of the Vermilion County Museum Complex and can be rented for special occasions with seating for 125-150 available.
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
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!
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 - 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.
Urbana Indoor Aquatic Center
The Indoor Aquatic Center has a recreational and competition pool, a beach-like entry and a water playground.
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.
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 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.
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
What Lincoln Center is to New Yourk and Kennedy Center is to Washington D.C., Krannert Center is to the Midwest—a magnificent showcase for the performing arts. KCPA is a premier educational and professional performing arts complex and is the setting for over 300 performances each year. A professional laboratory for the University of Illinois dance, theatre, opera and music departments, the Center also hosts internationally famous artists such as Emmy Lou Harris, Herbie Hancock, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Mark Morris Dance Group, and is home to the Champaign-Urbana Symphony and Sinfonia de Camera.
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.
Japan House offers the public an opportunity to learn about traditional Japanese culture through tea ceremonies, workshops and special events through the year. The beautiful Japan House gardens are open from dawn to dusk for you to stroll through and enjoy. The Japan House closes during the summer. Call for information on tea ceremonies and tours.
Boomerang Bar & Grill
This laid back local bar has pool tables, great food and no cover charge except when bands play.
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.
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!
Kennedy's at Stone Creek
Kennedy's at Stone Creek offers fine dining overlooking the beautiful Stone Creek Golf Course in southeast Urbana. Both Kennedy's and the Stone Creek Golf Club are public, requiring no membership. Kennedy's specializes in award winning fresh seafood and Certified Angus Beef steaks and offers a mixed cuisine of entrees, salads, soups, sandwiches and appetizers. Reservations are requested, but walk-ins are always welcome, space permitting. Kennedy's at Stone Creek has no dress code and is completely non-smoking.
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.
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.
Big city, but small town feeling when you stop in at Kaldi's Coffee to grab a hot brew for the day (or midday), and great place to just get to know the friendly faces around the neighborhood, or the friendly locals of Urbana if visiting C-U.
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.
Piato is located in Lincoln Square Village, in Urbana, IL. Serving delicious breakfasts and great lunches from an impressive menu, dishes include homemade soups, salads, and fresh sandwiches. Piato does a variety of events from simple boxed lunches to elegant formal dinners and receptions. We tailor our services to meet our guest's expectations. The owner has created an extensive menu to help guide you in creating your vision to pure perfection. Unlike many catering companies, we delight in working with you to make every event unforgettable.
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!
This new steakhouse has a casual and inviting atmosphere. Food is the star here! Montana Mike’s is a full-service steakhouse concept specializing in big appetites and great value. Our steaks are naturally aged, USDA steaks, hand-cut at the restaurant and grilled to your liking. The atmosphere is reminiscent of a mountain lodge and our service is first class. All Montana Mikes offer beer and wine with most locations having a full bar.
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.
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.
Madeline's Confectionary Arts Studio & Gallery
Learn all about the world of art by enrolling in an arts class taught by professionals, or shop around for that special piece of art or photography at this multi-purpose festival of the arts.
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.
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.
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.
Hoop Dreams - University of Illinois
This Oscar-nominated documentary follows the lives of two inner city Chicago youths as they pursue their dreams of becoming basketball stars. The movie filmed extensively around Chicago's Cabrini Green public housing complex, as well as at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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.
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.
Champaign Urbana Ballet presents The Nutcracker
It the classic ballet - "Swirling among snowflakes that float from the evening sky, the sweet sounds of violins and flutes fill the air. It is Christmas Eve, and in every house, warm hearts beat in anticipation of the magic of the night. In one special house - the home of the Stahlbaum family - the music and the magic are about to take an unusual shape." That excerpt from Champaign Urbana Ballet's The Nutcracker sets the stage for what has become a glamorous, magical holiday tradition for local audiences. Our production is presented each December with a live orchestra, the famed CU Symphony Orchestra, in the elegant Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Illinois. Local children are cast in roles as mice, soldiers and Polichenelles, while company dancers perform the Waltz of the Snowflakes and Flowers, variations of international delights, and the magnificent Pas de Deux that richly defines the Tchaikovsky score.
Holiday Inn Express
74 rooms, high speed internet access and more.
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)
Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center
5-story property with 202 guest room. Accessible indoor pool, whirlpool-sauna, atrium lounge.
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.
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.
Sleep Inn - Urbana
Conveniently located on Lincoln Ave, off I-74, which makes Sleep Inn a prime choice for both business and pleasure travelers.
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.