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The Ultimate Guide to the IHSA Wrestling State Finals

February 18, 2020

The IHSA Wrestling State Finals are one of the most electric events to come into the area. With the state's top athletes showing up to compete, and friends and family coming to cheer them on, we see a lot of visitors to our area throughout the weekend. If you're in town for the IHSA State Wrestling finals as a competitor, supporter, or fan of the sport, here are some ways to make Champaign-Urbana home during your visit!

Where to eat during the ihsa wrestling state finals? 

One of the most popular questions we get from families in town for the IHSA Wrestling State Finals is "where should we go eat?" As Midwest Living's Greatest Midwest Food Town, we always have plenty of options! Why not take on our Champaign-Urbana Food Bucket List? Or, browse our list of local and chain restaurants in Champaign-Urbana! 

Group Dining options in champaign-urbana

If you want to dine with your team, consider checking out this list of dining options with the room to accomodate large groups:

Destihl - Modern Brewpup/American

301 N Neil St, Champaign, IL 61820 

(217) 356-0301

Big Grove Tavern - Farm to Table/American

1 E Main St, Champaign, IL 61820

(217) 239-3505

Hamilton Walker’s - Steakhouse

201 N Neil St, Champaign, IL 61820

(217) 350-0363

KoFusion - Sushi/Asian Cuisine

1 E Main St, Champaign, IL 61820

(217) 531-1166

Biaggi’s - Italian

2235 S Neil St, Champaign, IL 61820

(217) 356-4300

Baxter’s - Steakhouse/American

100 Trade, Center Dr, Champaign, IL 61820

(217) 239-9299

Fiesta Café - Mexican

 216 S 1st St, Champaign, IL 61820

(217) 352-5902

Guido’s Bar and Grill - Burgers/American

2 E Main St, Champaign, IL 61820

(217) 359-3148

Jupiter’s Pizza/At the Crossing - Pizza/Tavern

39 E Main St, Champaign, IL 61820

(217) 398-5988

2511 Village Green Pl, Champaign, IL 61822

(217) 366-8300

Lodgic Everyday Kitchen - American/Eclectic

1807 S Neil St, Champaign, IL 61820

(217) 607-1960

Houlihan’s - Pub/Steaks/Pasta

1900 S 1st St, Champaign, IL 61820

(217) 819-5005

Old Chicago - Pizza/Italian

1910 N Neil St, Champaign, IL 61820

(217) 607-1489

El Toro - Mexican

723 S Neil St, Champaign, IL 61820

(217) 378-7807

Papa Del’s - Pizza/Italian

1201 S Neil St, Champaign, IL 61820

(217) 359-7700

Things to do in champaign-urbana for ihsa wrestling weekend

Before and after the matches, there is plenty to see and do in our micro-urban oasis.

Whether you explore the University of Illinois, check out the arts at our various museums, or find a fun event happening in our area, we promise between the competition and our Outside of Ordinary area, you won't be bored. 

Unique attractions and activities in champaign-urbana

There are a lot of things we love to highlight for visitors to our area. It's easy to find things to do here because we offer so much in terms of attractions and activities! If you're like us, you're probably itching for winter and ready to get active again! Well, don't wait for Spring: check out these indoor recreation opportunities in Champaign-Urbana for some added excitement! 

If this is your first time coming to Champaign-Urbana, we're so happy to have you. You might know a few things about our area, but if you're looking for a crash course, be sure to read about why Champaign County is a top tourist destination to visitors out of the state and from all over the world!

Last but not least, the greater Champaign County area is so much more than just the Champaign-Urbana area! If you want to explore the amazing areas outside of town, check out these five amazing attractions outside of Champaign-Urbana! With all of the listed attractions within a 30 minute driving distance, anyone up for a bit of a mini-trip in between sessions is sure to find fun around every corner!

Looking for more information on the ihsa state wrestling finals?

For more information on the IHSA State Wrestling Finals, visit our dedicated IHSA page, Legends Play Here. As the home to the IHSA Wrestling State Finals for five more years, as recently announced by our friends at IHSA, we look forward to providing the ultimate fan and competitor experience during your time in Champaign-Urbana. 

There’s so much to do in the greater Champaign County area, and we’re here to keep you in the loop! Be sure to explore our Calendar of Events, as well as follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

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