view details For the Love of Beer

For the Love of Beer

Say hello to Champaign County’s growing craft beer scene.Beer lovers rejoice, Champaign County is filled with spaces and places to drink, buy and celebrate craft beer. Not only can you find a handful of microbreweries and craft beer bars, but even local restaurants have jumped on board by hosting beer dinners and shifting their drink menus to focus on craft. Stop by these top drinking holes ...
view details Must-See & Do Activities for Families

Must-See & Do Activities for Families

Most people think of Champaign-Urbana as a college town with a focus on things college kids like and want. But the reality is that there is plenty to do for kids of all ages. Here’s some of our favorites, presented by!
view details Triple D Galore Along I-74

Triple D Galore Along I-74

As you road trip across Illinois, discover the many local diners, dives and drive-ins just off I-74. We've gathered a comprehensive list of local favorites in Champaign County, as well as our neighbors Danville, Bloomington-Normal, Peoria, Galesburg and the Quad Cities. We’ll guide you to the tastiest treats and eats from west to east as you travel this great state!
view details Destination Downtown

Destination Downtown

As the the heart and soul of Champaign County, Downtown Champaign has tremendous offerings for dining, shopping and nightlife.  With over 40 restaurants and bars and over 15 shops, you’ll be sure to find unique options for your stay.
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Lincoln's Champaign County

It is well known that Abraham Lincoln lived and worked in Illinois, but what is his history with Champaign County?This country's great leader spent nearly 20 years of his life practicing law on the 8th judicial circuit, traveling from one county seat to another, including the county seat of Urbana in Champaign County. Throughout the year, Lincoln would travel from Decatur to Urbana to Danville ...
view details Expand Your Horizons

Expand Your Horizons

Did you know Abraham Lincoln tried and lost his first murder trial in Champaign County? Have you ever experienced Chado, the Way of Tea in a traditional Japanese setting? Gazing out at the stars, have you ever wondered how vast is the universe?We invite you to expand your horizons at our various museums and cultural centers. Discover our world’s shared humanity at Spurlock Museum at the ...
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Agriculture Adventures

With the richest farmland in the country, discover the agricultural adventures that await—from animals to mazes to learning more about your food.
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With the University of Illinois as the foundation of Champaign County, technological innovations abound in our community. Inventions like Mosaic, the first web browser, the omnipresent LED, plasma displays and the MRI have come out of the University of Illinois as well as educating the founders of PayPal and YouTube. Technology and research is all around us. Discover the many technological ...

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