Plenty of Things to Do and See in Champaign
When you choose to stay at the Country Inn & Suites, Champaign North, you position yourself near a multitude of fun things to do, such as browsing the historical musical exhibits at John Philip Sousa Library and Museum or attending a sporting event at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Travel less than a mile to shop all your favorite retailers at Market Place Mall, which also offers a carousel and an indoor playground for the kids. If you prefer an outdoor activity, pop over to Curtis Orchard & Pumpkin Patch or stroll the fragrant pathways at the Mabery Gelvin Botanical Gardens.
Don't miss these highlights:
- Champaign County Historical Museum (2.4 miles)
Learn all about the history of Champaign County through the artifacts, documents and educational activities at this local museum, housed in the Cattle Bank, the county's oldest documented commercial structure.
Phone: +1 (217) 356-1010
- Curtis Orchard & Pumpkin Patch (7.4 miles)
A popular family-focused attraction, Curtis Orchard & Pumpkin Patch offers fun for all ages from July through December. Explore the orchards and pumpkin patches, participate in kids’ activities and pick up a souvenir or seasonal treats at the country store.
Phone: +1 (217) 359-5565
- John Philip Sousa Archives & Center for American Music (3.4 miles)
A collection of archival records and historical artifacts preserves America's local and national music history at this nearby attraction. Part of the University of Illinois Library and University Archives, the museum houses 75 percent of Sousa's musical scores, many of which feature patriotic themes.
Phone: +1 (217) 244-9309
- Market Place Mall (0.6 miles)
Make a day of it at Market Place Mall, home to nearly 100 popular retailers like Express and Victoria's Secret, and numerous full-service and quick-service restaurants. Give your feet a break while the kids ride the carousel or expend energy at the indoor playground.
Phone: +1 (217) 356-2700
- Orpheum Children's Science Museum (1.8 miles)
The exhibits and activities here are so much fun, the kids won't even realize they're learning something about science and the arts. Meet bearded dragons and turtles at the Critter Corner or create glowing designs at the Lite Brite exhibit.
Phone: +1 (217) 352-5895
- University of Illinois (2.1 miles)
Cheer on the Fighting Illini or attend a performance at the Krannert Center at the nearby University of Illinois. This 7.1-square-mile Urbana-Champaign campus is also home to the Krannert Art Museum and the Japan House and Arboretum.
Phone: +1 (217) 333-1000
- William M. Staerkel Planetarium (2.6 miles)
Journey into space without leaving the planet at this exciting attraction that offers tours of the night sky. Learn how to find current constellations and planets, and hear tales about space aliens at this planetarium. Don't miss the collection of meteorite samples on display in the planetarium lobby.
Phone: +1 (217) 351-2446
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