- The list below includes 43 free or cheap things to do in or near Champaign, Illinois, including 46 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Movie Theaters, Farms & Ranches and Mini Golf.
- From Champaign Public Library to Hessel Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Champaign and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Urbana.
Centennial Park Champaign offers numerous areas for sports, including tennis, basketball, baseball, soccer and swimming. There are numerous walking paths, a playground, picnic areas, outdoor grills, and a hill for sledding in the winter months. Food and drink are available at seasonal concession stands.
Putt Zone Fun Center has two 18 hole mini golf courses, five batting cages with pitching machines, two trampoline basketball units and a robot boxing attraction. Their covered pavilion area provides seating for up to 100.
Opened for the first time in 1913, the Art Theater is an independent theatre meant for true moviegoers. It can be rented for special events, such as private movie screening, corporate meetings and even weddings.