- The list below includes 42 free or cheap things to do in or near Champaign, Illinois, including 45 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.
Located on the Illinois State University campus in the Bones Student Center, Braden Auditorium is a 3,457 seat capacity theatre with state-of-the-art facilities. It hosts concerts, national Broadway tours, ballets and other special events.
The home stadium for the Illinois State Redbirds football team, Hancock Stadium features a FieldTurf playing surface as well as state of the art scoreboards and sound system. The stadium also has a Stadium Club that can be reserved.
Featuring digital surround sound and projectors, Normal Stadium 14 plays the latest blockbuster hits in theaters fitted with stadium seating. On Wednesdays, the theater offers movie goers complimentary popcorn with their ticket.
The Bloomington Galaxy 14 Cinema is a movie theater that features assistive listening devices, stadium seating, birthday party rooms, and select Digital 3D auditoriums. The theater also serves food and beverages and has group ticket discounts.
Maxwell Park is 125 acres and features a large and popular dog park. Other amenities include a softball complex, playground, disc golf course, horseshoe court, basketball court, tennis courts, picnic shelters and nature trails.