Free & Cheap Things to Do in Champaign, IL

  • 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.
  • 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.
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4.5 Miles
89% 280 votes
Farms & Ranches 3902 South Duncan Road, Champaign, IL 61822 MoreLess Info
Buy apples, pumpkins and other items at Curtis Orchard & Pumpkin Patch in Champaign-Urbana. The area includes a country store, activities just for kids, and other special events on the farm.
1.2 Miles
93% 40 votes
Art Museum 500 East Peabody Dr, Champaign, IL 61820 MoreLess Info
The Krannert Art Museum is opened for anybody who wishes to enjoy exhibitions covering a wide variety of art schools from all over the globe and from any different periods of time – some archeological findings are a couple of thousands years old.
1.1 Miles
93% 14 votes
Recreation Centers 201 E Peabody Drive, Champaign, IL 61820 MoreLess Info
Located within a modern 340,000 square-foot facility, the Activities & Recreation Center - ARC provides a number of recreational amenities and facilities available for visitors. These amenities include a 35-foot climbing wall, four gymnasiums, two 50-meter pools, and numerous others.
1.5 Miles
82% 28 votes
Sports Stadiums (Amateur) 1800 S. First Street, Champaign, IL 61820 MoreLess Info
Also named State Farm Centre, the University of Illinois Assembly Hall has been the guest of many types of shows since 1961. From Broadways shows to family shows, with superstars like U2 and Frank Sinatra, this arena can accommodate more than 16,000 spectators.
2.3 Miles
100% 3 votes
Movie Theaters 910 Meijer Drive, Champaign, IL 61821 MoreLess Info
The Champaign Carmike Cinemas is a movie theater multiplex that shows newly released Hollywood films in all digital video and sound. The theater offers an array of specials and promotions.
0.9 Miles
100% 3 votes
Skating Rinks 406 E Armory Avenue, Champaign, IL 61820 MoreLess Info
Located on the campus of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ice Arena hosts public skate sessions for the community. Visitors can also enroll their children in learn-to-skate programs and figure skating lessons.
2.5 Miles
75% 16 votes
Observatories & Planetariums 2400 West Bradley Ave, Champaign, IL MoreLess Info
Public shows astronomy shows are put on display at the William M. Staerkel Planetarium during the week. The planetarium also offers educational programs for school groups, civic groups, scout troops, and others.
2.6 Miles
100% 2 votes
Sports Facilities/Fields 1400 Windsor Road, Champaign, IL 61821 MoreLess Info
Morrissey Park is 20 acres and includes a soccer field, tennis courts, a playground, picnic tables and benches and a trail for running and biking. The park also features artistic sculptures and a floral display.
0.3 Miles
80% 5 votes
History Museums 102 East University Avenue, Champaign, IL MoreLess Info
Documenting the history of the Champaign-Urbana county area, the Champaign County Historical Museum contains artifacts from local residents. Exhibits hold military memorabilia, antique toys, a ballroom with dresses and suits, and a replica grocery store.
2.4 Miles
75% 4 votes
Farms & Ranches 2202 W Kirby Avenue, Champaign, IL 61821 MoreLess Info
Open seasonally, Prairie Farm gives visitors a chance to experience a replica of a turn of the century working farm, complete with animals for kids to see and pet. The farm also has walking paths and gardens.
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