- 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.
The Carmike Beverly Cinema 18 is a movie theater multiplex that features 18 different auditoriums. The theater shows mostly Hollywood new releases in fully digital video and sound, and offers discount matinees and other promotions.
The student union of the University of Illinois at Champagne, the Illini Union features a variety of attractions, including art on display, restaurants, shops, sports screenings, and an array of student activities and events.
Artifacts representing cultures from all around the world are exhibited at the Spurlock Museum, dating back to Ancient Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt. Public events are organized all around the year, as well as private events.
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Housed on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, The William R & Clarice V Spurlock Museum features an array of cultural artifacts from around the world including pieces from Africa, South America and the Ottoman Empire.
Located in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Campus Recreation Center East offers amenities like an aquatic center, a gym, basketball courts, racquetball courts, and more. The aquatic center has a pool, spa, and water slide.
With 2,000 square feet dedicated as a dance studio, Phillips Recreation Center provides community programs for folk dancing, ballet, tap, and more. In addition to the studio, the center has a fitness room and a lounge.