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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1.8 Miles
100% 17 votes
Parks 206 W. Park, Urbana, IL 61801 MoreLess Info
Crystal Lake Park - Lake House abounds in scenic beauty. Boating enthusiasts can rent canoes, row boats or paddle boats for a small fee. The lake house that can be rented for various occasions and can accommodate unto 100 people.
1.9 Miles
97% 35 votes
Libraries 210 West Green Street, Urbana, IL MoreLess Info
Urbana Public Library is a cozy little place that has a huge collection of books and is also equipped with a video library. It also has a cafe, wifi and reading rooms.
2.0 Miles
78% 9 votes
Parks 1505 N. Broadway, Urbana, IL MoreLess Info
Anita Purves Nature Center is a nature center offering nature themed educational programs for those of all ages. The center also hosts summer camps for children and maintains community garden plots available for rent at Meadowbrook Park.
2.0 Miles
90% 41 votes
Botanical Gardens 1800 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL MoreLess Info
University of Illinois Arboretum is a collection of flora that helps teaching and research. Enthralling artistry of the Welcome Garden, Japan Home and the other gardens serve as major attractions.
2.0 Miles
100% 1 votes
Bowling 1401 W Green St Rm 115, Urbana, IL 61801 MoreLess Info
On the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illini Union Bowling Lanes offers league bowling. Located in the recreation room of the union, other activities can also be enjoyed such as billiards, video and arcade games.
2.1 Miles
100% 1 votes
Horseback Riding 1096 County Road 1800E, Urbana, Champaig, Urbana, IL 61802 MoreLess Info
Founded in 2011, Misty Pines Stables is an equestrian facility that offers a number of services for horses and their owners. These services include full-service boarding, riding lessons, and birthday party hosting.
2.5 Miles
100% 4 votes
Parks Park & Broadway, Urbana, IL 61801 MoreLess Info
Providing activities in both the warm and colder months, Crystal Lake Park offers many amenities. This includes lake access along with a nature center, picnic pavilions, playgrounds and a family aquatic center.
2.5 Miles
- 0 votes
Parks Grossbach Drive, Urbana, IL 61802 MoreLess Info
Established in 1920, Urbana’s Victory Park is named for the victory gardens that were planted there during World War I. The park has neighborhood community gardens as well as a covered pavilion that can be reserved for events.
2.9 Miles
- 1 votes
Parks Cottage Grove & Sunnycrest Drive, Urbana, IL 61801 MoreLess Info
Featuring beautiful landscaping, Crestview Park offers many amenities including a playground, picnic pavilion and shelter with grills. Park guests can also enjoy open fields and a picturesque garden dedicated to the Urbana Rotary Club's sister organization in Japan.
3.0 Miles
89% 9 votes
Dog Park 1501 E. Perkins Road, Urbana, IL 61803 MoreLess Info
Dogs are allowed to run free at the Urbana Dog Park. For added safety and convenience, the park is equipped with a tall fence, small-dog section and a few benches where dog parents can take a rest.
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