- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
Established in 1920, Urbanaâ€™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.
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.