- TripBuzz found 48 things to do with kids in or near Urbana, Illinois, including 26 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Champaign.
- From Misty Pines Stables to Illini Union Bowling Lanes, the Urbana area offers 44 different types of family activities, including: Parks, Theaters, Recreation Centers and Bowling.
- Home of most of the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana has a lively college town spirit and a number of activities to keep visitors busy. Urbana hosts a large Farmer's Market every Saturday from May to November where visitors can browse through local produce, arts, crafts, baked goods, and even enjoy live music while doing so.
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.