- Our list of the best things to do in Champaign, Illinois, features the top 54 nearby activities — including 25 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Champaign, IL has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Entertainment & Shows, Museums & Galleries, and Sights & Landmarks.
- The results below include the top 30 things to do within the city of Champaign, IL , followed by 24 popular activities in nearby cities, including Urbana
Centennial Park Champaign offers numerous areas for sports, including tennis, basketball, baseball, soccer and swimming. There are numerous walking paths, a playground, picnic areas, outdoor grills, and a hill for sledding in the winter months. Food and drink are available at seasonal concession stands.
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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.
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.
Putt Zone Fun Center has two 18 hole mini golf courses, five batting cages with pitching machines, two trampoline basketball units and a robot boxing attraction. Their covered pavilion area provides seating for up to 100.
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.