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Assembly Hall - 1800 S. First Street, Champaign
The Assembly Hall is a multi-purpose facility that features the largest capacity of any Illinois arena outside of Chicago. It has nearly 16,000 permanent seats and large floor space making it the perfect venue for all types of athletic events. The Assembly Hall is home of the Fighting Illini Men's and Women's Basketball teams and hosts the IHSA Wrestling State Finals and Illinois Drill Team Association State Championships each year. (217) 333-2923

Crystal Lake Park - Broadway and Park, Urbana Outdoor - Tel: (217) 328-1069

Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve - 109 S. Lake of the Woods Road (10 Miles West of Champaign on I-, Mahomet
Lake of the Woods County Park is a 900-acre preserve that features an 18-hole regulation golf course, a 9-hole par 3 course and practice range, fishing, hiking, picnicking, cross-country skiing, sledding, the HI-tower bell carillon and observation area, 3.3 mile bicycle/pedestrian path, the Early American Museum, Mabery Gelvin Botanical Gardens, building rentals, and programs.

Sholem Aquatic Center - 2111 West Sangamon Drive, Champaign
This $7million aquatic center is located with in Centennial Park and includes the following features: 2 zero depth entry pools with spray features, 3 water rides including a lazy river, body flume slide and a tube ride in the river, eight 25 yard lap lanes, shade and sun areas, family restrooms, concessions, bathhouse, and rental areas. Tel: (217) 398-2581

Stone Creek Golf Course - 2600 S. Stone Creek Blvd., Urbana
Opened in 1999, it features one of the most enjoyable 18-hole public championship golf courses in downstate Illinois. It’s beautifully manicured bent grass greens, tees, and fairways, soft smooth slopes, and subtle elevation changes makes Stone Creek a true golfers experience. With numerous lakes and stone laden creeks, Stone Creek is a true delight to golfers and holds true to its name.

Hosted Events:
NGA Tour Michelob Classic 2002, 2004; USGA United States Amateur Championship Qualifying 2002, 2005; Illinois Men’s Amateur Championship 2004; Women’s Western National Amateur Championship 2003, 2007; PGA of America Northern Club Professional Championship 2001, 2003; Host of the Men’s and Women’s Big Ten Conference Championships. Tel: (217) 367-3000

Alto Vineyards - 4210 N. Duncan Road (Rt. 150 West to Duncan Rd. North) , Champaign
Alto Vineyards owns and operates a retail wine shop and tasting room in Champaign. Along with their award winning wines, one will find a selection of gifts, including custom gift baskets, gourmet foods, and local artwork. They offer indoor as well as outdoor seating to relax and enjoy their atmosphere, as well as live entertainment. Available for private functions too. Tel: (217) 356-4784

Early American Museum - North Route 47, Mahomet
The Early American Museum has an extensive collection interpreting 19th and early 20th century life in East-Central Illinois. Two floors of exhibits present architecture, trades and occupations, decorative arts, and childhood and domestic life of the time. The Discovery Room offers hands-on opportunities for children to interact and learn about the residents of the Grand Prairie. Educational programs are offered for all ages throughout the year. Tel: (217) 586-2612

Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum - 1011 Pacesetter Drive, Rantoul
The Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum is a premier showcase of Illinois Aviation and the 77 year history of Chanute Air Force Base. The museum encompasses over 126,000 sq. ft. of display space, boasting the largest aerospace museum in Illinois. Special memorial items are dedicated in honor of pioneer aviators Illinois and Chanute AFB commanders and heroes. A gift show, visitors reception suite, library, Children's Discover Room, snack bar, and helpful volunteers await visitor's arrival. Tel: (217) 893-1613

Orpheum Children's Science Museum - 346 North Neil Street, Champaign
The Orpheum Children's Science Museum, located in the 1914 Orpheum Theatre, is one of the finest buildings in downstate Illinois. Children of all ages are given the opportunity to learn science at their own pace in an informal setting. Current exhibits include gosh images, zoetropes, dino-dig, a PVC pipe organ, and many more! Tel: (217) 352-5895

Spurlock Museum - 600 South Gregory, Urbana
The Spurlock Museum celebrates the people of the world with featured galleries of Africa, Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, Europe, East Asia, Southeast Asia and Oceania, the Americans, and the Ancient Mediterranean. Special factilities include a focus gallery for temporary exhibits, learning center, auditorium, and educational resource center. Check out Spurlock on YouTube! Tel: (217) 333-2360

Helpful Tips & Resources

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  • Don't let heavy bags slow you down! Make use of our airport's complimentary baggage carts, available for all travelers in the baggage claim area.
  • If you have some time before your departure, relax, grab a bite, peruse the shops, or jump on the free wifi and surf galore!
  • Are you a frequent flyer or traveling in business or first class? Check out where the airline lounges are located.
  • Once you have passed through security, you can use the interactive terminal map to find your gate, as well as the various restaurants and shops that are available on your route.
  • Need some cash for your trip? Check here for the location of in-terminal ATMs or currency exchangers.
  • If you're flying in from out of town and need transportation to your destination, consider renting a car from one of these rental car providers.

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