Attend UIUC sporting events and other top things to do in Champaign

During your stay at the Country Inn & Suites in Champaign, you’ll have access to a host of things to do like visiting the out-of-this-world William M. Staerkel Planetarium or hiking at Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve. Kick off the day by picking pumpkins or apples with the kids at Curtis Orchard, and then browse the stores at Market Place Shopping Center. If you’re looking for fun and educational activities, Krannert Art Museum and Orpheum Children’s Science Museum provide ample opportunities to learn about art, history, music, or science. Since our hotel is near the University of Illinois, you can head to Memorial Stadium to show your blue-and-orange pride at a Fighting Illini game. After a rousing victory, our rooms and suites provide a welcome place to relax.

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Curtis Orchard & Pumpkin Patch

5.54 mi / 8.92 km from the hotel
This family-focused attraction is home to apple orchards, pumpkin patches, and kid-friendly activities from July through December. Browse the on-site country store for items like local honey, toys, jellies, and award-winning apple cider.

Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion

2.72 mi / 4.37 km from the hotel
Spend time with the family at Krannert Art Museum, where you can enjoy free admission to the second-largest general fine arts collection in the state of Illinois.

Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve

7.87 mi / 12.67 km from the hotel
This wooded preserve occupies nearly 900 acres in Mahomet and offers opportunities for hiking, picnicking, skiing, boating, and fishing in the Sangamon River.

Market Place Shopping Center

0.61 mi / 0.99 km from the hotel
This mall is home to nearly 100 popular retailers, including Express, Old Navy, and Victoria’s Secret. Need a break? Rest your feet while the kids ride the carousel.

The University of Illinois – Memorial Stadium

2.78 mi / 4.48 km from the hotel
Built in 1923 to honor the soldiers who gave their lives in WWI, this stadium is home to the Fighting Illini football team.

Parkland College

2.01 mi / 3.24 km from the hotel
Set on a beautiful 255-acre campus, this nationally accredited institution offers major areas of study such as aviation and agriculture.

State Farm Center

2.99 mi / 4.81 km from the hotel
State Farm Center is recognized by sports fans and concertgoers far and wide for its signature white dome and warm, glowing lights.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2.65 mi / 4.26 km from the hotel
Cheer on the Fighting Illini or attend a cultural event during your visit to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a 4,552-acre campus that more than 47,000 students attend.

Virginia Theatre

1.47 mi / 2.37 km from the hotel
Situated in the Champaign Park District, the historic Virginia Theatre hosts film festivals, poetry competitions, children’s parties, and networking events.

William M. Staerkel Planetarium

2.06 mi / 3.32 km from the hotel
Journey into space without leaving the planet at this exciting attraction on Parkland College’s campus. Teach your kids how to find constellations, and check out the planetarium’s collection of meteorite samples in the lobby.