Stay near the University of Illinois and other top things to do in Champaign

During your stay at the Country Inn & Suites in Champaign, bring the family to visit the out-of-this-world William M. Staerkel Planetarium and see the latest independent film at The Art Theater Co-op. Kick off the day by picking pumpkins with the kids at Curtis Orchard, and then buy everyone a new outfit at Market Place Shopping Center, less than a mile from the hotel. If you're looking for fun and educational things to do, head indoors to any of the nearby museums for art, history, music, and science. Since our hotel is near the University of Illinois, you can easily reach Memorial Stadium to show your blue-and-orange pride at a Fighting Illini game. After a rousing victory, rest up for another day of touring in the privacy and comfort of your hotel room or suite.

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Curtis Orchard & Pumpkin Patch

5.54 mi / 8.92 km from the hotel
A popular family-focused attraction, Curtis Orchard is home to apple orchards, pumpkin patches, and kid-friendly activities from July through December. Browse the on-site country store for 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 always enjoy free admission to the second-largest general fine art 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
Make a day of it at this shopping center, home to nearly 100 popular retailers like Express and Victoria’s Secret. Need a break? Rest your feet while the kids ride the carousel or play on the indoor playground.

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.

Orpheum Children's Science Museum

1.37 mi / 2.21 km from the hotel
Housed in a 1914 vaudeville and moving-picture theater, this art and science museum is steeped in history, featuring exhibits that are so much fun the kids will forget they’re learning!